Season passes valid for admission all 40 days, including Travers Day
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) welcomes the general public to purchase season admission passes for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m.
A season pass provides fans with admission to all 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, starting with Opening Day on Thursday, July 11 through Monday, September 2. Season passes do not include reserved seating.
The cost for a 2019 Grandstand season pass is $50. A Clubhouse season pass is $75. Season passes may be purchased at NYRA.com/Saratoga.
“A season pass offers the best value to our most loyal fans who don’t want to miss a moment of the racing action. The 2019 season will feature numerous memorable milestones, including the 150th running of the Runhappy Travers and the second leg of the new Turf Triple Series,” said NYRA Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “We anticipate this to be a truly outstanding season and look forward to welcoming fans back to the Spa this summer.”
All season pass holders will automatically be enrolled in the Saratoga Season Perks program, which includes discounts on-track and at participating off-track locations, including local restaurants, merchants, service providers and entertainment venues. Discounts at participating partners are valid from June 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020 with a Saratoga season pass.
Season pass holders will also be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway. Season pass holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the giveaway by the designated time.
Among the highlights of the 2019 season are Opening Weekend, July 11-14; the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday, August 24; and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday, August 3.
Whitney weekend will include the second legs of the new Turf Triple Series, the three-race series at Belmont Park and Saratoga showcasing the best turf runners in the country and offering $5.25 million in purse money. The middle jewel of the Turf Tiara, the series restricted to 3-year-old fillies, will kick off Whitney weekend on Friday, August 2 with the inaugural $750,000 Saratoga Oaks. The middle leg of the Turf Trinity, the series restricted to 3-year-old males designed to emulate the American dirt classics, will bookend Whitney weekend with the inaugural $1 million Saratoga Derby.
Single-day Grandstand admission is $7 and Clubhouse admission is $10 for the 2019 season.
Following Opening Weekend [Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14], racing at Saratoga will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Closing week will run Wednesday, August 28 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.