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Historic Saratoga Springs Race Track

Editor's Note (6/17/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at 100% capacity for the 2021 summer meet.

The 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.

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The 2021 season for the Saratoga Race Course begins with Opening Day on Thursday, July 15, 2021 and ends with Closing Day on Monday (Labor Day), September 6, 2021. There are five days of racing each week all season long (the Track is dark on Mondays & Tuesdays). Travers Day is Saturday, August 28.

Race Track Schedule & Post Times

Opening Day:

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Travers Day:

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Closing Day:

Monday, September 6, 2021

See the 2021 Saratoga racing calendar

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

First Race Post Times:

1:05 pm every racing day with the following exceptions:

  • 11:35 am on Travers Day (Saturday, August 28)
  • 12:35 pm on Saturday, August 7 (Whitney Day); Saturday, September 4; Sunday, September 5; Monday, September 6

Planning a visit in 2021? Dress code, tickets and parking are just a few of the FAQ's 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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