Updated 07/20/2012 06:40 AM
Siro's Cup runneth over
Today may be the official Opening Day at Saratoga, but top jockeys, trainers, and more than 1,000 racing fans kicked off the season Thursday night. Our Erin Vannella has more on the party of the year, the annual summer fundraiser at Siro's.
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Come with me! Let's rub elbows with the best dressed at Siro's Cup.
"This is actually my first time here," said Saratoga resident Judy Bethon.
What's she expecting? "I don't know, fun. And I'm really hungry."
There's plenty to eat and drink at the 19th annual Saratoga tradition with a $150 ticket to benefit the Center for Disability Services.
What makes it so much fun? "The fact that all the money basically goes back to the Center for Disability Services and all the good that they do for people in the community," said Capital Region resident Mark Feiden. "So it works out well for everybody."
"My favorite part is just to see the amazing support from the people of the community and the money is being put to great use," said Center for Disability Services board member Denise Dubois.
So for Dubois, the good time is time well spent. But it's an unselfish opinion shared by the crowd as well, albeit in a lavish display of good looks and good eats a day before the races.
"It's a great kick off," said Saratoga Springs resident Tom Bethon. "I mean you get to see the same people every year and you don't see them all winter and you see them in the summer. It's a good time."
"Everybody loves to come out," said Dubois. "Saratoga is the summer place to be, so it kicks off the racing season and know they're expecting over a 1000 people tonight so it's a great way to give back and have fun while doing it."