Saratoga Horse Racing: Fast Facts, Glossary & Stakes Races
Editor's Note (10/28/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course's 2022 season will open on July 14 and conclude on Labor Day, September 5.
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 other information.
, where horses have to traverse obstacles, take place on select days during the meet.
, featuring the running of the Travers Stakes, is the most popular day of a typical summer meet.
The harness track
at Saratoga Casino Hotel features live racing from February - 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.