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The Whitney Viewing Stand

Editor's Note (5/27/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at near full capacity for the 2021 summer meet, but didn't provide any updates about the Whitney Viewing Stand. The information below reflects 2020, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by NYRA.

Visit the modern revival of this Race Track landmark!

whitney viewing stand

The Whitney Viewing Stand is located at the Oklahoma Training Track across the street from Saratoga Race Course. In a typical year, it allows everyone to experience a bird's-eye view of the horses' morning training sessions and workouts.

This gorgeous landmark was dedicated to the Whitneys - one of thoroughbred racing's most dedicated and philanthropic families - in 2013 during the Saratoga 150 Celebration.

Modeled after the 1892 Judges Stand at the Saratoga Race Course, the Whitney Viewing Stand seeks to keep the rich history of Saratoga alive by combining the new with the old.

The Oklahoma Training Track is located across the street from the main Saratoga Race Course track. The easiest way to access the Whitney Viewing Stand when it is open to spectators is via the Oklahoma Training Track's East Avenue gate.

Whitney Viewing Stand Hours

The Whitney Viewing Stand did not open for the 2020 summer meet. We will update this page when we learn more about its status for 2021.

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