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“The August Favorite Activity”

Saratoga Race Course
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Owner description: 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.
Clifton Park, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The August Favorite Activity”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I visit once a year ~ always fun to see the fans, but more so the exquisite horses and the excitement that fills the air ~ a must do at least once a meet!

Visited August 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Oldest and best”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Even if you are not a gambler, the whole experience is worth a visit. It's a step back in time, with long held traditions and great food.

Visited July 2012
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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“A great day out”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Saratoga races is a great day out for all the family. The track is right in the Center of town and you can get up early to have breakfast at the track and watch the horses train, bring a picnic lunch before the races, or just come and soak up the atmosphere. August is the month to come to town as this is the big race season and you will see the biggest names in racing. The track is charming and feels like a Victorian postcard. Go and enjoy and don't worry about loosing to the races, that is part of the fun!

Visited August 2012
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Oregon
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180 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“Fun experience”
Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

I spent about an hour at the race track, mainly to see the scene and bet a little even though it was a random guess which horses to pick. I hadn't been to a race track since Del Mar years ago, and it was fun just to see all the people and activity. After about an hour I got bored and left.

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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
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“Nothing beats Saratoga!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is by far the best racetrack in the country... Nothing beats it! It is so beautiful and has all the modern amenities of tracks yet retains its old charm.

Food is expensive but they do have a lot of good (and healthy!) options thanks to local restaurants setting up booths. Also, you can bring in your own food and drinks which is great!

Prices are fair and it is what you make of it... You can have a really expensive day in the Clubhouse or have a picnic in the yard! Such a lovely track. Can't recommend enough! There's nothing like Saratoga in August!

Visited August 2012
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