Thursday, 13 June 2024 13:13

Jim Dandy Bar at Saratoga Race Course Gets a Facelift

The renovated Jim Dandy Bar at the Saratoga Race Course. Photo via the New York Racing Association (NYRA). The renovated Jim Dandy Bar at the Saratoga Race Course. Photo via the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association (NYRA) last week unveiled renovations to the lower level of the Clubhouse at the Saratoga Race Course, highlighted by a revamped Jim Dandy Bar.

Visitors will be greeted by a new horseshoe-shaped bar reflective of the original green and brown color scheme of Saratoga. Originally founded as a members-only lounge in the 1940s and later named after the improbable winner of the 1930 Travers Stakes, the Jim Dandy Bar has been relocated within the Clubhouse to its original setting based on historical drawings, and is flanked by vintage scenes of Saratoga Race Course.

Other changes to the lower level of the Clubhouse include the addition of a drink rail, which encircles the lower level and offers fans a clear view of the saddling paddock; an information station; and improved restroom facilities that feature historic photos embedded within the wall tiling.

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