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“Love the Track” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course
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Owner description: 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.
Schenectady, NY
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“Love the Track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

This is a great family trip stop believe it or not. Bring in your lunch and make it a picnic for the kids. They will love to see the horses and the whole family can have a great time.

Visited July 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Racing in its grandeur”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Very impressive race course. I went here on a day when there were not many races, and I could still feel the buzz from the grand stands.

A must if you visit Saratoga Springs. You will learn a bit of the heritage and fall in love with the atmosphere.

Visited April 2012
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New York
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“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

What more can you say about Saratoga Race course? This is one of the best sporting venues I've ever been to. Nothing says summer day like spending it at the track with world class racing, some cold beers and the sun shining.

I usualy go several times a season and it's always fun whether with the guys only or with the wives or family. Saratoga is just so fan friendly. You can get as elaborate as you want with what you bring as far as food and drinks (no glass). The options on site are also very good. The atmosphere is relaxed and the crowd is an excellent mix of all ages. This is not your old timers, mostly empty depressing track. At Saratoga horse racing is exciting and relevant with healthy crowds and superb racing cards. Whether you are a veteran bettor or trying it out for the first time you'll feel comfortable.

Come early to find a good spot if you won't be sitting in the grandstand. Then, settle in to watch these amazing animals and excellent jockeys. You might even spot a celebrity.

Overall, just make it a point to visit Saratoga and experience it. If you are a sports fan you owe it to yourself. This place just oozes history and grandeur. The sport of kings is alive and well!

Visited August 2011
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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“Thoroughbreds at Saratoga are the best anywhere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

The atmosphere and the world-class horses and owners.

Visited September 2011
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United States
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“Must see during racing season in August”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

The character and ambiance is incomparable. It's something everyone should experience during racing season. Finding a parking spot is a challenge. Try to come very early in the morning to go on a tour of the grounds--really wonderful to see 'back stage'. Seeing the races themselves is fun, but it's really the whole experience of the wonderful old track, seeing the jockeys and horses walk right through the crowd to get to the track, and all the sights and sounds that make it great.

Visited August 2011
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