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Clubhouse Breakfast at the Track

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.

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 will be no breakfast at the track in 2020 for the time being due to the meet opening without fans in attendance.

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 are unavailable for the 2020 meet while Saratoga Race Course is closed to spectators. We will update this page if we learn more.

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