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Thoroughbred Spring Training at Saratoga Race Course

To prepare for the annual summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, thoroughbreds begin to return to the Spa City in April for spring training. Find out more about spring training and the Oklahoma Training Track below.

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2021 Spring Training Details

Although racing season in Saratoga doesn't start until July, spring training typically begins in April at the Oklahoma Training Track, which is part of Saratoga Race Course and located right across the street. For 2021, spring training began on Saturday, April 17, at Saratoga Race Course due to renovations at the Oklahoma Training Track.

As of Saturday, June 26, 2021, the public is welcome to watch the morning training at the Oklahoma Training Track from 7:00am-10:00am.

The 2021 Saratoga summer meet will run from Thursday, July 15 - Monday, September 6. See the complete 2021 Saratoga racing calendar »