NYRA

The New York Racing Association


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Tickets / Seating

Admission

Reserved Seats
The 2014 Saratoga meet is quickly approaching and our team at the New York Racing Association is unveiling plans to offer unparalleled experiences for our guests, old and new. Take advantage of the enhanced guest experience by entering the Saratoga Reserved Seats Drawing. Access the form here: Reserved Seats Lottery

If you're looking to plan an outing for a group of twenty or more, please use the Group Sales form, available here: Reserved Seating and Admission for Groups


Season Pass
For 2014, the New York Racing Association has redesigned its Season Pass offerings. Both the Saratoga and Belmont/Saratoga passes offer considerable value to our guests, and are well worth purchasing. Please be advised that the new passes will include a personal photo, which will be taken by NYRA staff when you pick up your season pass at one of our facilities. Access the form here: 2014 Season Pass

Admission
Grandstand admission is $5
Clubhouse admission is $8
Patrons entering via the grandstand can pay the $3 exchange to enter the clubhouse area.


Parking
General parking at Saratoga Race Course is FREE.
Preferred parking available for $7, while trackside parking is $12.


 



Cashing Mutuel Tickets By Mail

Winning pari-mutuel tickets from all races conducted at Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga or any simulcast track NYRA offers wagering on must be presented for payment on or before March 31 of the following year and can be cashed during any race day at the current live racing NYRA meet. You cannot cash winning NYRA mutuel tickets at any OTB.

Winning NYRA mutuel tickets may also be sent by certified or registered mail to the address listed below and must be received by NYRA no later than March 31 of the following year. In accordance with NYSRWB rules, NYRA must be in possession of these tickets no later than March 31 of the following year in order to be eligible for payment. Therefore, tickets mailed with an earlier postmark but received by NYRA after March 31st will not be processed. Please allow sufficient time to make certain that NYRA is in receipt of your ticket(s) before this deadline.
 

New York Racing Association
ATTN: Mutuel Dept.
PO Box 90
Jamaica NY 11417

The physical address for NYRA is the following:

Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica NY 11420

It is advised that you keep copies for your records.

For winnings that exceed 300-1 odds - more than $600 - the Internal Revenue Service requires that a W2-G Tax Form is completed. This form requires two proofs of identity: 1, Copy of Drivers License or State issued photo ID; and 2, Copy of Social Security Card or a card that establishes your identity and includes your social security number. All winnings subject to reporting and/or withholding as described in IRS form W2G will be administered in accordance with applicable IRS code.

 



Rule For Uncashed Tickets

Effective January 1, 2009, pari-mutuel tickets not cashed within 10 days of purchase that have a value of $300 or more must be redeemed at IRS-designated mutuel windows. The patron needs to provide a name, home address, date of birth and social security number. This requirement is part of a new rule that was opposed by The New York Racing Association, but still implemented by the New York State Racing & Wagering Board. Please note that unless the payout on the ticket is 300-1 or higher and in excess of $600, the patron’s information will not be reported to the IRS. The same requirements apply for tickets cashed by mail that meet these parameters.