Saratoga Race Course - Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Race Course

Horse Racing 101 in Saratoga Springs, NY

Planning to attend the summer racing meet at Saratoga Race Course? Let us help answer any questions you may have! If you're looking for more detailed information on any of the topics below, continue browsing through the site, or check out our FAQs.

Saratoga Race Course Fast Facts:

  • Grandstand Admission is $5, Clubhouse Admission is $8 - Children 12 & under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. On Travers Day, Grandstand Admission is $10 and Clubhouse Admission is $20.

  • Gates open weekdays at 11 am and weekends at 10:30 am
    (Except Travers Day when they open at 7 am)

  • Travers Day is Saturday August 27, 2016, and the 147th running of the Travers Stakes will be the highlight of the day's card! Post time is 11:35 a.m.

  • This year, there will be a 40 Day Racing Season, spanning over 46 days (Closed Tuesdays). First post-time is 1pm (most days).

  • Get information on dining at the track.
  • For more information on the Saratoga Race Course - visit the official site at:  http://www.nyra.com/saratoga/ or call during the season (518) 584-6200

  • Nothing beats breakfast at the Saratoga Race Course! Listen to the experts as they tell you about the morning workouts. Breakfast is served every race day (except Travers Day) on the Clubhouse porch from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Admission is free during breakfast. 

  • Group Sales:  Call (844) NYRA-TIX

  • Get directions to the Saratoga Race Course »
  • If you missed the summer racing season in Saratoga, harness racing goes on year-round at Saratoga Casino Hotel!
New York Racing Association
QUICK Links
SARATOGA Racetrack Info

Opening Day: Fri, July 22, 2016

Travers Stakes: Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Final Stretch Weekend: Sept 3 - Sept 5, 2016

Closing Day: Mon, Sept 5, 2016



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

:: About Horse Racing :: Harness Racing & "Racino" :: Horse Racing Glossary :: Betting Primer ::
:: Lodging :: Hotels, Motels & Resorts :: Bed & Breakfast Inns :: Campgrounds :: Vacation & House Rentals :: Other Lodging Nearby ::
:: Restaurants & Nightlife :: Restaurants In Saratoga :: Nightlife & Pubs :: Nearby Restaurants :: Dining at the Racecourse ::
:: Vacation & Fun Guide :: Activities & Attractions :: Activities & Attractions Near Saratoga :: Health & Beauty :: Shopping ::
:: Events Calendar :: Specials & Coupons :: Getting to Saratoga ::
:: Live Here :: Real Estate :: Home & Garden ::
:: SaratogaRacetrack.com :: Advertise Here! :: E-Newsletter Signup :: Site Map & Search :: Contact Us :: Saratoga Guide ::

Web site Development, and Search Engine Optimization by Mannix Marketing Inc.
Information on this unofficial website may not contain accurate or the most current information on thoroughbred horseracing held at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack. For the most up-to-date and accurate news on any race hosted by NYRA, please visit www.nyra.com. Photos © NYRA

Header photo: Saratoga Race Course © Carl Heilman II - Adirondack Photographer & Nature Photography Workshops