Travers Day (8/24)………….$10.00
Travers Day (8/24)………… $ 5.00
Reserved seating sold separately
Children 12 years and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Breakfast: No admission charge for breakfast except on Travers Day, Saturday, Aug. 24, when Clubhouse admission fee applies. No parking refunds on Travers Day.
Admission Gates Open
Weekdays - 11:00 a.m. (except 8/30 & 9/2)
Weekends - 10:30 a.m. (except 8/24)
Travers Day, Aug. 24 - 7:00 a.m.
Party at the Spa (8/30) - 12:00 p.m.
2013 Reserved Seating
Reserved Seat Applications for the 2013 Saratoga meeting are now available.
*Reserved Seating Tickets DO NOT Include Admission.
*Admission Tickets DO NOT Include Seating.
Applications (NYRA Rewards, Advanced Reservation Program, Clubhouse VIP, Lottery and Groups) were mailed in late January, 2013.
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If you would like an application mailed to you, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to provide your complete mailing address, not just your email address.
For more information, call
(718) 641-4700 x3732 (Aqueduct)
(718) 641-4700 x4732 (Belmont Park)
For your protection, the NYRA may record your call to our Reserved Seat Office, PLEASE send any correspondence certified, the NYRA is not responsible for mailing errors.
Prices range from $190-$250 per box, depending on location in relation to finish line. Box seats are held daily for horsemen with horses running that day and VIP guests. Any remaining boxes can be bought by the public on the day of by calling 518-584-6200, ext 4431. Very limited availability. Not available to the public Fridays and Saturdays.
Horsemen may contact Horsemen Relations at 518-584-6200, ext 2205 for a complimentary box on the day they have a horse running, with priority to Stakes entries.
Seasonal boxes are available at Saratoga for those who are heavily involved in the New York Racing industry. Seasonal box holders are reviewed annually in the spring. Interested parties can email email@example.com with a formal letter of request, including any pertinent racing or wagering activity. Limited availability.
Dress Code is strictly enforced. No shorts or jeans permitted. Gentlemen – suits or sports jackets required.
Saratoga Preferred Access (SPA)
NYRA in partnership with CID Entertainment, now offers Saratoga Preferred Access (SPA) Packages during the 2013 Saratoga Race Course season.
The package - available on Thursdays through Sundays for $159 ($259 on Travers Day) - provides special access to the historic facility, including full-day access to the clubhouse, a private viewing area at the Top of the Stretch picnic area, a private viewing area overlooking the paddock at the Balcony Bar at the Post (including one free draft beer), a complimentary all-day buffet in the Carousel Restaurant, a champagne reception at the Carousel Restaurant, an on-site concierge, a walking tour of the racetrack, a handicapping seminar, a preferred parking pass, a 10% discount at the NYRA Store, priority access to breakfast reservations, and more.
Subject to availability, guests may add a reserved seat in the grandstand to their package for an additional $10.
For more information about the Saratoga Preferred Access package or to order, visit www.cidentertainment.com/saratoga.
2013 Season Passes
Avoid waiting in line. Renew your season pass by mail!
The 2013 Season Passes (combined Belmont / Saratoga and separate Saratoga) will be available in early April. You may choose to purchase your pass right at the track - but why wait in line? Your time is valuable to you and to us, so we will gladly mail your 2013 pass directly to your home!
Simply send this application back to us along with your check or money order made payable to:
The New York Racing Association
Season Pass Sales
New York Racing Association
P.O. Box 95000-3815
Philadelphia, PA 19195-0001
RESERVED SEAT PURCHASES FOR THE BELMONT STAKES WILL INCLUDE ADMISSION.
*** IMPORTANT ***
If you became a senior citizen during this past year (age 62), please make sure you submit proof of age with your payment so that you can realize even more substantial savings.
If you have any questions, please contact our Admission Department, and we will be happy to be of assistance.
Your 2012 Season Pass expired on December 31st, 2012.
Current Day Reserved Seats
Unsold seat tickets and "Sun Seat" tickets for the current day go on sale each raceday at 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Reserved Seat Booth located at Gate A (Union Avenue). (Tickets are available at 7 a.m. on Travers Day, Saturday, Aug. 24.) Limit four per person. Cash, American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Ticket price does not include admission. For more information on reserved seats, call 1-800-814-7846.
First-Come, First-Served Seating
Please be aware that if reserved seating is sold out there are still thousands of seats available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. (See note below.) The Grandstand, Clubhouse and trackside apron offer free benches and there are tables in the backyard picnic area.
A Track Tradition: Seat Courtesy
It has been a long-time tradition that if a customer places a newspaper or article of clothing on a bench or picnic table that all other customers acknowledge that the seat is being used. While NYRA Peace Officers will not enforce this tradition, we appreciate everyone's courtesy and cooperation in this matter. Please be considerate of your fellow racing fans and remove your newspaper if you do not plan to return.
Backyard Picnic Tables
Another tradition is that anyone coming to the track early (after 7:00 a.m.) can reserve a picnic table by putting their articles on that table (1 table per person). You must then exit the track when the morning breakfast patrons leave, and pay to re-enter at the time the gates open for racing.
After the official opening of the first floor Carousel (11:00 a.m. weekdays, 10:30 a.m. weekends; 7:00 a.m. Travers Day), patrons may “reserve” seating by placing their property on the table. “Reserved” tables not claimed by post time of the 1st race are subject to release
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:
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.