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Get Info on the 2024 Belmont Stakes Picnic Tables at Saratoga Race Course

Wondering what's happening with the 2024 Belmont Stakes picnic tables at Saratoga Race Course? Here's a quick rundown about the random drawing for reserved picnic tables and other important info.

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Saratoga Hospital Reserved Picnic Table Drawing

The Saratoga Hospital Foundation and NYRA are offering a reserved picnic table for each of the festival's racing days, with proceeds going towards the Saratoga Hospital.

Their bidding opens on May 1, with four separate packages for June 6, 7, 8, and 9.

See the Saratoga Hospital Reserved Picnic Table drawing info >>

Random Drawing for Reserved Picnic Tables

Please note, submissions for the random drawing for reserved picnic tables closed on April 5.

There will be a random drawing conducted for the chance to purchase a reserved picnic table for Saturday, June 8 (Belmont Stakes Day).

You can enter the drawing at belmontstakes.com >>

When you enter, you'll include a valid phone number and email address.

Please Note:

  • Limit one ticket package per individual. You can only enter the drawing once; duplicate entries will not be considered.
  • The promotion will close on April 5 at 11:59:59pm EDT.
  • Ticket values will not exceed $1,000 in total per each winner.
  • Ticket packages must be purchased in full.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing.
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What Else to Know About Reserved Picnic Tables

Winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly afterwards. Winners have up to 48 hours to complete the ticket purchase through a NYRA sales representative.

In addition:

  • Each table accommodates six guests at $75 per person, or a total of $450, and includes admission.
  • If you win and you've already purchased a ticket for Belmont Stakes Day, the NYRA Box Office can credit your existing purchase.
  • Requests for specific table locations will be honored as much as it is possible to do so, depending on availability.
  • Please note, the tables will be in a different configuration than at the typical Saratoga summer meet.
  • Winners have the option to decline the sales offer, removing themselves from consideration. Another winner will be selected.
  • There is no-entry on Belmont Stakes Day. You must remain inside the grounds after entering the race course.
  • Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Additional chairs, pop-up tents, and umbrellas are not permitted.
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Backyard Picnic Tables: First Come, First Serve

The large majority of Saratoga's backyard picnic tables, about 700, will be available on a first come, first serve basis per usual during the four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, June 6-9, 2024.

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