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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 2024 season for Saratoga Race Course begins with Opening Day on Thursday, July 11, 2024 and ends with Closing Day on Monday (Labor Day), September 2, 2024. 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 11, 2024

Travers Day:

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Closing Day:

Monday, September 2, 2024

See the 2024 Saratoga racing calendar

Gates Times:

Gates open at 11:00 am each racing day, except DraftKings Travers Day (open at 9:00 am)

Post Times:

First post is 1:10 pm every racing day except Saturdays, when the first post will be 12:35 pm.

DraftKings Travers Day will have a special first post of 11:40 am.

Coming in 2024? 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.

If you're planning to be in the backyard picnic area for the day, make you're prepared with all the essentials, including comfortable chairs, tablecloths, coolers, and more.


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

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