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Weekly ticket plans for 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course on-sale now

by Pat Mckenna; Mark Bardack



Flex plans now available in Saratoga's newest hospitality area: The Stretch

The New York Racing Association, Inc. now welcomes the general public to purchase weekly reserved seat ticket plans for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course.

A weekly ticket plan offers racing fans an opportunity to purchase a reserved seat in the Clubhouse, Grandstand or in Saratoga's newest hospitality area - The Stretch, located in the Grandstand at the Top of the Stretch. All tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis (according to available inventory).

Weekly plans in the Clubhouse and Grandstand provide a reserved seat and admission for six consecutive days of the meet from Wednesday through Monday (Friday through Monday for Opening Weekend). Weekly plans in the Clubhouse and Grandstand may be purchased online through NYRA Account Manager. 

Guests interested in purchasing reserved seats for Travers Day, Saturday, August 25, are strongly encouraged to do so through a six-day weekly plan, while supplies last. Given the overwhelming demand for Travers, reserved seats will not be available for purchase through the NYRA Box Office when single-day tickets go on sale in early May.

Weekly reserved seat plans for the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course are available as follows:

Week 1, Opening Weekend: Fri. July 20 through Mon. July 23

Week 2, featuring the Jim Dandy: Wed. July 25 through Mon. July 30

Week 3, featuring the Whitney: Wed. Aug. 1 through Mon. Aug. 6

Week 4, featuring the Fourstardave: Wed. Aug. 8 through Mon. Aug. 13

Week 5, featuring the Alabama: Wed. Aug. 15 through Mon. Aug. 20

Week 6, featuring the Travers: Wed. Aug. 22 through Mon. Aug. 27

Week 7, featuring the Woodward: Wed. Aug. 29 through Mon. Sept. 3.

Weekly ticket plan holders may exchange any unwanted race day ticket(s) for an alternate race day of their choice (based on available inventory, restrictions apply) via NYRA Account Manager.


Weekly ticket plans available for premium reserved seats, dining tables and reserved bar seats in The Stretch

Weekly plans are also currently available for approximately 200 premium reserved seats, a limited number of dining tables and reserved bar seats in The Stretch. The all-new, private hospitality area features modern and upscale amenities in a casual environment with breathtaking views of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn as they enter the dramatic stretch drive.

Weekly ticket plan holders to The Stretch will enjoy exclusive access to a full-service bar, kitchen and concessions, high-definition televisions and video screens, special events, and private restrooms. Guests will also enjoy a relaxed dress code at The Stretch.

Weekly ticket plans for The Stretch are available for purchase through NYRA Account Manager, through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX or via email at [email protected] Additional information is available at NYRA.com/TheStretch. 

All-new flex ticket plans offer season-long hospitality in The Stretch

Guests this season will also have the option to take advantage of all-new flex plans, available exclusively in The Stretch. A flex plan offers the opportunity for guests to experience the comforts and convenience of Saratoga's newest boxes which will be introduced at the start of the 2018 meet - as well as access to this exclusive and private new area for the full 40-day season.

Guests may reserve six consecutive days from Wednesday through Monday (Friday through Monday for Opening Weekend) in one of three different configured boxes, as well as premium reserved seats in The Stretch for the remaining 34 days of the meet.

Fans who purchase a flex plan for a 12-seat flex box, which contains three tables each seating up to four people, will receive an additional four premium reserved seats for the remainder of the meet. Guests who opt for a tiered box, which features a halfmoon table and a total of eight seats split evenly on two levels, will also receive four premium reserved seats for the remainder of the meet.

A flex plan for a five-seat lounge box, which offers comfortable couch-style seating, will include two premium reserved seats for the remainder of the meet.

Flex plans for The Stretch are available for purchase through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX or via email at [email protected] Additional information is available at NYRA.com/StretchFlexPlans. Inventory is extremely limited and based on availability.

The 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again 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 NYRA.com/Saratoga.


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