We’re one week into racing season, and while many people are griping about the $2 hike in admission and the absence of Restaurant Row this year, there are many changes for the 2014 season that should delight track goers this season.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced many updates to the Saratoga Race Course this summer. These alterations are set in place to enhance all guests’ experiences at the track.
The 2014 improvements include:
- Approximately 750 new HD televisions.
- An enhanced sound system for improved transmission of race calls and announcements.
- 125 new picnic tables added in selected areas of the backyard.
- Large new video walls installed in three grandstand areas for enhanced HD video display of the races.
- Trakus: a high-tech system that enables television viewers to easily track their horses position throughout the race.
- For kids: The playground area was expanded so that kids have more room to play, and the backyard area now has a section dedicated to children where they can touch one of Saratoga’s outrider horses. See more on kids’ fun at the track
- Wi-Fi areas quadrupled this year to improve service and minimize connectivity delays.
- Saratoga restrooms have received a number of upgrades.
- The ever-popular Saratoga Porch dining area has expanded to provide more tables offering a close-up view of the races.