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Historic Saratoga Springs Race Track

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

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horses at the saratoga race course starting gate

The 2018 season for the Saratoga Race Course begins with Opening Day on Friday, July 20, 2018 and ends with Closing Day on Monday (Labor Day), September 3, 2018. There are 6 days of racing each week all season long (the Track is dark on Tuesdays). Travers Day will be Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Race Track Schedule & Post Times

Opening Day:

Friday, July 20, 2018

Travers Day:

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Closing Day:

Monday, September 3, 2018

See the 2018 Saratoga racing calendar

Gates Open At:

11:00 am weekdays
10:30 am weekends
7:00 am Travers Day, August 25th
CLOSED on Tuesdays

First Race Post Time:

1:00 pm every racing day with the following exceptions:

  • 11:35 am on Travers Day (Saturday, August 25th)
  • 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 2nd
  • 12:30 pm on Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd)

See 2018 Special Events Schedule

Planning a visit to the Saratoga Race Course? 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.

Visit our Guide to the Saratoga Race Course »