Saratoga Race Course season passes now on-sale at Stewart's Shops
by Pat McKenna/Mark Bardack
Season passes include admission for all 40 days plus season perks and guaranteed premium giveaways
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that season passes for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course are now on-sale 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.
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. The cost for a 2019 Grandstand season pass is $50. A Clubhouse season pass is $75. Season passes do not include reserved seating.
"We are excited to continue our outstanding partnership with Stewart's Shops where season passes to Saratoga Race Course are now available earlier than ever to coincide with the start of one of the most exciting times of the year for horse racing fans," said NYRA Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. "We are also pleased to continue our partnership with the Saratoga Downtown Business Association and with Live Nation to reward our season pass holders with great discounts to local restaurants and shops, and to the Live Nation summer concert series at SPAC."
This marks the sixth consecutive year that Saratoga Springs-based Stewart's Shops will serve as the exclusive retail partner for season passes to Saratoga Race Course. Season passes will be available at all Stewart's Shops in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Warren counties. View a complete list of retail locations here.
Saratoga Season Perks program to offer year-long discounts beginning June 1
Beginning June 1, all season pass holders who purchase and activate their season pass will be eligible for nearly year-round discounts at numerous Saratoga attractions, merchants and restaurants through the Saratoga Season Perks program.
This year's Season Perks lineup features more than 50 partners, including numerous members of the Saratoga Downtown Business Association (DBA). Season Perks members will enjoy a 10 percent savings at such popular restaurants and eateries as Boca Bistro, Bread Basket Bakery, Chianti Ristorante, Hattie's Restaurant, Prime at Saratoga National, Ravenous and Wheatfield's.
Shoppers will receive a discount at various premier downtown retailers, including Caroline and Main, Embrace the Race, Fox Jewelers, Impressions of Saratoga, Lifestyles of Saratoga, Menges and Curtis Apothecary, Miss Scarlett Boutique, Toga Heritage and Silverwood Home and Gallery. The program also includes a variety of professional services from businesses such as Bodywork Professionals, Cudney's Cleaners, Feigenbaum Cleaners and Pro Nails.
For a complete list of participating Saratoga Season Perks partners, including on-track discounts, visit SaratogaSeasonPerks.com.
"The Saratoga Downtown Business Association is appreciative for the opportunity to participate in NYRA's Saratoga Season Pass Perks program again this year," said Saratoga Springs DBA President Deann Devitt. "This partnership with NYRA is a great way for our local businesses to show racing fans everything Saratoga has to offer. The Saratoga experience doesn't end after the last race, and this program really opens the door for visitors to see all of our great shops and restaurants."
Members of the Saratoga Season Perks program will also receive the following benefits:
- 10 percent savings on tickets to select shows during the Live Nation Summer Concert Series at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Redeemable on lawn tickets or select Pavilion seats during Pavilion-only shows, subject to availability. The offer is available at the SPAC Box Office only (not valid for purchase day of show).
- 10 percent savings on amphitheater tickets to classical events at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, including evening performances of the New York City Ballet (excluding July 20); The Philadelphia Orchestra (excluding August 3); and YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan. The offer is available at the SPAC Box Office only.
- 10 percent savings on tickets to the Tri-City ValleyCats, UAlbany Athletics and Siena Basketball; and attractions such as the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and Saratoga Springs History Museum.
- 10 percent savings at most Saratoga Race Course concession stands, NYRA merchandise stores and Shake Shack on Wednesdays and Thursdays and the Artist's Village on Fridays. Discount does not apply to lottery, tobacco, alcohol, restaurant dining, group sales or Dunkin' Donuts.
The discounts are available with an activated season pass or season perks card beginning June 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Saratoga season pass and season ticket plan holders must present their season pass or season perks card to receive the 10 percent savings.
A season pass must be activated to enjoy Season Perks discounts. Season pass holders are required to provide a photo in order to activate their season pass. Activation instructions, including information on how to upload a digital photo, are available at NYRA.com/SeasonPhoto.
Fans who upload their photo and activate their season pass by June 27, 2019 will receive their season pass in the mail. All others will be required to activate their season pass in person at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office beginning July 6, 2019.
In addition to the discounts and special savings available to season pass and season ticket plan holders, the Saratoga Season Perks program includes the guarantee of a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway. Season pass and season ticket plan holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the giveaway by the designated time.
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, Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, 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.