by Pat McKenna, Mark Bardack
Racing fans have the opportunity to give dad a gift that lasts all summer long this Father's Day with a season pass for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course.
Clubhouse and Grandstand season passes for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course are on-sale now at nearly 150 Stewart's Shops locations throughout the greater Capital Region. Season admission passes are also currently available for purchase online at NYRA.com/Saratoga.
Additionally, season pass and season ticket holders in attendance on Opening Day, Thursday, July 11, will receive an exclusive giveaway: a white cooling towel featuring the red Saratoga logo. Available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cost for a 2019 Grandstand season pass is $50. A Clubhouse season pass is $75. Season passes do not include reserved seating.
"The gift of 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing and entertainment is a truly unique and convenient present for Father's Day that any dad would appreciate," said New York Racing Association Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. "We are excited that our most loyal guests can take advantage of the season pass program to enjoy what is sure to be a spectacular season of racing."
A season pass provides fans with admission to all 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, starting with Opening Day on Thursday, July 11 through Monday, September 2, including the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday, August 24.
All season pass and season ticket holders will be enrolled in the Saratoga Season Perks program, which includes discounts on-track and at participating off-track locations, including local restaurants, merchants, service providers and entertainment venues. Discounts at participating partners are valid through March 31, 2020 with a Saratoga season pass or season perks card. For a complete list of participating Saratoga Season Perks partners, including on-track discounts, visit SaratogaSeasonPerks.com.
Among the highlights of the 2019 season are Opening Weekend, July 11-14; the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday, August 24; and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday, August 3.
Following Opening Weekend, racing at Saratoga will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Closing week will run Wednesday, August 28 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.