NYRA Drops Pre-Paid Admission Policy for Saratoga Seats

Edited Release from the New York Racing Association

In a change to recently announced policy regarding reserved seats for the 2004 Saratoga season, the New York Racing Association is not requiring patrons to prepay their admission along with the reserved seat. However, the increase in prices for reserved seats remains in effect.

"We've listened to our fans," said Cathy Marino, Senior Vice President of Customer Services for the NYRA. "They did not like the policy of prepaying for admission along with the seat and we have responded to their input. As in past years, patrons will pay their admission when they arrive at the track."

With the exception of Travers day, Grandstand reserved seats are priced at $6 and $7 while Clubhouse seats are available at a range of $9 to $12 depending on location. On Travers day there is an additional $10 charge per reserved seat.

Trackside parking is $10 and general parking remains free. There was no price increase in the Oklahoma preferred parking area.

Admission prices for 2004 remain the same as in '03 - $3 for the grandstand and $5 for the clubhouse.

To participate in the initial Saratoga reserved seat lottery, seat applications must be submitted postmarked no later than Feb.15.