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 9:30am, excluding Travers Day and Labor Day. Breakfast is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. The buffet is $30 for adults and $12 for children under 12 years of age. Admission to the track is free during breakfast hours.
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 7:30am with additional trams departing every 15 minutes. Each tour is 45 minutes in length. The last tour departs at approximately 9:00am. The tour is available every live race day with the exception of 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.
The Morning Show is a fun way to begin your day at the Spa! Hosted by thoroughbred owner and breeder Laura Simiele every Friday through Sunday (plus Thursday of Opening Week) from 7:00 to 9:00am in the Box Seats area, this recurring event features morning training commentary, trivia, giveaways, appearances by industry guests, and more.
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