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Saratoga Race Course Guide

Editor's Note (9/10/2020): 2020's summer meet at Saratoga Race Course took place without spectators in attendance. The information below reflects 2020, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

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 or looking to catch the 2020 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 2020 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

Since the 2020 meet opened without spectators in attendance, there will presumably be no special events at the track in 2020.

red saratoga race course picnic cooler

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? Get details on reserved seating at Saratoga Race Course, plus general ticket-related info.

people having a picnic in the backyard at the track
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.

horse working out at saratoga

Breakfast is calling! 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

Watch 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 at the track?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 enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch before heading over the track!
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