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Saratoga Race Course

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Address: 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-6200
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its...

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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Best place to be during the summer

Love the vibe off saratoga and the race course is the best in the world , and the Alabama race is the one to go to over Travers

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the vibe off saratoga and the race course is the best in the world , and the Alabama race is the one to go to over Travers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been coming to this race track for years, and every time it becomes more and more fun. Despite the fact that I've been down a bit with the winnings a bit lately. Would definitely recommend coming here during the summer, because during the winter.....it's closed.

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Thank boyscouts83712
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The August place to be. An exciting day of racing. There is plenty to see and do, plenty of food and beverages to choose from. I would not recommend buying more than just the cheapest admission ticket there is no need for special seating. I would recommend free parking on one of the numerous side streets just a 5-minute walk.

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Thank FloridaNYSP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even if you're not a gambler, the scenery is breathtaking. the overall experience is one you should not miss.

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Thank Melissa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Saratoga is the crown jewel if all racetracks. Thrilling competition, incredible history and such fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Saratoga Race course very special place for me. Place where I would come in early in the morning and enjoy my cup of coffee and early trials and races. It feels very different in the middle of the day when people come in to place bets, ladies dressed up, wearing feather hats and gloves and all around you smell horse... More 

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Thank Irina R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The August Place to Be! Saratoga is the quintessential place to be for the summer racing season. The graveyard of champions proved to be that again this past year.

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Thank BillB34146
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

You must attend I love the Whitney race - the travers is packed but fun and more expensive Get seats at one of the restaurants in the clubhouse - dress up a bit Men do not need jackets The third level has a fabulous view Walk the grounds You can bet even 1 dollar Love it - the rush and... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You really cannot describe the feeling you get when you walk into the park and see everyone at their picnic tables, beautiful horses coming along the paddock and music and vendors and artists. It is a special place. Great for the family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Being a local, I've been going for years. Great summer scene, decent variety of food venues and seating choices. The best deal is to go around 7:00 a.m. and watch the morning workouts at no charge. Bring a breakfast sandwich and sit in the grandstand and enjoy the show. For a family day, reserve a picnic table in the saddling... More 

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