The 2nd Annual Taste of Travers was held on August 25th, 2017 from 6-10PM at the National Museum of Dance and benefited the Saratoga Senior Center and Saratoga War Horse. This fun-filled Travers and Saratoga themed event recognized 2016 Travers winner Arrogate, with Honorary Chairs, Juddmonte Farms, Bob Baffert and Mike Smith.
The 1st Annual Taste of Travers Celebration to benefit The Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga took place on August 26, 2016 from 6-10pm at the National Museum of Dance. The fun-filled Travers and Saratoga themed event recognized 2015 Travers winner Keen Ice. Jerry and Linda Crawford of Donegal racing, Javier and Abby Castellano, and Dale Romans served as co-chairs.
Guests were greeted at the National Museum of Dance by valet parking, received a welcome cocktail and then entered the beautifully decorated tent, which was draped in Saratoga track red and white and Keen Ice’s green and yellow. Elaborate decorations include large horses, TVs streaming old Travers races and Travers memorabilia. Gourmet food, including passed hors d’oeuvre, a raw bar, lobster rolls, antipasto, sweet desserts and much more, was served by Old Daley Custom catering. The open bar featured top-shelf liquor and Saratoga-themed specialty drinks by William Grant & Sons, E&J Gallo and Empire Merchants. Guests also enjoyed different tasting stations including one with Hendricks Gin, and a cigar bar by Smokin SAMs. Heather Bohm-Tallman provided a fun track-themed photo booth. Bruno DeJulio gave guests an entertaining and informative handicapping session on stage and Grand Central Station kept the dance floor full all night. Many recognizable faces from the racing industry were in attendance, including Tom Durkin, Javier Castellano, Ramon Dominguez, Jerry Crawford, Kiaran Mclaughlin and many others. The event was a huge success with over 500 people in attendance and helped raise over $45,000 for the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga.
The Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga Springs, a non-residential community center, serves over 1,300 members by providing a fun and nurturing social environment with support services and programs tailored to adults and seniors. The facility is located in the heart of downtown Saratoga and serves as a community hub where seniors can get help and maintain an independent lifestyle by making new friends, sharing a meal, taking a healthy living class or learning a new skill. The social interaction provided by these programs is essential to the physical and mental health of the seniors in our community.