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The New York Racing Association


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Tickets / Seating

Admission

Grandstand admission is $5; Clubhouse admission is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on weekends. On Travers Day, Saturday, August 23, gates open at 7 a.m. Travers Day admission is $10 for grandstand; $15 for Clubhouse. Reserved seating is sold separately.

Reserved Seats

A limited number of reserved seats for the current day are available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m. at the Reserved Seat Sales Office, located at Gate A, on Union Avenue. Closed Tuesdays. There is a limit of four (4) seats per person. Cash, American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Clubhouse seats Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are $13 per seat; on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they are $18 per seat. Grandstand seats are $9 per seat on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; $11 per seat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Travers Day, Saturday, August 23, Clubhouse seats are $35 and Grandstand seats are $25. For more information on reserved seats, call 1-844-NYRA-TIX.

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 Passes

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.

The NYRA Season Passes now include a photo of the guest. Season passes will not be mailed and must be picked up at the track. For Saratoga, we will begin processing season passes at the Open House on Sunday, July 13. We will also process them from 9:30AM-4:30PM from 7/14 through 7/17 at the Box Office on Union Avenue. Once racing begins on the 18th, passes will only be processed from 8AM-10AM, and from 4PM-6PM at the Box Office on Union Avenue.

***UPDATE***

  • Saratoga Clubhouse season passes are no longer being sold as of Monday, July 21st
  • The last day to purchase Saratoga Grandstand Season passes will be August 1st
  • Season passes are no longer being sold on NYRA.com and must be purchased through Stewart’s Shops and the Saratoga Box Office***


** Season Passes are non-transferable. Season pass holders are entitled to one admission per day, including Giveaway days and Travers Day, and will be able to receive one giveaway per Giveaway day while supplies last **

 

Parking

Trackside parking is $12 ($15 on Travers Day). Trackside parking opens at 6:45 a.m.; refunds for those attending breakfast only are available until 10 a.m. Refunds are not available on Travers Day, Saturday, August 23. Preferred Parking is $7 ($10 on Travers Day).

General parking is FREE and gates open at 9 a.m. Handicapped parking is available at the Clubhouse and Grandstand entrances.

 



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.