02/15/2008 12:00AM

Spa ticket forms hitting the mail

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The New York Racing Association was to begin mailing out applications over the weekend for reserved seats for the 2008 Saratoga meet, officials announced Friday. NYRA had delayed sending out those applications until the franchise issue was resolved.

On Wednesday, NYRA's franchise to run racing at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga was extended by state legislators for the next 25 years.

Application forms for Saratoga reserved seats can also be obtained at All applications must be postmarked by March 21 in order to be eligible.

The Saratoga meet will run from July 23 through Sept. 1.