Skip to main content

Clubhouse Breakfast at the Track

Editor's Note (2/19/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will take place from July 15 through September 6. The information below reflects 2020, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by NYRA and New York State.

During a typical year at Saratoga Race Course, on every racing day during the summer meet (except for Travers Day), you can have breakfast on The Porch of the Clubhouse and watch the horses work out in the morning. However, there was no breakfast at the track in 2020 due to the meet opening without fans in attendance, and we have yet to receive official word about breakfast at the track in 2021.

early morning sun on flowers with horse warming up in background

Frequenly Asked Questions About Breakfast at the Track

Do I need reservations?

No, typically, breakfast is first-come, first-served.

Do I need to buy breakfast to watch the workouts?

No! During a typical year, the track opens to the public prior to 10 am and you can watch the workouts without paying for breakfast.

If I buy breakfast, does that include my admission to races for that day?

No, unfortunately not. In past years, the track has been cleared prior to the start of racing. When spectators are permitted, you will have to pay Race Course admission on re-entry for the afternoon races.

Are there tours included with breakfast?

Typically, the breakfast program includes a free tram tour of the famous and historic stable area. However, tours were unavailable for the 2020 meet while Saratoga Race Course was closed to spectators. We will update this page when we receive updates about 2021.

For More Information: Please contact NYRA Dining at 888-516-NYRA (6972) or email