The Saratoga section of the NYRA web site has been updated to show the key dates for the Saratoga Race Course season in 2014. Interestingly, the updated portion of the site shows that the admission prices for both the grandstand and clubhouse will remain at $3 and $5 respectively. You may recall last month NYRA announced they intended to increase admission prices, something that did not go over well with the fans to say the least. Although the price hike proposal wasn't final, and it would be simple to update their web site with any approved price hikes, it seems odd to me that they would put the long-standing current admission prices up there if they intended to raise it. Then again, it's NYRA.
Some key dates for the Saratoga Race Course 2014 are as follows:
- Opening Day - July 18
- Closing Day - September 1
- Travers Stakes - August 23rd
- Twilight Racing/Party at the Spa August 29
That NYRA web page I linked above had a few typos on it, including the wrong date for the Travers (Should be August 23rd) near the bottom (however it was correct at the top) and the Twilight Racing was incorrectly listed for August 30th, it should be listed as August 29th. With that sloppiness, perhaps I shouldn't read too much into what I find on that site and realize that my assumptions may simply be incorrect.