The Saratoga Horsemen's Relations office is next to the Racing Office in Racing Building near the paddock. Horsemen's Relations works a racing schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to roughly 5pm, with the exception of Labor Day when the office is open. Please be advised that we are off on Monday and Tuesday and will respond to any inquiries on Wednesday.
NYRA has returned to normal operations. All horsemen will be able to show badges and family passes for entry to the track. Horsemen’s Relations has blocks of boxes and tables to accommodate race day horsemen. Please contact the office in advance for box seating assignments and dining reservations. Owners can show their badges for paddock access and can obtain passes for guests at the Horsemen’s Relations office.
Unvaccinated attendees must continue to wear masks while on the premises.
Thank you for cooperating over the course of the past year. We look forward to seeing everybody again.
Alysse Jacobs, Horsemen's Relations Associate
Alysse began working in NYRA's Horsemen's Relations department under Carmen Barrera in 2009. She assumed the head position of the department in 2019.
Teal Albertrani, Horsemen's VIP Concierge
Teal was born to a racing family and interned with Horsemen's Relations in Saratoga for several seasons. She returned to NYRA in a full-time position in 2019 and maintains the Horsemen's Lounge activities.
Harper Gray, Horsemen's Relations Clerk
Harper hails from Kentucky and grew up racing at Churchill Downs. She began this seasonal assisting role for the Belmont and Saratoga meets in 2020.
Owners can sign up to receive a text message or email alert when their horse is entered, with information to easily reach the Horsemen's Relations department. Please contact the department for more information.
Horsemen’s Relations maintains a block of rooms with rates for racing horsemen throughout the meet. Please contact the office for more details and to book your stay.
The Horsemen's Relations team will reply to outreach by the next racing day.
Gambling Problems? The New York Racing Association encourages responsible wagering. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY