Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs

4.5
#1 of 15 in Casinos in New York State
Dress up, put on a hat, have a picnic, and watch a horse race at Saratoga Race Course. This vintage course has been in use since 1863, and it’s one of the oldest sporting venues in the United States. Aside from the raceway and casino, there is a tasting club and a golf club for entertainment between the races. The yearly racing season lasts 40 days and traditionally ends on Labor Day. Using our online itinerary creator, Saratoga Springs attractions like Saratoga Race Course can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We enjoyed our visit to the racetrack. For racetrack newcomers like my family it was a friendly and welcoming entree to horseracing. As we entered the grounds friendly employees helped us find our way...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We were fortunate that the weather was good. This place has it all---food, picnic areas, music, and the horses! The price of admission was very reasonable. Good places to sit and watch the people, hea...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is such a great race track, really a special place as it is the oldest in the country. Go early and find a table, don't forget a tablecloth so you can save it for your group. You can bring in you...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    I really had fun here. Beautiful prairie and perfect to friends and family to watch the horse race.
  • July 4, 2017
    Nice quaint town. Several locally owned shops.
  • April 6, 2017
    Glorious fun place to watch horse racing. Lovely town. Great restaurants and accommodation all around.
  • March 4, 2017
    Wow! I loved this track and the area around it. Awesome turnstiles and food selection. Obviously the horses were pretty cool too.
  • November 17, 2016
    This is a beautiful old racetrack. It gets very busy during racing season. So much so that homeowners charge for parking on there lawns. During a race you will see everyone is dressed in their finest. Adults and children alike will enjoy a day at the races here whether dining, drinking, or watching the ponies run.

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