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Saratoga Race Course

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Address: 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
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+1 518-584-6200
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its...

This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its six-week season from late July through early September. Though one of the sport's premier events, the races often take second place to people-watching.

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Oldest Horse Race Track in the United States

An international attraction. You can plan a whole fun day at this place! Get a box or just stand near the track, you really can't go wrong unless you bet or drink too much.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An international attraction. You can plan a whole fun day at this place! Get a box or just stand near the track, you really can't go wrong unless you bet or drink too much.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the races and loved looking at all the glorious outfits and hats the people wear! I would go here again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Saratoga Race Course is a very family friendly venue. There are picnic tables and a playground on the grounds too. Of course, there are horses and racing!

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Thank orangeu
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harness racing, slot machines, buffet, simulcast from other Racetracks and fine dinning. It really has it all. A great evening of entertainment.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's crowded, the betting lines are long and the food is overpriced. So what. You have to go anyway, at least once. Bring a lawn chair, find a nice place to sit, pick a winner, wander around and watch the races. Probably better to watch the races on one of the TV monitors rather than trying to find a place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

we shared a few good races at the track. It was amazing so much fun to watch the beautiful animals. They really do make you want to watch them. They were all so good

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Thank Debra K
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

we go to the track a few times during the season. we do not go on weekends or special events as it is very crowded on those days. plenty of food and drink choices.

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Thank smwraw07
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Simply THE most charming racetrack! This is a different kind of day at "The Spa" than we are used to... it is like stepping back in time at the track, which has been lovingly maintained (but still updated enough to have great eats, classic drinks and of course, exciting horse racing!) A visit to Saratoga Springs in July - August... More 

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Thank Denise A
New York, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The place is old and run down, the paint is peeling, there is gum on all the hundred year old crappy seats, there is damaged fencing and in the off season looks as if it has been abandoned. They become less humane to their animals each year as well. All around disgusting.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Saratoga Racecourse is a gorgeous turn of the century racetrack. The entire experience of going to Saratoga is a throwback to another age! You have the horses, the hats, the seersucker suits, gambling, and of course the drinking! Saratoga is definitely a summer party place. You have two choices of seeing a race; you can picnic, or go into the... More 

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