General admission tickets for Saratoga Race Course on sale beginning July 1

June 30, 2021

On sale date includes general admission tickets for 152nd running of the Runhappy Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that single-day general admission tickets for the 2021 season at Saratoga Race Course will be available for purchase at beginning Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

General admission tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at all track admission gates. Single-day Grandstand admission is $7 and Clubhouse admission is $10 – the same as in 2019. 

General admission tickets for the 152nd running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday, August 28 are $15 when purchased in advance. Tickets may also be purchased at the gates on the day of the event for $20, pending availability. A limited number of Clubhouse admission tickets are available for $25. 

“There is no change to our general admission policy for the 2021 summer meet,” said NYRA Senior Director of Communications Pat McKenna. “Fans can purchase their general admission tickets in advance or at the gates. We do, however, encourage fans to plan ahead and purchase their Runhappy Travers tickets in advance to save $5 and guarantee admission to the signature day of the summer meet.”

A Grandstand general admission ticket provides access to the popular Saratoga backyard, trackside apron and select areas of the Grandstand. Clubhouse admission provides access to Clubhouse dining areas, including the Turf Terrace, Club Terrace and The Porch. 

Fans may also purchase season admission passes to Saratoga Race Course. A season pass provides admission to all 40 days of the Saratoga meet, including Runhappy Travers Day. 

Clubhouse season passes are available for $75 at Season Passes | NYRA. Grandstand season passes are $50 and may be purchased in-person at more than 150 participating Capital Region Stewart’s Shops and online at Season Passes | NYRA.

Fans will not be required to provide proof of vaccination for admission to Saratoga Race Course. Non-vaccinated individuals will be required to wear a facial covering during their day at Saratoga Race Course, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. 

NYRA reserves the right to amend admission protocols based on updates and adjustments by New York State. 

The 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes worth $21.5 million in total purses highlighted by the 152nd renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 28 and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 7, as the anchors of two of the most prestigious racing days in North America. 

Following the four-day opening weekend from Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18, racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, with the exception of the final week, when the meet will conclude on Labor Day.

For more information about hospitality and dining areas at Saratoga Race Course, visit

NYRA Press Office

Photo of Saratoga NYRA/Coglianese

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