“There’s so much tradition tied to the Travers Stakes, and our customers enjoy that. This year will be an especially memorable day of racing with top-level horses, “ Austen said.
Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2017
The 148th running of the Travers Stakes is coming up at Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday, and good deals on tickets to the big race day still are available, according to ticket brokerage DerbyDeals.com.
“We’ve got some excellent opportunities to experience this fantastic day of Thoroughbred racing,” said Anastasia Austen, DerbyDeals.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations.
DerbyDeals.com is a sport travel and ticket brokerage company that specializes in ticket packages and individual ticket sales for key Thoroughbred racing events, including the Triple Crown series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Nov. 3 and 4 this year at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Track near San Diego, California.
The Travers Stakes, which has been nicknamed Saratoga’s “Midsummer Derby,” is a Grade 1, mile-and-a-quarter race for 3-year-olds. The race is named for William R. Travers, one of Saratoga’s founders, whose horse, Kentucky, won the first Travers Stakes in 1864.
That rich history has a strong appeal to Thoroughbred racing fans, many of whom have turned to DerbyDeals.com to plan their experiences for this year’s Travers Stakes. In addition to providing tickets, DerbyDeals.com makes arrangements for hotel stays, transportation and other related activities, including events that are part of the weeklong Travers Festival.
“There’s so much tradition tied to the Travers Stakes, and our customers enjoy that. This year will be an especially memorable day of racing with top-level horses, “ Austen said. “All three Triple Crown winners are running Saturday, as well as several Breeders’ Cup Champions. People are buzzing about seeing Songbird, Lady Eli, Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing, Taprit and Drefong all run at the Spa, it’s an amazing racing card with a magical backdrop.”
DerbyDeals.com, a unit of Indianapolis-based Access Entertainment Group LLC, is a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and is part of StubHub.com’s invitation-only Top Seller Program. The company has some interesting insights into the Travers Stakes ticket-buying landscape, said Austen, who works out of the company’s Jeffersonville, Indiana, office.
“There are plenty of ways to have a great day at Saratoga on Saturday,” Austen said. “There’s everything from VIP packages to first-class luxury suites to reserved picnic tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock.”
Here are the top observations about the Travers Stakes ticket scene this year, according to research by DerbyDeals.com:
1. Use of the Big Red Spring Tent, which accommodates 50 race fans, goes for $950 on Travers Day.
2. Luxury Suites on Travers Day cost $390 per person. The price includes a buffet and premium open bar.
3. Rental of the Whitney and Alabama Suites on Travers Day costs $16,300.
4. The price for the Jim Dandy and Hopeful Suites on Travers Day is $13,300.
5. The Trackside air-conditioned pavilion, complete with TVs, betting windows, restrooms and a private bar costs $230 per person on Travers Day. Each table seats 10 and includes admission, buffet and non-alcoholic beverages.
6. The Paddock Tent price on Travers day is $185 per person. There, race patrons can watch the races on TVs and view the Thoroughbreds as they are saddled for the races. The price includes a glass of champagne at the private bar and a light lunch buffet.
7. General admission tickets are $10 in advance; $15 on Travers Stakes race day. Gates open at 7 a.m. with the post time for the first race at 11:35 a.m. Clubhouse admission is $25.
8. Reserved tables in the Fourstardave Sports bar are $80 for two-person tables; $140 for four-person tables; and $180 for six-person tables. Those prices include admission fee. Patrons are not allowed to bring coolers or outside food and beverages to this area.
9. In the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock’s reserved picnic area, the cost is $160 per table. Patrons make bring coolers to this area but they are subject to search. Additional chairs, tents and umbrellas are not allowed.
10. Just now deciding to attend? DerbyDeals.com assures that tickets to the Travers Stakes will be available on race day.
“There are price points across the board for racing fans who want to experience the Travers Stakes,” Austen said. “Tickets are going fast, but some will remain on Saturday.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Anastasia Austen, marketing and public relations director
Access Entertainment Group LLC