And Their on-Saratoga Race Course Will Have Spectators
Finally, we have some guidelines as to which events we can attend. The good news is we will be able to go to the Saratoga Race Course this summer. Although it won't be a full house, at least some spectators will be allowed to watch the horses run.
Growing up, every summer we went to the track. We spent birthdays there as kids and we even experienced the beautiful sunrise breakfast at the Saratoga Race Course. In fact, when I was sixteen, I even had a summer job as an usher at the track. I am telling you this, because last year, like many in the Capital Region, I was heartbroken that the Saratoga Race Course was open and no one was allowed to attend. It had been a tradition for years that we would go at least once during the meet.
According to News 10 ABC, with the governor's announcement to allow live sports and entertainment venues to open with limited capacity, the Saratoga Race Course will be able to have spectators in the stands. Some guidelines that spectators will have to follow are wearing face coverings, social distancing, and in some cases, a negative COVID-19 test was taken within seventy-two hours of the event.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that the Saratoga summer meet will run for forty days from Thursday, July 15th through Monday, September 6th. They will also be following closely what New York state guidelines will require by the start of the meet. As soon as NYRA has more details on fans attending the Saratoga Race Course, they will give information on purchasing tickets.