Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs

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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. Arrange to visit Saratoga Race Course and other attractions in Saratoga Springs using our Saratoga Springs road trip planning app .
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  • The historic race track has something for everyone. The updates to the facility itself are very smart and take away nothing from the history of the track. Whether you are a horse gambler or not, you w...  more »
  • While there weren't any races on the track while we were there, we did see some horses around and back on the smaller track. The race course is beautiful and they've kept a lot of history in tact. I h...  more »
  • We make the trip every year to this race course. It's my absolute favorite, I love how they embrace the history of the track but still keep it comfortable for all the visitors. Backyard is the perfect...  more »
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  • I really had fun here. Beautiful prairie and perfect to friends and family to watch the horse race.
  • Nice quaint town. Several locally owned shops.
  • Glorious fun place to watch horse racing. Lovely town. Great restaurants and accommodation all around.
  • Wow! I loved this track and the area around it. Awesome turnstiles and food selection. Obviously the horses were pretty cool too.
  • 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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