Thursday, July 22, 2010

SARATOGA 142nd Season Begins tomorrow!!!!

The best time of the Horse racing year is upon us.I look forward to the opening of SARATOGA and have my bags packed for opening weekend. They extended the meet this year and I think it's the greatest. Here is some info for all.


Saratoga Race Course is a 350-acre racetrack in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The
2010 meeting will be 40 days long from Friday, July 23 to Labor Day,
Monday, Sept. 6. Saratoga is the home of the 141st Running of the Travers
Stakes on Aug. 28, 2010.

40 days, July 23-September 6
Dark Tuesdays
Post times: 1 p.m. daily except:
2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30 and Friday, September, 3
11:35 a.m. on Travers Day, Saturday, August 28


Main Course: 1 1/8 Mile
Turf Course: 1 Mile
Steeplechase/Inner Turf Course: 7/8 Mile
Attendance Capacity: 50,000
Trackside Dining: 2,200
Total Seating Capacity: 18,000, including picnic tables and benches.


Trackside parking: $10. Gates open at 6:45 a.m.
(Refunds available until 10 a.m. No refunds on Travers Day, Saturday, Aug.
28, 2010)

General Parking: Free
Oklahoma Preferred Parking: $5. Gates open at 9 a.m.

Handicapped parking available at Clubhouse and Grandstand. Applicable fees
apply. Parking


Grandstand Admission: $3
Clubhouse Admission: $5
Travers Day: Grandstand $5; Clubhouse $10
Reserved seating sold separately.

Breakfast: No admission charge for breakfast except on Travers Day, Aug.
28, 2010, when Clubhouse admission fee applies. No refunds on Travers Day.

Children under age 12 are admitted free with parent or guardian.

Gates open weekdays at 11 a.m. and weekends at 10:30 a.m.
On Travers Day, Aug. 28, 2010, the gates open at 7 a.m.

Current Day Seat Tickets
Unsold seat tickets and "Sun Seat" tickets for the current day go on sale
each raceday at 9 a.m. at the Reserved Seat Booth located at Gate A (Union
Avenue). (Tickets are available at 7 a.m. on Travers Day) Limit four per
person. Cash, American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Ticket
price does not include admission. For more information on reserved
seats, call 1-800-814-7846.

Coolers are permitted in the backyard, apron and Top of the Stretch
areas only. Coolers are not permitted anywhere inside the building. No
glass is permitted to be brought onto the premises. Coolers may contain
plastic bottles or cans and are subject to search by NYRA Security
Pop-Up tents and umbrellas are restricted to the backyard area only.
They are prohibited on the apron, and by the Paddock. However, if a
Pop-Up Tent or Umbrella in the backyard is blocking another patron’s
view of a TV monitor, tote board, etc., then the obstruction must be
It is a long-time race track tradition that you can “reserve” a bench
seat with a newspaper or program. We ask that you respect this
tradition, but please be aware that our Security Personnel will not
intercede in any debate regarding this matter.
Backyard Picnic Tables – another tradition is that anyone coming to the
track early (after 7:00 a.m.) can reserve a picnic table by putting
their articles on that table (1 table per person). You must then exit
the track when the morning breakfast patrons leave, and pay to re-enter
at the time the gates open for racing.
The first floor Carousel area opens at the official gate-opening time.
This area does not fall under the same “tradition” as the backyard
picnic tables mentioned above.
There is NO SMOKING permitted anywhere inside the building, including
the reserved seats, box area, and all dining areas.
Wheelchair Access Areas – there are specially marked areas for
wheelchairs only behind Reserved Seat Sections J (in the Clubhouse) and
M (in the Grandstand).
Resale of tickets – Tickets may not be resold or offered for resale at a
premium in excess of the amount allowed by any Federal, State or local
law or regulation; the NYS legislature prohibits any resale of tickets
within 1,000 feet of our property line.


Binocular Rentals
Located on the first floor, Clubhouse and Grandstand.


Race Course
267 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs NY 12866


Coolers are permitted on the trackside apron, the Top of the Stretch and
backyard picnic area. Coolers are not permitted anywhere inside the
building. ALL GLASS CONTAINERS ARE PROHIBITED. Coolers may contain plastic
bottles or cans and subject to search by NYRA security.

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