A new meet gets underway at Saratoga Race Course Thursday, but no one will be allowed through the turnstiles at the "Summer Place to Be."
Due to concerns over coronavirus, there will be no fans allowed in the grandstand or backyard during this year's 40-day meet. NYRA Director of Communications Pat McKenna tells WGY's Chuck and Kelly he wouldn't completely rule out a change to the policy. However, horse owners have the chance to watch their thoroughbreds compete. Starting Friday, the size of the ownership group will be restricted to eight people in possession of a State Gaming Commission license per horse. The highlight of the season remains the Travers which will be run August 8th. The race was moved up by a few weeks to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Kentucky Derby.