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Saratoga Race Course Guide

Editor's Note (2/19/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will take place from July 15 through September 6. As we receive more information from NYRA and New York State about fan attendance and tickets, we will update the features below accordingly.

As Saratoga's slogan states, the horses are one of the three most notable parts of the city!

Planning to visit Saratoga Race Course in 2021 (if spectators are allowed) or looking to catch the races from an off-track location? Here you will find all the information you need, whether you are a first-time track goer looking for the basics, or a life-long veteran wondering what's new this year. Find everything from the race track dress code to this year's schedule, and more!

Saratoga Race Course

The Saratoga Race Track is one of Spa City's most popular hot spots. Get general info about the track and important dates for this year's meet.

horses racing at saratoga

See the 2021 Saratoga racing calendar! View the stakes races and dark days for each of the meet's eight weeks.

race on TV
From a spacious brewery to a hotel rooftop, there are several places in Saratoga airing the races.
taste ny event at saratoga race course

We have not heard whether or not there will be special events at the track in 2021. We will update this page as soon as we know more.

red saratoga race course picnic cooler

In a typical year, Giveaway Days are the perfect opportunity to get a free Saratoga keepsake item from the track with the purchase of admission.

race course gates

Wondering how to buy tickets for the track? As soon as the information is announced, we will post details on reserved seating and general ticket-related info here.

people having a picnic in the backyard at the track
In a typical year, there are lots of food and drink options at the track, from picnics in the backyard area to full-service dining. 
racing fans at saratoga

Dress to impress! Learn what to wear and what NOT to wear, depending on where you will be watching the races at Saratoga Race Course if spectators are allowed this summer.

horse working out at saratoga

Breakfast is calling! In a typical summer, you can grab a bite to eat in the early morning hours at the Clubhouse as you watch the horses work out, then tour the grounds.

sign at saratoga race course

Get detailed directions to Saratoga Race Course and find helpful resources, whether you are arriving from near or far.

union gables in saratoga

Looking for a charming inn that is close to the racing action?See a list of Bed & Breakfasts near the Saratoga Race Track!

fans at saratoga race course

Have questions about Saratoga Race Course? Find answers to many frequently asked questions about policies, events, jobs and more.

Whitney Viewing Stand

In a typical summer, watch horses train from the best seat in the house! Access the Whitney Viewing Stand for a free bird's-eye view of the horses' morning training sessions.

gaffney's patio

Not sure where to go after a day of watching the races?Whether you're looking for dinner, drinks, or dancing, there's a spot in Saratoga for you.

table set for brunch
The Local Pub & Teahouse
Check out where you can traditionally enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch before heading over the track!