is one of the top courses in the nation for horse racing. Sometimes called The Spa because of the nearby mineral springs, is also has the nickname of the Graveyard of Champions because so many famous horses lost races here after winning major events. The course is home to a large dirt track and two turf tracks: one on the inside and one on the outside. With
Saratoga Horse Racing
taking place Wednesday through Sunday on most weeks, you can see some of the top racers in the world on the tracks. Get the best Saratoga Race Course tickets at StubHub.
What is the Saratoga Race Course seating capacity?
The Saratoga Race Course is one of the largest horse racing venues in the south, with a total capacity of 50,000. While the weekday races aren't quite as popular, those on the weekends fill up quickly. The venue reaches full capacity when winners of other races compete.
Where are the best Saratoga Race Course seats located?
You have a few options when it comes to where you should sit at this race course. Some of the best seats in the house are in the grandstand, especially in Section M. This puts you right in front of the 8th Pole and lets you see some of the changes that can occur in the middle of a race. The clubhouse offers nice seats near the 16th Pole, which is in front of Section E and F. You may prefer box seats near the finish line too.
Is there on-site parking?
When you visit the Saratoga Race Course, you have the option of parking in a lot or handing your keys to a valet. Valet parking usually costs more but gives you the option of heading directly to the races without struggling to find a parking spot first. Certain spots in the lot are reserved for those with a handicap pass and are usually closer to the course.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Going to the races can be an all-day event, which is why the course has several on-site food choices. The Carousel Restaurant sits right behind Sections J through L. This restaurant also has a walk-up window for those in a hurry who don't want to sit. You can make a reservation and dine at The Turf Terrace and other restaurants, though many have a strict dress code. Special breakfasts are occasionally held at the course during events that have early morning races.
Is the Saratoga Race Course a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Accessible Saratoga Race Course seating is available as are companion seats. Both the grandstand and the clubhouse have accessible ATMs, and there is a drop-off area available for those in wheelchairs. You'll also find elevators that take you from the ground to seats higher in the grandstand. Ushers working for the facility will guide you to your seat.
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