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Saratoga Race Course: Thoroughbred Race Track In Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Race Course is one of the defining hotspots in Saratoga Springs NY, and draws visitors from all over the world for a day at the races each summer.

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horses in the starting gate at Saratoga

The 2023 season for Saratoga Race Course begins with Opening Day on Thursday, July 13, 2023 and ends with Closing Day on Monday (Labor Day), September 4, 2023. After Opening Weekend, there are five days of racing each week all season long (the Track is dark on Mondays & Tuesdays), with the exception of Closing Week.

Race Course Schedule & Post Times

Opening Day:

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Travers Day:

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Closing Day:

Monday, September 4, 2023

See the 2023 Saratoga racing calendar

Gates Times:

Gates open at 11:00 am each racing day, except Travers Day (open at 7:00 am)

Post Times:

First post is 1:10 pm every racing day with the following exceptions:

  • 12:35 pm on Whitney Day (August 5)
  • 11:40 am on Travers Day (August 26)
  • 12:40 pm on Closing Weekend (September 2 - 4)

Planning a visit in 2023? Dress codetickets and parking are just a few of the FAQs of racetrack visitors. Find more information using the quick links at the top of this page.

For more Saratoga Race Course information, visit or the NYRA website.

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