PHOTO UPLOAD DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING FOR SARATOGA RACE COURSE SEASON PASS HOLDERS

Season pass holders must upload digital photo by July 1 to guarantee delivery of season pass by mail

Saratoga Season Perks program offers extensive value and savings at local shops, restaurants and entertainment attractions

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course season pass holders who wish to receive their season pass by mail must upload their digital photo by Friday, July 1, the New York Racing Association reminded guests today.

All season pass holders are required to provide a photo in order to activate their season pass. Activation instructions, including information on how to upload a digital photo, are available at SaratogaPassPhoto.com.

Pass holders who upload after the July 1 deadline will not be guaranteed to receive their season pass by mail and may be required to pick up in person at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office on Union Avenue beginning Saturday, July 16. The box office will be closed for season pass processing on Tuesday, July 19.

Valid for each day of the upcoming season, the 2016 Grandstand season pass is available for $35 and the cost of a Clubhouse season pass is $55. A season pass provides fans with the opportunity to enjoy 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 27 and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney on Saturday, August 6.

Saratoga season admission passes are currently available for purchase online at NYRA.com/Saratogatickets¬†and in-person at more than 200 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the Capital Region, Adirondacks and Hudson Valley. For a complete list of retail locations, visit www.stewartsshops.com/news/saratoga-season-passes.

Season passes do not include reserved seating and are valid for one admission. Season passes are not transferable and will not admit anyone other than the named and identified holder on the card.

Saratoga Season Perks program offers season- and year-long value, extensive savings at local shops, restaurants and entertainment attractions

All season pass holders who purchase and activate their season pass will be eligible for participation in the newly expanded Saratoga Season Perks program, which offers season- and year-long discounts at dozens of Saratoga merchants and restaurants, as well as at select Saratoga Performing Arts Center classical performances and other regional entertainment destinations.

“The Saratoga Season Perks program makes a Saratoga Race Course season pass more valuable than ever. Not only does a season pass provide admission for all 40 days of the season, including Travers, but it also offers tremendous savings while dining, shopping and enjoying all that Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region have to offer,” said New York Racing Association Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “Our season ticket and season pass holder guests will receive 10 percent savings at select on-track locations and also year-round at their favorite restaurants, shops and leisure pursuits.”

Newly announced additions to the growing list of Saratoga Season Perks participants include Peabody’s Sports Bar & Grill and Fish at 30 Lake, the newest addition from Mazzone Hospitality. For a complete list of participating Saratoga Season Perks partners, including on-track discounts, visit SaratogaSeasonPerks.com.

Participating retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues will have on display a decal featuring the Saratoga Season Perks logo, which will identify their participation in the program.

Season pass holders will also for the first time be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway item. The pass holder must be in attendance on the day of the giveaway at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the item by 3 p.m. Redemptions will begin when gates open to the general public.

Season ticket plan holders will receive the same benefits as season pass holders when they present their season perks card. Full-season ticket plans for the 2016 meet are currently on sale and may be purchased online at NYRA.com/Saratogatickets (based on availability). Full-season ticket plans include reserved seats for all 40 days of the meet plus admission.

Week-long ticket plans and daily reserved seats for the 2016 Saratoga racing season are also currently on sale. Information is available online at NYRA.com/Saratogatickets.

The 2016 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, begins on Friday, July 22 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit NYRA.com.

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