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Reserve A Table For Travers Day

Editor's Note (2/19/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will take place from July 15 through September 6. The information below reflects 2019, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by NYRA and New York State.

For the 2019 racing meet at Saratoga, fans can purchase a reserved table flex plan to guarantee themselves a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or Miller Lite Picnic Paddock on seven days of their choice, including Travers Day, Saturday, August 24, 2019. Reserved table flex plans are available for purchase by calling the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX and are subject to availability.

Additionally, there will once again be a drawing this year for members of the general public who are interested in purchasing a reserved table for Travers Day.

The Drawing Process:

picnic area at saratoga race courseFans who wish to reserve a table in one of two designated hospitality areas on Travers Day may enter the drawing from 10 a.m. on Monday, March 25 until Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. via

There is a limit of one submission per person.

Winners will be notified via email on April 15, 2019 and given a special one-time use offer code. They will then have 48 hours to purchase their table on using the code. Winners who fail to complete their purchase within 48 hours will forfeit their entry and NYRA will draw replacement winners from the pool of entries. Those who enter the drawing, but are not selected as winners will not be contacted.

Reserved tables are available in the following two areas:

Fourstardave Sports Bar

The Fourstardave Sports Bar in the lower Carousel includes more than 80 tables in various configurations for two, four, and six people that can be secured by paid reservation.

2019 Travers Day Reservation Fees (includes cost of admission):

  • $90 for two-person tables
  • $168 for four-person tables
  • $240 for six-person tables

Personal coolers and outside food and beverage are not permitted in the Fourstardave Sports Bar.

Miller Lite Picnic Paddock (Reserved Picnic Area)

The Miller Lite Picnic Paddock (Reserved Picnic Area) is located adjacent to the paddock and offers a premier view of horses being saddled before a race. It features over 100 picnic tables, each of which can seat up to six guests.

2019 Travers Day Reservation Fee (includes cost of admission):

  • $198 per table

Personal coolers are allowed in the Reserved Picnic Area and may contain plastic bottles or cans. Coolers are subject to search by NYRA security. Additional chairs, tents, and umbrellas are prohibited.

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