The Whitney Viewing Stand
Editor's Note (7/15/2020): According to a press release from the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) on 6/19/2020, "Saratoga Race Course will open on July 16 without spectators in attendance." NYRA is complying with guidance from New York State, and current policies about spectators may be subject to change at a later date.
Visit the modern revival of this Race Track landmark!
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 is not open for the 2020 summer meet. We will update this page if we learn more.
Did you know? In Congress Park, there is also an historic wooden carousel, featuring gorgeous painted ponies for kids to ride!