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Saratoga Race Course

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Must Visit if you love Horse Racing

I adventure to Saratoga every summer. We actually book our accommodation in January/February... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Best racing on the east coast !

There's not much I can say that people who've been there don't already know, but for those who... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Karl D
Millsboro, Delaware
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This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its six-week season from late July through early September. Though one of the sport's premier events, the races often take second place to people-watching.
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267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
+1 518-584-6200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I adventure to Saratoga every summer. We actually book our accommodation in January/February. Suggest if you have a big group and plan to send a more than 5 days you get a house. This way you can eat breakfast and pack a cooler for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

There's not much I can say that people who've been there don't already know, but for those who haven't been to Saratoga, you don't realize how historic and beautiful this place really is for horse racing fans. The first time I visited this historic track...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karl D
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We sat along the fence where the jockeys ride the horses to the track and then watched the races on a big screen. The two things that would have made it nicer were a bathroom in a closer location and grass or a wooden patio...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Fun place to visit. The race track and surroundings are just beautiful. Grounds are so well maintained. Concessions are a little pricey but that's to be expected. Overall a very good experience

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

One of America's oldest race tracks. So much charm and picturesque atmosphere. A must visit during the season.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I've been going to "The Track" since I was a child and still find it exhilarating. There's no where more interesting to people watch and no race track where you can get closer to the horses and watch them parade to the post like you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The race track has been ruined by all the commercial industry that they have put into the historical venue. We paid for tickets for "the Stretch". The seats were good, but the price was way too high for the card filled days. We could not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Always a fun day to go to the track, with some food and drinks, sit under the trees and place a few bets. I never win, but the place is beautiful and the horses are gorgeous and fun to watch. I especially love to go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I was absolutely thrilled to be able to go to Saratoga Race Course for my first time for the Travers Stakes. It was very enjoyable. Much less the circus atmosphere of Churchill Downs. I know it's much smaller, but still. Kentucky Derby about did me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

So much fun! We didn’t even bet on the races. Loved watching the horses race. We also took the tour behind the tracks. So much variety with food. We advise spending a little more to sit in the Clubhouse with a better view of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 August 2018|
Response from 917JohnB269 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen coolers on wheels, strollers and carts so I am assuming a small wagon would be allowed.
17 August 2018|
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Response from R5681SOwalterm | Reviewed this property |
Gates open at 11:00, first race is at 1:00