A trackside tradition: Breakfast at Saratoga, driven by CDTA

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will invite racing fans to continue a summer tradition during Breakfast at Saratoga, driven by the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA).

Breakfast at Saratoga welcomes guests to enjoy a morning meal on The Porch of the Clubhouse at Saratoga Race Course while the thoroughbreds train on the main track. Breakfast is held daily from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis (there is no breakfast on Travers Day, Saturday, August 24).

“Enjoying a trackside breakfast while watching some of the world’s best thoroughbreds train on Saratoga’s historic track has long been a tradition at the Spa,” said NYRA Director of Guest Services Will Alempijevic. “We encourage those who have long made this a part of their Saratoga experience and fans who have not yet spent a morning at the Spa to join us this year.”

“We are excited to be a part of the 2019 Saratoga racing season,” said Jonathan Scherzer, CDTA Director of Marketing. “In addition to our popular trolley service, this is another way that CDTA supports community events. There is so much history and tradition surrounding the Saratoga Race Course, and we are excited to be part of that.”

The morning breakfast buffet is $18.50 for adults and $9.25 for kids ages 12 and under. Admission is free during breakfast hours. Admission must be paid to re-enter the track once gates formally open for the day.

Mornings at Saratoga also welcome fans to go behind the scenes with a free, guided backstretch tram tour, courtesy of CDTA. Tram tours run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and depart from the Clubhouse entrance approximately every 15 minutes. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are 45 minutes in length. Tram tours are not offered on Travers Day.

Season ticket plans, weekly ticket plans, single-day reserved seats, premium reserved seats in The Stretch, reserved tables in the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock and the Fourstardave Sports Bar, dining and group hospitality in The Rail at the 1863 Club are currently on sale and available for purchase at NYRA.com.

Clubhouse and Grandstand season passes for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course are on-sale now at nearly 150 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the greater Capital Region. Season admission passes are also currently available for purchase online at NYRA.com. The cost for a 2019 Grandstand season pass is $50. A Clubhouse season pass is $75.┬áSeason passes do not include reserved seating.

Thoroughbred racing will resume on Wednesday, July 17 at Saratoga Race Course and will continue through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Racing at Saratoga Race Course is held five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Closing week will run Wednesday, August 28 through Labor Day.

For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com.

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