Patrons can enjoy beautiful panoramic views from newly elevated structure that sits above the popular Post Bar

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that it will unveil a new hospitality area for the 2022 summer meet as part of a continuing series of capital improvements at Saratoga Race Course. The Post Bar and Paddock Suite will be a new, permanent two-story structure that will replace and enhance the original Post Bar, a popular single-story, open air gathering spot for racing fans that had been located beneath a temporary canopy.

The second story Paddock Suite will feature a climate-controlled bar, lounge and outdoor balcony with sweeping views of the historic Saratoga paddock where fans can watch the sport’s finest thoroughbreds parade beneath them. The Paddock Suite will be available to groups and individuals by reservation.

The Paddock Suite will sit above the newly renovated Post Bar which will remain an open-air structure featuring a central bar and large-scale televisions. The Post Bar, one of the most popular destinations for fans at Saratoga, will continue to be accessible to all guests, ages 21 and over.

“We are thrilled to announce this newest capital improvement project which we anticipate will be very well received by fans attending Saratoga this summer,” said NYRA Vice President, Sales and Hospitality, Kevin Quinn. “The renovated Post Bar and newly constructed Paddock Suite follows on the heels of last year’s additions, the Spa Verandas and Tailgate at the Turn. These improvements are designed to offer our fans the best in modern amenities while preserving the charm and history that set Saratoga apart as a sports and entertainment venue.”

The second floor Paddock Suite can accommodate as many as 80 guests. Rental packages will be sold to groups on a full or partial basis. Subject to availability, individual reservations will also be accepted.

Rental includes admission, choice of food platters, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea, tax, gratuity and race program. Open bar packages are also available for purchase.

Reservations may be made this spring by contacting the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX or emailing [email protected].

The Post Bar and Paddock Suite are located adjacent to Shake Shack, which is operated by Union Square Hospitality Group.

The 2022 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will begin on Thursday, July 14 and conclude on Monday, Sept. 5. Racing is conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, with the exception of opening week and the final week when the meet concludes on Labor Day.

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