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Top 10 Tips for the 'Trackies'

Saratoga Race Course Tips and Horse Betting StrategiesSaratoga Trackie Tips

Courtesy of SaratogaRacetrack.com

Increase your chances of winning at the track with these tips! Betting on horses is a tough way to make a living, but we think we’ve mastered the art. If you want to hit it big at the Saratoga Race Course (or if you simply don’t want to lose it all), follow our simple tips to success. Oh, and don’t forget to let us know how they work out for you!

Top 10 Tips for the Trackies:

  1. Bet on gray horses (they’re the strongest breed)
  2. The horse with the longest name wins 9 times out of 10
  3. Wear a Saratoga ball cap to increase your odds by 33% (40% on Sundays)
  4. Skip the cracks in the sidewalk on your way in, and if you find a penny, pick it up!
  5. If you smell cigar smoke, double your bet (trust us, it’s a good omen)
  6. The louder you cheer, the faster your horse will run
  7. Galloping alongside the track sometimes helps too
  8. You may also try eating 'Lucky' Charms® for breakfast the day you go
  9. Bring your lucky horseshoe!
  10. When all else fails, get on your hands and knees and scavenge the ground for any discarded tickets (you never know when you might find a winner!)

Follow these tips at Saratoga this summer, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable day at the races!

Want more advice? See our Betting Primer >>

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SARATOGA Racetrack Info

Opening Day: Fri, July 21, 2017

Travers Stakes: TBA

Final Stretch Weekend: Sept 2 - Sept 4, 2017

Closing Day: Mon, Sept 4, 2017



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

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