Saratoga Horse Racing: Fast Facts, Glossary & Stakes Races
Horse racing is one of the most popular attractions in Saratoga Springs! From the harness track to the thoroughbred race course, there are tons of opportunities to catch a race. Below, you'll find a number of features that will prove helpful, whether you're heading to the races for the first time or are a seasoned veteran of the track.
Race Course & Harness Track:
Get quick details
about the summer meet at Saratoga, including the season dates and gate/post times.
See a schedule
of stakes races, dark days, and giveaways for the summer meet at Saratoga.
, where horses have to traverse obstacles, take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Travers Day, featuring the Travers Stakes
, is the most popular day of the summer meet.
The harness track
at Saratoga Casino Hotel features live racing from March - December each year.
General Horse Racing Information:
There's lots to know
about horse racing, including different types of horses and races.
Check out Horse Racing 224
by John Furgele for his honest opinion about the races and relevant issues.