Saratoga Race Course - Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Racetrack Quick Info

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Facts for the 2017 Season:Saratoga Race Course

Gates Open:

  • Weekdays: 11:00 am
  • Weekends: 10:30 am
  • Travers Day: 7:00 am
  • CLOSED on Tuesdays

First Race:

  • First post is 1:00 pm with TBA exceptions


  • Admission tickets are sold at the gate.
  • Tickets can be purchased online through
  • Reserved seating is available online at, by phone at 1-844-NYRA-TIX, and in-person at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office on Union Avenue.

Reserved Seating:

  • Interested in Grandstand seating? A limited number of reserved Grandstand seats are available each race morning.
  • Clubhouse seats? Reserved Clubhouse seating is available, with varying prices.
  • Travers Day Reserved Seating? Reservations for both Clubhouse and Grandstand seats are available, but tickets go fast! Make sure to reserve well in advance.
  • Find more information about reserved seating at the Racetrack.


  • Walking Tour: Offered in the mornings and afternoons, the walking tours provide an overview of the historic facility.
  • Tram Tours: This 45-minute free tram and walking tour gives patrons a tour of the track's historic stable area.
  • Patrons are free to walk around the track and barn areas to get a closer look at the race course!


  • General Parking is FREE (there will be a long walk)
  • Preferred Parking and Trackside Parking are available
  • Paid parking is also available from private entities (lawns, parking lots, etc)
  • Find more information on parking here >>

Still have more questions? Check out the Race Course FAQ Page!

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New York Racing Association
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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