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The Whitney Viewing Stand

Visit the modern revival of this Race Track landmark!

Editor's Note (6/17/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at 100% capacity for the 2021 summer meet.

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

the whitney viewing stand

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 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 Saratoga Race Course. The easiest way to access the Whitney Viewing Stand is via Gate 21 on East Avenue.

2021 Whitney Viewing Stand Hours

The Whitney Viewing Stand is open to the public as follows:

  • June 26 - July 11, 2021 - Saturdays and Sundays from 7AM - 10AM
  • July 15 - September 6, 2021 - 7AM - 10AM daily
  • September 10 - The conclusion of training for the year in November 2021 - Fridays - Sundays from 7AM - 10AM

Did you know? In Congress Park, there is also a historic wooden carousel, featuring gorgeous painted ponies for kids to ride!

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