SARATOGA RACE COURSE SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE BY MAIL

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.–The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that guests who purchase their 2015 personalized season passes and upload a pass photo headshot by July 15 will receive their season pass by mail. Photos may be uploaded to: NYRA.com/seasonphoto. After July 15, all season passes will be processed at the Saratoga Race Course box office on Union Avenue beginning Saturday, July 18 through Saturday, August 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (closed Tuesdays with the exception of Tuesday, July 21).

All new and returning Saratoga season admission pass holders are required to either upload a digital headshot in advance or provide their headshot photo for processing at the box office.

“We are excited that our most loyal guests can experience faster service by uploading a digital headshot and receiving their season pass in the mail,” said New York Racing Association Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “This opportunity is designed to provide pass holders with the utmost ease and convenience so that they may enjoy the finest race meet in North America.”

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.

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.

This year marks the second consecutive year that Saratoga season admission passes will be on sale at Stewart’s Shops and also expands the retail program’s footprint from the Capital District to a 12-county radius for the upcoming season, including all 213 shops in Albany, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster and Warren counties. For a complete list of retail locations, visit www.stewartsshops.com/news/saratoga-season-passes-available-june-1.

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 also 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 a premium section of Saratoga’s coveted backyard picnic tables are available for paid reservation through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX. Reserved seating inventory is extremely limited and subject to availability.

Group sales packages for Saratoga Race Course are available for the following hospitality areas: At the Rail Pavilion; Luxury Suites; Paddock Tent; Upper Carousel; Festival Tent; Big Red Spring Tent; and Top of the Stretch. Availability for weekend dates is very limited. Please call the NYRA Box Office at (844) NYRA-TIX or email [email protected] for pricing and availability.  Visit www.nyra.com/saratoga for additional group information or to view a 2015 Hospitality Guide.

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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