Single-day tickets on-sale now for The Stretch, the newest hospitality area at Saratoga Race Course

Limited number of newly released four-person dining tables now available for full-season and weekly plans

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) now welcomes the general public to purchase single-day tickets to The Stretch, located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch, for the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course.

Single-day tickets for premium reserved seats and a very limited number of bar seats in The Stretch are available through All reserved seating purchased in advance includes admission. All tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis (according to available inventory).

In addition, full-season and weekly ticket plans are now available for a limited number of recently released four-person dining tables in The Stretch. Season and weekly plans for the four-person dining tables include admission and parking. They are available for purchase through NYRA Account Manager, through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX or via email at [email protected]. Additional information is available at

“The response among our fans to The Stretch has been truly tremendous. All of the new Grandstand boxes sold out on a seasonal basis within a matter of days, as did the vast majority of dining tables. Single-day tickets offer the perfect opportunity for our guests to experience and enjoy this new hospitality area with all of its great amenities,” said NYRA Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “Based on how quickly we sold out of four and six-person dining tables during the first round of sales, the newly released four-person dining tables will surely not be available for long. This will very likely be the final opportunity for fans to purchase a four-person table at The Stretch for the 2018 season.”

The Stretch is an all-new, private hospitality area featuring modern and upscale amenities in a casual environment with breathtaking views of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn as they enter the dramatic stretch drive.

Ticket holders to The Stretch will enjoy exclusive access to a full-service bar, kitchen and concessions, high-definition televisions, special events, and private restrooms. Guests will also enjoy a relaxed dress code at The Stretch.

While all Grandstand boxes designated for seasonal sale within the new section are sold out, fans now have the opportunity to experience Saratoga’s newest box seating through a weekly plan. A weekly plan provides use of a box at The Stretch for six consecutive days of the meet from Wednesday through Monday (Friday through Monday for Opening Weekend).

Weekly plans for The Stretch are available for purchase through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX or via email at [email protected]. Additional information is available at Inventory is extremely limited and based on availability.

The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing.

The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July 20, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit

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