Edited NYRA Release — Thoroughbred racing fans are invited to purchase season passes for the 2022 meet at Saratoga Race Course beginning Friday, April 1. Season passes include entry to the track for all 40 days, July 14 to September 5. Passes for the grandstand will be available for $60 (daily grandstand admission is $7) while clubhouse season passes will cost $85 (daily clubhouse admission is $10).
They will be available for purchase through NYRA.com. Season passes do not include reserved seating.
For the first time in three years, a traditional sales cycle returns to Saratoga Race Course following the inability of fans to attend in 2020 and the release of an abbreviated and expedited sales schedule in 2021. A 2022 season pass will pay for itself in nine visits to Saratoga Race Course this summer.
Passes also include Runhappy Travers Day, which would otherwise cost $20 for advance grandstand admission. Season ticket plans are currently available for purchase through NYRA.com. Season tickets differ from season passes in that they include reserved seats for the entire 40-day meet. Passes include admission only.
The season will be highlighted by the 153rd renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 27 and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 6. The 2022 summer meet opens on Thursday, July 14, and continues through Monday, September 5.
Following the four-day opening weekend, racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, except for the final week, when the meet will conclude on Labor Day. Excluding 2020 when fans were not admitted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 marked the sixth consecutive season of more than 1 million in paid attendance at Saratoga Race Course.
In the Capital Region alone, Saratoga Race Course has an economic impact of nearly $240 million, according to the results of a study authored by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency. For additional information, visit NYRA.com.