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Saratoga Race Course

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fun place to visit

My wife and I traveled with another couple to see the races There were quite a few people there but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ar0berts0n3
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Cicero, New York
A yearly event

I leave Saratoga Race track every August wanting to return. Great place to watch people as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patsy R
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Johnstown, Colorado
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I traveled with another couple to see the races There were quite a few people there but everyone was friendly, no pushing, getting cut off or annoying situations There was several choices for refreshments Well organized and pleasant to visit, we'll do...More

Thank ar0berts0n3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came to this track during the week and was surprised how busy it got by the time we left. It was cool to go to and walk around the grandstand, knowing that this is a pretty old site, and once you got the hang of...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 1 week ago

I leave Saratoga Race track every August wanting to return. Great place to watch people as well as the horses!

Thank Patsy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The horse racing is amazing! I love going to the Paddock area to watch the horses get saddled and then watch them all parade to the track. There are a variety of food and drink locations throughout the Park, and live music performances to provide...More

Thank nylady21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people that who here at the betting windows (Paul in particular) are patient, professional and make you feel good about placing your bets - even the small ones. We had a lot of fun while losing all but one race and would definitely go...More

Thank CMiller11717
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go to the horse races anywhere but there is only one Saratoga. We visited there recently for a day at the races and were not disappointed. The main gate to the Clubhouse features pavers honoring all the great horses of all time and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit for the exciting racing and the race history. Eat at The Turf Terrace and get a great table with a view. You must visit Saratoga at least once in your life. It was heart thumping, terrific racing!

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Saratoga Race Course and we had a fantastic time. We did not purchase advanced tickets for seating so we scoped out the various seating areas when we arrived. Here’s what we learned. If you want to sit in...More

Thank BellaVita23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly fun place to visit during the racing season. Crowded most of the time but first week of the season and right after the Travers are best for lower crowds. Free tours of the backstretch stables in the morning was fun and informative. Get...More

Thank Cubbie51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Races season is around Aug -Sep, entrance fee is as few dollars and go up according to reserved seat or booth; you can place bets in each race and it is certainly make it more interesting and get you involved; people/ families come for few...More

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benwaitin1
August 18, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen coolers on wheels, strollers and carts so I am assuming a small wagon would be allowed.
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bennettmary315
August 17, 2018|
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Response from R5681SOwalterm | Reviewed this property |
Gates open at 11:00, first race is at 1:00
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