Grandstand tickets for Travers offered

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced that fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand admission tickets in advance will save $5 off the price of admission the day of the event. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission on Travers Day, Aug. 26, will be $15.  

A limited number of clubhouse admission tickets are available for $25. Clubhouse upgrades will not be available on Travers Day.

All reserved seats, dining and hospitality are sold out for the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, presented by NYRA Bets.

Paid attendance for the 2017 Travers will be capped at 50,000, as has become standard procedure to provide the best experience possible for guests. Saratoga season pass holders are guaranteed admission on Travers Day.

Travers Day grandstand and clubhouse admission tickets may be purchased in advance online at, on the NYRA XP app, or in-person at the NYRA Box Office at Saratoga Race Course.

The Travers will be one of six Grade 1 races on the afternoon, which will also feature the $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational, the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina, the $600,000 Forego, the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial and the $700,000 Personal Ensign.

The blockbuster day also includes the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa.

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Travers Day, with a special first post time of 11:35 a.m.

All guests are subject to enhanced screening upon entering the grounds and will not be permitted to run once inside the property for their safety.

This policy will be strictly enforced.

There is a strict limit of one table per person that may be reserved in the backyard.

Re-selling of picnic tables is not allowed and will result in expulsion from track grounds.

Fans planning to attend the Travers can review a full list of track policies at