Viewing Saratoga

The New York Racing Association today announced three new hospitality areas at Saratoga Race Course set to debut during the upcoming 2021 summer meet.

The Spa Verandas at the Top of The Stretch, Tailgate at the Turn picnic area and the newly expanded section of The Stretch will welcome fans for the first time on Opening Day, Thursday, July 15th.

“As we prepare to welcome fans back to The Spa for the first time in two years, we are excited to introduce three additional areas where our guests can enjoy a day at Saratoga,” said NYRA Senior Director of Communications Pat McKenna.

Spa Verandas At The Top Of The Stretch offer modern amenities and casual setting with trackside views. A reimagining of one of Saratoga’s most popular spots, The Spa Verandas will replace the former Top of the Stretch reserved picnic areas with six new, partially covered sections offering a modern and casual outdoor experience.

Designed to accommodate up to 45 guests each, the Spa Verandas will feature comfortable lounge furniture, mounted televisions, betting machines and private access to the track apron for uninterrupted rail side viewing as the thoroughbreds round the final turn and head for home. Each package comes with admission and programs.

Tailgate At The Turn drive-up picnic area to provide new trackside experience for racing fans The all-new Tailgate At The Turn drive-up picnic section will welcome fans to experience a day at The Spa from a casual atmosphere offering a unique vantage point of thoroughbreds rounding the first turn.

The hospitality area will feature a total of 16 designated picnic areas where parties of up to six fans can drive up to their trackside reserved section overlooking the rail adjacent to the 1863 Club. Fans may bring in their own food and beverage.

In addition to a private picnic table, fans in the Tailgate At The Turn area will enjoy a hospitality tent with large-screen televisions, betting machines and bar service. Each six-person section must be reserved in full. 

New section at The Stretch to feature 15 new lounge boxes. As a result of its continued popularity since being introduced during the 2018 season, The Stretch will expand to feature an additional 15 lounge boxes located in Section T of the Grandstand.

The private hospitality area – which is located at the Top of the Stretch – features modern and upscale amenities in a casual environment with outstanding views of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn.

Each lounge box seats four to six guests with comfortable bench seating and access to personal tablets. Ticket holders to The Stretch enjoy exclusive access to a full-service bar, kitchen and concessions, high-definition televisions and video screens, and private restrooms. Fans also enjoy a relaxed dress code at The Stretch.

Three more ways to enjoy the wonderful world that is the Saratoga Race Course. It’s going to be a great summer.

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