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Saratoga Race Course Tickets & Seating

Editor's Note (10/28/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course's 2022 season will open on July 14 and conclude on Labor Day, September 5. Please note that 2022 tickets and seating details have not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can check out info from the 2021 season below for an idea of what to expect. Check back for updates!

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2021 Ticket Sales - Important Dates

  • June 9, 2021 at 10AM: Season and weekly ticket plans (for reserved seats in the Clubhouse, Grandstand, The Cutwater Stretch, and Fourstardave Sports Bar) went on sale, along with season admission passes, at
  • June 16, 2021 at 10AM: Group hospitality reservations became available
  • June 23, 2021 at 10AM: Single-day tickets for reserved seats (Clubhouse, Grandstand, and The Cutwater Stretch) went on sale via
  • June 23, 2021 at 10AM: Single-day reservations for tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar, Miller Lite Picnic Paddock, and The Rail at the 1863 Club became available on
  • June 30, 2021 at 10AM: Single-day dining reservations in the Turf Terrace, The Porch, and Club Terrace became available on

Call the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX for more information.

2021 Admission Prices

Single day admission tickets are sold at the gate upon entry into the track or can be purchased in advance on Ticketmaster.

  • Grandstand Admission: $7 (Children 12 and under are free with adult)
  • Clubhouse Admission: $10
  • Travers Day Admission: $15 Grandstand / $25 Clubhouse

2021 Season Passes

Season passes may be purchased (starting on June 9) for admission to the Clubhouse and Grandstand, subject to availability. The cost for a 2021 Grandstand season pass is $50 and a Clubhouse season pass is $75.

Please note: Season passes are for admission only (seats are not included). Passes are offered in limited quantities and are subject to availability. Purchase online or in person on and after June 9.

Reserved Seating 2021

Reserved seating can be purchased in advance via (see Important Dates section above for sale dates). Please note: reserved seat prices INCLUDE admission. Reserved seats can also be purchased on the day of without the cost of admission included (subject to availability).

Reserved seating prices for 2021:

  • Weekdays (W, Th): Prices start at $17 Grandstand and $25 per seat for Clubhouse
  • Weekends (F, Sa, Su): Prices start at $26 Grandstand and $37 per seat for Clubhouse
  • Specialty Days (Diana, Woodward, Jim Dandy, Fourstardave, Alabama, & Whitney) subject to increased prices. Check for exact amounts. Reserved seats on Travers Day are available exclusively through the purchase of a season or weekly ticket plan.

Daily Box Seat sales and various group sales options are also available. For more information on reserved seats, call 1-844-NYRA-TIX.

Reserved Tables 2021

There are two options for reserving tables at Saratoga Race Course for small groups. Single-day table reservations went on sale to the public beginning Wednesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Please note that reserved table prices include admission, and the specific price for each area and configuration varies depending on the day of the week and any special stakes races that are happening that day.

  • Miller Lite Picnic Paddock (Reserved Picnic Area) - More than 100 picnic tables adjacent to the paddock are set aside for reserved seating. Note: Personal coolers are allowed in the Reserved Picnic Area, but additional chairs, tents, and umbrellas are not.
  • Fourstardave Sports Bar - The Fourstardave Sports Bar in the lower Carousel features more than 80 tables for two, four, and six people available for paid reservation. Note: Personal coolers and outside food and beverage are not permitted in the Fourstardave Sports Bar.

Looking to reserve a table on Travers Day? See our Travers table page »

Unofficial "Reserved" Seating Traditions

Bench seats are traditionally "reserved" by throwing a newspaper or program down. There is also a tradition in Saratoga to throw a tablecloth over a picnic table to "claim" it (these go fast, so this needs to be done in the early morning as soon as gates open). People are usually respectful of these traditions, and even NYRA asks that patrons honor these informal reservations, but NYRA security will NOT step in to settle any arising disputes.


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