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A Guide to Saratoga Race Course & The Saratoga Harness Track

Welcome to - the Unofficial Guide to the tracks in Saratoga Springs including the Saratoga Raceway and Saratoga Race Course, a year-round destination for information on horse racing as well as a vacation planning guide to the Saratoga County, New York area, including the historic city of Saratoga Springs. Navigate through the links above, or use the search page to find a specific business.

Travers Is HERE

This Saturday, August 29, witness the excitement of the legendary Travers Stakes - the oldest major thoroughbred race in the country!

American Pharoah is Coming!

It's official! Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah, will race in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans at the 146th running of the Travers Stakes in Saratoga!

2015 Giveaway Days

Free promotional giveaways with paid admission on select days throughout the season. See when the 2015 Saratoga giveaways are this year >>

Racetrack Hub

Find everything you need to know, from the history of the track, harness racing, the full season schedule, and quick info at the Saratoga Racetrack Hub!

Got Questions?

We've got answers! Check out our FAQs page for answers to some of the most common race course questions.

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Horse Racing 224 Blog

Harness Racing Gets it Right
Harness racing used to hold an esteemed place in America.  In another lifetime, it was common to see 25,000 to 50,000 people descend upon a harness venue on a Saturday night to see pacers and trotters run the mile.  And with 15 minutes in between Continue Reading »

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs New York This is a personal view on Saratoga Racing; official information can be found at Saratoga Casino and Raceway or NYRA, the Official Saratoga Race Course site. For more information on Saratoga Springs, visit:

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New York Racing Association
SARATOGA Racetrack Info

Opening Day: Fri, July 24, 2015

Travers Festival: Aug 23 - 30, 2015

Travers Stakes: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Final Stretch Weekend: Sept 5 - Sept 7, 2015

Closing Day: Mon, Sept 7, 2015

Gate Open Times: 11:00 a.m. on weekdays, 10:30 a.m. on weekends, 7:00 am Travers Day

See the complete 2015 Racing Schedule

First Race Time: 1:00 pm Fri-Mon, 12:25 pm Wed-Thu, 11:35 am Travers Day, 12:30 pm Labor Day

For information prior to the season: (718) 641-4700 or (516) 488-6000

For information during the 2015 Saratoga Season: (518) 584-6200

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