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Saratoga Race Course

#1 of 48 things to do in Saratoga Springs Features Animals
267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
+1 518-584-6200
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The Graveyard of Champions

The latest being 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who lost the 2016 Travers Stakes (aka... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul R
Day at the races

Had a surprisingly good time at the course today. Took the tour which provided a great amount of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rob W
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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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267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
+1 518-584-6200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The latest being 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who lost the 2016 Travers Stakes (aka the Midsummer Derby) to somewhat of a long shot named Keen Ice a mere 8 weeks after crossing first at the Belmont finishing line. Named after William Travers, one...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a surprisingly good time at the course today. Took the tour which provided a great amount of history. Highly recommend.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the famous racetrack feel the atmosphere and when there is no racing on try the casino Its easy to find and is the oldest racetrack in the usa The town of Saratoga offers quaint shops and streetside cafes

Thank rugbyref13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have the chance to wander the race course while on a long weekend visit to Saratoga Springs. The grandstands and grounds are a wonderful glance into the era of county fairs and racetracks. We hope to return during race season (late...More

Thank Virginia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in the early afternoon and was very pleased to be able to watch the harness racers practicing. Staff was very welcoming and offered advice as well as explanations. The facility is beautiful and has an interesting history.

Thank gailmath
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to wager and observe harness racing. Friendly staff. This track is different in that the trotters have to circle the track twice to finish the race.

Thank grumpy_east_sandwich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughbred hosing racing at an historic track. Ten races every afternoon in August, except Tuesday. Go inexpensive w/ picnic lunch or go fancy with grandstand or club house seats. You'll pay for parking at the race course or around the neighborhood in their yards ($5.-$20...More

Thank napngs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saratoga first opened on August 2, 1864, 153 years later Saratoga Race Course stands as the oldest active sporting venue in the country. It remains the standard by which all of American horse racing is measured. I recommend you leave small children at home, 16,...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real gem for all to visit. Old World class in an intimate setting. This is a great day of fun when the horses are running and you can get real close to the jockeys and horses. They take minimum bets so you...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great place to visit even during the off season. We went to the training track and horse show and were delighted we did.

1  Thank midcoast6
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Is there anything to see at the track in mid April? Horses exercising, etc?
13 April 2017|
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Response from Don P | Reviewed this property |
This Monday, April 17, the Oklahoma Track, which is directly across the street from the Main race track, will be open in the mornings. They exercise horses there, and it is so beautiful at that time of day. There is a 30... More
Is it open in the winter?
5 February 2017|
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Response from MarPelletier | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply , no mid June to end August ( about ) check the website for days , if you need to book a hotel do so early ( about a month or 2 ) it's quite popular ,
can anyone suggest restaurants to go to close to but off the track after the races?
21 August 2016|
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Response from theokodjak | Reviewed this property |
Old Byrum Inn is excellent. If you love turkey have the turkey dinner. Excellent!!