All-new Paddock Suite headlines group spaces for upcoming season
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that full-space reservations for its newest hospitality venue, the Paddock Suite at Saratoga Race Course, will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, for groups of up to 80 guests.
The Paddock Suite, an expansive, permanent structure featuring a climate-controlled lounge, bar and balcony overlooking the historic saddling area, will feature prominently among the many group hospitality options available for reservation this summer at Saratoga Race Course.
Full-space group reservations will also be accepted beginning March 10 for the Stella Artois Spa Verandas; 1863 Club, including The Rail, Resorts World Legends Hall, and Luxury Suites; Big Red Spring Tent and the Festival Tent.
Located adjacent to Shake Shack, the Paddock Suite will offer panoramic views of the backyard and paddock from within an enclosed lounge that will sit above the newly renovated Post Bar. The latter area, a popular open air gathering spot for racing fans formerly situated beneath a temporary canopy, will continue to be accessible to all guests, ages 21 and over.
Group reservations for the Paddock Suite include admission, choice of food platters, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea, tax, gratuity and race program. Open bar packages can also be purchased.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the brand-new Paddock Suite this summer, on the heels of the successful debut last year of the Stella Artois Spa Verandas and opening of the 1863 Club in 2019,” said NYRA Vice President of Sales and Hospitality Kevin Quinn. “NYRA is committed to investing in the future of Saratoga Race Course with the addition of these new hospitality and dining venues that honor the history and traditions of Saratoga.”
Quickly having emerged as one of Saratoga’s most popular casual group settings, the Stella Artois Spa Verandas features six partially covered seating areas, comfortable lounge furniture, mounted televisions, betting machines and a private bar with unimpeded rail-side viewing of the final turn. Each package includes admission and programs. Food and beverages may be purchased separately.
Group reservations for 30 fans or more will also be available beginning March 10 for The Rail at the 1863 Club — the first-floor banquet space which debuted three years ago. The Rail features floor-to-ceiling windows and offers table seating for up to 500 guests. Fans have access to a private outdoor area on the apron to watch the racing action up close as the thoroughbreds make their way around the Clubhouse turn.
Full-space reservations are likewise being accepted for Resorts World Legends Hall, the event space on the second floor of the 1863 Club which accommodates up to 100 guests, in addition to the third-floor luxury suites, with capacities ranging from 30 to 45 guests.
Additionally, full-space reservations will be accepted for two of the most popular group gathering spots in the backyard at Saratoga Race Course: The Big Red Spring and the nearby Festival Tent.
Partial spaces can be reserved starting on Thursday, March 24.
The 2022 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course begins Thursday, July 14, and concludes Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Racing is conducted five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, with the exception of opening week and the week preceding Labor Day.
For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.