Saratoga Race Course - The Racetrack

267 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs , NY 12866
(518) 584-7064

High stakes, big races, champions and upsets - all part of the experience of "the Track", and your guide to all these things is here at!

The race course in Saratoga sees big names both in the grandstands and coming out of the starting gate. Don't be intimidated - you can be a part of all the excitement in a place where beginner's luck is just as important as seasoned advice. The 2016 Saratoga meet begins Friday, July 22 and concludes Monday, September 5.

Hours Gates open weekdays at 11 a.m. and weekends at 10:30 a.m. Post-time is 1:00 p.m. Friday through Monday and 12:25 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Travers Day, gates open at 7:00 am and the first post is 11:35 a.m. On Labor Day, the first post-time is at 12:30 p.m. 

Admission Admission tickets are sold at the gate upon entry into the track or in advance through Ticketmaster.

  • General Admission: $5 (Children 12 and under are free with adult)
  • Clubhouse Admission: $8
  • Travers Day Admission: $10 Grandstand, $20 Clubhouse

Reserved Seating is purchased separately,including a limited number of premium picnic tables that can be reserved in the backyard area. Learn more about tickets and seating

There is a tradition in Saratoga, however, to throw a tablecloth over a picnic table to "claim" it. People are usually respectful of this rule. Even so, these go fast, so make sure you get to the track very early in order to claim a table.

For information during the Saratoga meet, please call (518) 584-6200.

Breakast at Saratoga: If you want to hang out at the track earlier, this is a really unique opportunity to watch the horses' morning workouts, while enjoying a delicious breakfast trackside. You can bring in your own breakfast and sit on the green metal benches in the apron (the space between the Clubhouse and the rail), or take in the fabulous breakfast buffet on the Clubhouse Porch. The buffet breakfast is served from 7AM until just before 9:30AM. (At 9:30, breakfasters must leave the grounds until the gates open a little later in the morning.)

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Upcoming Events

When: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Where: Saratoga Race Track, 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Cost: $5 Grandstand, $8 Clubhouse (children 12 and under FREE with adult)
The races begin at the Saratoga Race Course in late July each year. The gates open at 11:00 am and first race post time is 1:00 pm.
When: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs New York
Cost: $150
Held on Travers Day, guests have premium seating and hospitality with a delicious buffet and beverage service at The Carousel Restaurant. Tickets include one complimentary cocktail per person, general admission to The Clubhouse and a Post Parade Program. Join us for the most thrilling day of Saratoga’s racing meet.
When: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Where: 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
This is Saratoga's biggest race - the one the don't want to miss - the 147th running of the $1.25 million Travers, the "Mid-Summer Derby" for three-year-olds at a mile and a quarter.

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