The New York State Republican Party wants donors to go to the races, but put their money down on their cause.

Chairman Ed Cox is hosting a fundraiser at the Saratoga Racetrack, with tickets going as high as $2,500 on Aug. 17 (unfortunately, that is not a giveaway day).

The day starts at the track and concludes with dinner at the Saratoga Golf Course.

Saratoga is a popular place for politicians from both parties to hold fundraisers, because, frankly, a lot of rich people go there.

The Saratoga meet starts Friday.