Travers 1864 Restaurant Week to celebrate Travers Day at Saratoga

Restaurants throughout the greater Capital Region to offer special $18.64 menu from August 20-24

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Numerous restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 20 through Thursday, August 24.

During the five-day event, diners will enjoy a three-course meal at participating Capital Region restaurants for the prix-fixe cost of $18.64, the year of the inaugural running of the Travers, the oldest major stakes race in the country for 3-year-olds.

The area-wide offering takes place in the days leading up to the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga Race Course. 

For a current list of participating restaurants, visit $18.64 price may not include tax, gratuity and beverage.

Restaurants interested in participating in Travers 1864 Restaurant Week may contact Tess Guarino by phone at 518-584-6200 ext. 6478 or via email at [email protected].

Travers Day will feature six Grade 1 races on the afternoon: The $1.25 million Travers, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational, $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina, $600,000 Forego, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial and $700,000 Personal Ensign. The blockbuster day also includes the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa.

Fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand admission tickets in advance will save $5 off the price of admission the day of the event. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission on Travers Day will be $15.

Paid attendance will be capped at 50,000. Saratoga season pass holders are guaranteed admission on Travers Day.

A limited number of clubhouse admission tickets are available for $25. Clubhouse upgrades will not be available on Travers Day.

Travers Day grandstand and clubhouse admission tickets may be purchased in advance online at, on the NYRA XP app, or in-person at the NYRA Box Office at Saratoga Race Course.

All reserved seats, dining and hospitality are sold out for the Travers.

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Travers Day, with a special first post time of 11:35 a.m. All guests are subject to enhanced screening upon entering the grounds and will not be permitted to run once inside the property for their safety. This policy will be strictly enforced.

There is a strict limit of one table per person that may be reserved in the backyard. Re-selling of picnic tables is not allowed and will result in expulsion from track grounds.

Fans planning to attend the Travers can review a full list of track policies at

The 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit

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