Full-season ticket plans at The Stretch for the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course will go on sale to the general public starting 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the New York Racing Association.
The Stretch — which debuted in 2018 and is located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch — is a private hospitality area featuring modern and upscale amenities in a casual environment with breathtaking views of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn.
Reserved seating options at The Stretch available for seasonal plans include middle dining tier tables ranging from six to eight seats, reserved bar seats and premium reserved seats. Full-season plans can be purchased exclusively through the NYRA Box Office by phone at (844) NYRA-TIX, via email at [email protected] or at www.nyra.com/saratoga.
Season ticket holders to The Stretch enjoy exclusive access to a full-service bar, kitchen and concessions, high-definition televisions and video screens, touchscreen tablets, special events and private restrooms. Guests also enjoy a relaxed dress code at The Stretch.
"The Stretch was tremendously popular in its inaugural season," said NYRA senior vice president and chief experience officer Lynn LaRocca in a prepared statement. "Based on the outstanding feedback we received last year and the robust pace of season ticket renewals, we expect this premium hospitality area to be in extremely high demand for the 2019 meet. We encourage fans to act now to secure their spot in The Stretch for the upcoming season."
All season plan holders to The Stretch will automatically be enrolled in the Saratoga Season Perks program, which includes discounts on-track and at participating off-track locations, including local restaurants, merchants, service providers and entertainment venues.
Discounts at participating partners are valid from June 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020, with a Saratoga Season Perks card.
Stretch season ticket plan holders will also be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway. Season plan holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course and redeem the giveaway by the designated time.
Weekly ticket plans for The Stretch will go on sale to the general public starting April 9. Single day tickets for The Stretch will go on sale April 16. Inventory may be limited and is based on availability.
The 40-day meet at the Saratoga Race Course will begin on July 11 and run through Labor Day. Following opening weekend on July 11 through July 14, racing at Saratoga will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closing week will run August 28 through Labor Day.