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Visitors to the Saratoga area will be very happy to hear there are now more travel options to help you get your track-fix this summer! State tourism officials have announced they will be sponsoring overnight bus trips to the races in Saratoga.


To the even the most casual observer, the Saratoga Race Course is a vital contributor to Saratoga Springs, bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area and creating thousands of jobs. A recent report, though, has brought to light just how important the Race Course is and how it could contribute to the region's growth in the future.

Opening Day of the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course may still be almost four months away, but reserved seat season passes are going on sale on March 30!


Harness Racing Fans - the wait is over! On March 1, Saratoga Raceway will embark on its 74th Season of Racing! At 12:45 pm, the Saratoga Casino and Raceway (aka Racino) will begin their 2015 season, with live racing, new features, and so much more!


September is nearly here and college approaching fast, but before you hit the books, there's so much to do before classes start. The Fab Five awards were announced earlier this summer, and using those as a reference, I present to you the top 5 places to go in Saratoga before summer wraps up.

Travers Day has passed, your skin has absorbed all the UV rays you could possibly imagine, the bathing suit section at Target is almost now fully non-existent, and there seems to be a "back-to-school savings" flyer in your mailbox at least twice a week. What does that mean?...Sadly, the summer is drawing to a close.

We're one week into racing season, and while many people are griping about the $2 hike in admission and the absence of Restaurant Row this year, there are many changes for the 2014 season that should delight track goers this season.

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced many updates to the Saratoga Race Course this summer. These alterations are set in place to enhance all guests' experiences at the track.

This past Sunday was my first ever experience at Saratoga Racetrack and it was one to remember. Winning my first race was a highlight however, it was all downhill from there..

If you haven't done or seen these things, then you're not doing Saratoga right. I've compiled a list of things, i.e. places to go or eat and activities to do, that I, and most of Saratoga, consider a crime if you haven't at least tried. So grab a seat and read through this list. If you find something you haven't otherwise heard of, you're welcome, because I've just made your weekend plans for you.

Tom Durkin is retiring after a 24 year long career as Saratoga County's favorite race track announcer. Durkin thrills horse racing fans with his exciting and unique style. The last race he calls will be held on August 31, 2014.

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