Racing fans are invited to continue a summer tradition during Breakfast at Saratoga driven by the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). Breakfast at Saratoga welcomes guests to enjoy a morning buffet on The Clubhouse Porch at Saratoga Race Course while the thoroughbreds train on the main track.
Breakfast is held every live racing day from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m., excluding Runhappy Travers Day and Labor Day. Breakfast is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. The buffet is $25 for adults and $12 for children under 12 years of age. Admission to the track is free during breakfast hours.
Fans can take advantage of an all-day Early Bird trackside parking rate of $10 during breakfast from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After breakfast hours, trackside parking is $15. The Early Bird breakfast rate excludes Whitney Day, when trackside parking will be $20. Only credit cards are accepted; no parking refunds will be issued.
One of the highlights of the breakfast program is the free backstretch tram tour, driven by CDTA (weather permitting). The first stable-area tram leaves the main clubhouse entrance at approximately 7:30 a.m. with additional trams departing every 15 minutes. Each tour is 45 minutes in length. The last tour departs at approximately 9:00 a.m. The tour is available every live race day with the exception of Runhappy Travers Day and Labor Day.
Due to the popularity of the backstretch tour, trams are often full to capacity before departure time. We strongly suggest that you plan your morning accordingly. Experience has shown that tour popularity increases as the morning progresses. The last tour of the morning is the most popular, and there are times when guests are turned away.
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