So you were one of the 50,000 people lucky enough to score a ticket to Travers. Good for you (no jealousy here)! Well, if you're driving up there tomorrow, here's the parking and traffic info for you.
Good old American Pharaoh is the hottest ticket in town, but you better leave nice and early. In fact, today (8/28) you can drive up and watch this beautiful horse and others work out on the track. I'm sure there will be some delays as well.
But tomorrow is the big day, and I am basically sharing here all of the information that I found at scribd.com so I don't tell you something wrong.
Parking / Admission:
NYRA run parking lots will open at 6:45 a.m. and admission to the racetrack will begin at 7 a.m. In an effort to reduce traffic congestion, lengthy delays parking and the potential for missing the start of the races, we are asking those attending the races to arrive early and leave yourselves plenty of time to make it in to the track. Post-time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.
Private Parking Lots:
Are available on the Union Ave and Nelson Ave sides of the racetrack. Patrons of those lots should make sure to lock their vehicles and write down the address the vehicle is parked so it can be found at the end of the day. Because of the high volume of private parking lots and patrons, police officers will not be available to assist someone in locating their vehicle until many hours after the races have concluded for the day.
All Buses, regardless of size, will be directed to enter the Oklahoma Racetrack on East Avenue at Gate 21 (Potato Chip Lane). A NYRA employee will direct the buses to a parking location. This location on the Oklahoma Track is where patrons will be dropped off and should return to at the end of the day. Buses will NOT be allowed to drop-off or pick-up on Union Ave , East Ave or Nelson Ave.
Enjoy this super-exciting day. Wish WE could go (but I'm not jealous).