Reserved tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock at Saratoga Race Course on sale now
by Pat McKenna; Mark Bardack
Travers Day reserved table reservations available exclusively through seven-day flex plan or special drawing
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that reserved tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock are now on sale for the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course.
Reserved seating options in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock are available for paid reservation through Ticketmaster.com. Reserved seating inventory is limited and subject to availability.
“The Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock are two of our most popular areas at Saratoga. We regularly hear from fans who enjoy the convenience of having a table waiting for them upon their arrival, no matter when they choose to begin their day,” said NYRA Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “Fans can avoid the morning rush by reserving a table in these two locations where they will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and amenities on their own timetable.”
Located within close proximity to the trackside apron, the Fourstardave Sports Bar includes more than 80 tables available for paid reservation and a sports bar which features an extensive craft beer selection, popular food vendors, and 60 flat-screen televisions. The hospitality space also provides protection from the elements. Configurations include tables that accommodate two, four and six guests.
Personal coolers and outside food and beverage are not permitted in the Fourstardave Sports Bar; on-track food and beverage will be allowed. The Fourstardave Sports Bar opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All ticket holders must present a ticket for a wristband upon entry.
The Miller Lite Picnic Paddock is the section of the backyard, located adjacent to the paddock, where guests may reserve picnic tables. The area is comprised of more than 100 tables, which each seat up to six guests and offer premier viewing of horses being saddled before a race. The backyard also includes approximately 950 tables available to guests at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Personal coolers are allowed in the reserved picnic area; coolers may contain plastic bottles or cans and are subject to search by NYRA security. Additional chairs, tents and umbrellas are prohibited. For a full list of prohibited items, visit NYRA.com.
The reserved picnic area opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All ticket holders must present a ticket for a wristband upon entry.
All reserved tables include the cost of admission. 2018 Saratoga season pass holders wishing to purchase a reserved table without admission may call the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX.
Travers Day reserved tables available exclusively through flex plan and special drawing
Reserved tables for Travers Day in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock are available exclusively through a reserved table flex plan. The flex plan provides fans with the convenience of a reserved table on seven days of their choice during the 2018 season, including the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 25. Reserved table flex plans are available for purchase through the NYRA Box Office by calling 844-NYRA-TIX. Reserved table flex plans are subject to availability.
Additionally, a special drawing will be held for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table for Travers Day. Half of the reserved table seating inventory for Travers Day will be assigned via the drawing. Guests interested in the opportunity to purchase a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or Miller Lite Picnic Paddock can enter the drawing through May 22.
Travers Day reserved tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock will be available only to fans who either purchase a flex ticket plan or are selected through the drawing.
Season pass holders who are selected in the Travers drawing will not be charged individual admission for themselves or any guests in their party who provide proof of a season ticket plan or pass.
Season ticket plans, season passes, weekly ticket plans, single-day reserved seats, dining and group hospitality are also currently available for purchase. For more information, visit www.NYRA.com/Saratoga.
The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will 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 www.NYRA.com/Saratoga.