Saratoga Race Course will reopen to fans at near full capacity this summer when the meet starts July 15. It’s good news for Saratoga Springs, which suffered a tough 2020 after fans were not allowed to attend last year’s races.
Will Saratoga allow fans this year?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Wednesday that racetracks in New York could re-open to 20% capacity as of this Friday, which means that Saratoga fans, shut out of the track in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able to attend the 2021 meet.
Will Saratoga have spectators in 2021?
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in conjunction with the New York Racing Association, today announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at near full capacity when the 2021 summer meet commences on July 15.
Are spectators allowed at Saratoga?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said spectators will be allowed at outdoor horse racing and auto events at 20% of capacity starting later this month. That means fans will likely be allowed at the Saratoga Race Course this year after a devastating 2020 season. Normal attendance capacity at Saratoga is 50,000.
Is Saratoga Race Track open to visitors?
Under current New York state guidelines, Saratoga Race Course will operate without spectators in attendance. NYRA complies with all guidance issued by New York State.
Will there be horse racing at Saratoga this summer?
Editor’s Note (5/27/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at near full capacity for the 2021 summer meet. Click here for more information. As Saratoga’s slogan states, the horses are one of the three most notable parts of the city!
What is the big race at Saratoga?
Nicknamed Saratoga’s Midsummer Derby, the Travers Stakes is a Grade 1 race for three-year-olds. This is the most popular day of the Saratoga summer racing meet.
How long is the Saratoga meet?
The meet has been lengthened gradually since that time; for many decades, the meet lasted four weeks and began in late July or early August. The meet today lasts a total of 40 racing days, with races held five days per week, and traditionally spans from mid-July through Labor Day in early September.
How much is a box at Saratoga?
Boxes at the track total 1,789 seats and are highly coveted by businesses, horsemen and racing aficionados. Nearly all of them range in price from $7,122 up to $9,930 per year depending on the size and location, as well as other factors, said John Durso, a spokesman with NYRA.
How much does it cost to get into Saratoga race track?
Saratoga Race Course Fast Facts:
2021 admission prices: Grandstand Admission is $7 and Clubhouse Admission is $10. Children 12 & under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. 2021 Travers Day admission hasn’t been announced yet, but in 2019 Grandstand Admission was $10 and Clubhouse Admission was $25.
How can I stream Saratoga racing?
Stream the Saratoga horse races online
Even in “normal” years, fans can always watch the races live on the New York Racing Association website. We also suggest tuning in to the official NYRA Facebook Page for more updates, as the race may be live-streamed there as well.
Is Saratoga Track Open 2021?
Facts for the 2021 Season:
Opening Day: July 15, 2021. Closing Day: September 6, 2021. Mondays and Tuesdays are “Dark”: No Racing.
What time do the races start at Saratoga?
The races start at 1 PM. Each one last about half an hour. There at nine races. So you can figure out how many want to watch and calculate the time.