Saratoga Race Course box office to open July 18 for season pass processing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.–The New York Racing Association, Inc. today reiterated that the Saratoga Race Course box office on Union Avenue will open for season pass processing beginning Saturday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Saratoga Race Course box office will remain open daily for season pass processing through Saturday, August 15. The box office is closed on Tuesdays, with the exception of Tuesday, July 21.

All new and returning season admission pass holders who uploaded their digital headshot by July 15 will receive their pass by mail. All others are required to go to the Saratoga Race Course box office for photo processing and pass pickup.

Season passes may be purchased at www.nyra.com/Saratoga or through participating Stewart’s Shops locations across 12 counties, including the greater Capital Region. Valid for each day of the upcoming season, the 2015 Grandstand season pass is available for $35 and the cost of a Clubhouse season pass is $55. For a complete list of retail locations, visit www.stewartsshops.com/news/saratoga-season-passes-available-june-1.

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 29, the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day featuring seven graded stakes; and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney anchoring five stakes on Whitney Day, Saturday, August 8, part of the Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing.

Season passes may be limited in quantity and are valid for one admission, which includes one giveaway voucher, on all giveaway days. Daily admission prices for the 2015 Saratoga season are $5 for grandstand and $8 for clubhouse, with the exception of Travers Day which is $15 for clubhouse and $10 for grandstand.

All vouchers are the responsibility of the purchaser and are non-replaceable if lost or stolen. Season passes are not transferable and will not admit anyone other than the named and identified holder on the card.

Daily reserved seats for the 2015 season are currently on sale. Inventory is available on a first-come, first-served basis, may be limited in quantity and is subject to availability. Guests may visit www.nyra.com/Saratoga to purchase tickets.

Reserved seating options in the all-new sports bar in the lower Carousel and for approximately 100 picnic tables in the backyard are available daily for paid reservation through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX. Reserved seating inventory is limited and subject to availability. The number of tables in the backyard available on a first-come, first-served basis has not changed: 850 free tables are available — a 70 percent increase since 2011.

The 2015 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course begins on Friday, July 24 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or log onto www.nyra.com.

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