It's another sign July 21, opening day, is fast approaching at the Race Course.

This Wednesday at 10am at the NYRA website weekly ticket plans go on sale for the 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course. And coming up Wednesday, May 3 at 10am single day reserved tickets for the Clubhouse and Grandstand will go on sale.

After the weather we have had recently, I have just been itching for summer to get into full swing. This is just going to make it worse. After moving to the Capital Region last year, the Race Course became one of my favorite go to spots. Betting on the ponies is fun, and the track is also just a beautiful place to spend a summer afternoon with friends. Followed by a little night time jaunt in downtown Saratoga, it makes for the ideal summer day.

And after learning a little more about researching the horses and how to place different bets, hopefully I can actually win a few bucks this year!