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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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The 2019 season for the Saratoga Race Course begins with Opening Day on Thursday, July 11, 2019 and ends with Closing Day on Monday (Labor Day), September 2, 2019. There are five days of racing each week all season long (the Track is dark on Mondays & Tuesdays). Travers Day will be Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Race Track Schedule & Post Times

Opening Day:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Travers Day:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Closing Day:

Monday, September 2, 2019

See the 2019 Saratoga racing calendar

Gates Open At:

11:00 am every day except Travers Day
7:00 am on Travers Day (August 24)
CLOSED on Mondays & Tuesdays

First Race Post Time:

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

  • 12:50 pm on Steeplechase days
  • 11:35 am on Travers Day (Saturday, August 24)
  • 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 31; Sunday, September 1; Monday, September 2

See 2019 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 »