ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced today the opening of an online competition for a chance to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at historic Saratoga Race Course.
To enter, contestants must submit a video audition link from YouTube, or upload a file no larger than 50 megabytes to https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/visit/national-anthem-contest, singing the National Anthem without accompaniment and fill out corresponding information. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, August 1.
Multiple entrants will then be chosen to sing the National Anthem on at least one day during this year’s 40-day race meet at Saratoga, which runs from Friday, July 21 – Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
Limited to one entry per person, each must feature the contestant’s own rendition of the National Anthem. Lip-synching by the contestant or use of a pre-recorded voice will disqualify entry. Voice altering mechanisms or programs are not allowed. Winning contestants will also be offered four clubhouse or grandstand seats on the day of their performance.
For more information contact Dominic Labetti at DLabetti@nyrainc.com.