All reserved seats sold out for Travers Week at Saratoga Race Course

Grandstand and clubhouse admission tickets for Travers Day available at savings with advance purchase; Saratoga Box Office opens Saturday, July 14

Fans strongly encouraged to purchase reserved seats in advance for major stakes races

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that all reserved seats in the Clubhouse, Grandstand and at The Stretch are sold out for Travers Week, August 22 through 27, including on Travers Day, Saturday, August 25 for the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course.

General admission tickets for Travers Day are currently available. Fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand and clubhouse admission in advance will save $5. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission on Travers Day will be $15. A limited number of clubhouse admission tickets are available for $25. Clubhouse upgrades will not be available on Travers Day.

Travers Day grandstand and clubhouse admission tickets may be purchased in advance online at or in-person at the NYRA Box Office at Saratoga Race Course beginning Saturday, July 14.

Paid attendance for the 2018 Travers will be capped at 50,000, as has become standard procedure, to provide the best experience possible for guests.

Limited numbers of reserved seats in the Clubhouse and Grandstand, as well as premium reserved seats in The Stretch, are currently available for other big race days, including the Grade 1 Diana on Saturday, July 21; the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday, July 22; the Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 28; the Grade 1 Whitney on Saturday, August 4; the Grade 1 Fourstardave on Saturday, August 11; the Grade 1 Alabama on Saturday, August 18; and the Grade 1 Woodward on Saturday, September 1. Single-day reserved seats may be purchased at

“Reserved seats for the 2018 meet are selling extremely quickly, especially for our big Saturday race cards. Fans who are interested in securing a seat for any of the major stakes this season should do so without delay,” said NYRA Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “With limited inventory and increased demand, we strongly encourage fans to purchase their seats in advance.”

Fans who are interested in securing admission without reserved seating for all major stakes races this season, including the Travers, can do so with the purchase of a Saratoga season pass, which provides admission to 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing. The cost for a 2018 Grandstand season pass is $40; a Clubhouse season pass is $65. Season passes are valid for one admission. Season admission passes are currently available for purchase online at or in-person at more than 150 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the greater Capital Region.

The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing.

The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July 20, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit

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