NYRA Announces Post Times for Saratoga Meet

Saratoga | Sarah Andrew

The New York Racing Association, Inc. has announced post times for the 2023 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, which will include 71 stakes worth $20.8 million in total purses.

Highlighted by the GI Travers S. card Aug. 26, the 2023 summer meet will open on Thursday, July 13 and continue through Monday, Sept. 4.

Following the four-day opening weekend, racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, apart from the final week, when the meet will conclude on Labor Day.

First post time is 1:10 p.m. Eastern with the exception of GI Whitney S. and Travers Days and throughout closing weekend. Admission gates will open for live racing at 11 a.m. for all but the Travers Day card when gates will open at 7 a.m.

The lucrative Travers Day card, which will have an 11:40 a.m. first post, features five Grade I stakes.

Whitney Day on Saturday, Aug. 5, which offers a 12:35 p.m. first post, provides a trio of Grade I events.

Closing Weekend of the Saratoga meet from Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4, will offer a 12:40 p.m. post time.

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