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Saratoga Race Course 2020 Schedule

Editor's Note (7/15/2020): According to a press release from the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) on 6/19/2020, "Saratoga Race Course will open on July 16 without spectators in attendance." NYRA is complying with guidance from New York State, and current policies about spectators may be subject to change at a later date.

The 2020 meet at Saratoga Race Course is anything but typical! You can still catch all the excitement of live racing via television and radio, though. The racing schedule below includes all of the season's stakes races, including the popular days like Whitney (August 1), Travers (August 8), and Alabama (August 15). Click here to find bars and restaurants in Saratoga where you can watch the races.

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NOTE: This page is up-to-date as of 11:00AM on 6/19/20. Please contact the New York Racing Association with any questions.

Week 1

  • Thursday, July 16 - GIII Schuylerville and GIII Peter Pan

  • Friday, July 17 - Shine Again

  • Saturday, July 18 - GI Coaching Club American Oaks and GII National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame

  • Sunday, July 19 - GII Lake Placid

  • Monday, July 20 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, July 21 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 2

  • Wednesday, July 22 - Lubash (NYB)

  • Thursday, July 23 - GI A. P. Smithwick (Steeplechase) and NYSSS Statue of Liberty Division

  • Friday, July 24 - GIII Quick Call

  • Saturday, July 25 - GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt (Hdcp.) and GII Ballston Spa

  • Sunday, July 26 - GII Bernard Baruch (Hdcp.)

  • Monday, July 27 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, July 28 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 3

  • Wednesday, July 29 - Dayatthespa (NYB)

  • Thursday, July 30 - John Morrissey Hdcp. (NYB)

  • Friday, July 31 - Coronation Cup

  • Saturday, August 1 - GI Whitney (BC), GI Personal Ensign (BC), GI H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy, GII Bowling Green, and Caress

  • Sunday, August 2 - Birdstone

  • Monday, August 3 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, August 4 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 4

  • Wednesday, August 5 - Summer Colony

  • Thursday, August 6 - NYSSS Cab Calloway Division

  • Friday, August 7 - GII Saratoga Special

  • Saturday, August 8 - GI Runhappy Travers, GI Ballerina Hdcp. (BC), GI Longines Test, GIII Troy, and GIII Waya

  • Sunday, August 9 - Alydar

  • Monday, August 10 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, August 11 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 5

  • Wednesday, August 12 - GII Adirondack

  • Thursday, August 13 - Union Avenue Hdcp. (NYB)

  • Friday, August 14 - Perfect Sting

  • Saturday, August 15 - Saratoga Derby Invitational and GI Alabama

  • Sunday, August 16 - Saratoga Oaks Invitational

  • Monday, August 17 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, August 18 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 6

  • Wednesday, August 19 - Bolton Landing

  • Thursday, August 20 - GI New York Turf Writers Cup (Steeplechase) and Tale of the Cat (NW GSS)

  • Friday, August 21 - Skidmore

  • Saturday, August 22 - GI Fourstardave (Hdcp. BC)

  • Sunday, August 23 - GI Diana

  • Monday, August 24 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, August 25 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 7

  • Wednesday, August 26 - Mahony

  • Thursday, August 27 - NYSSS Times Square Division and Smart N Fancy

  • Friday, August 28 - GIII Lake George

  • Saturday, August 29 - GI Sword Dancer (BC), GI Forego presented by America's Best Racing, GII Amsterdam, and GIII Saranac

  • Sunday, August 30 - GIII Shuvee

  • Monday, August 31 - Dark: No Live Racing

  • Tuesday, September 1 - Dark: No Live Racing

Week 8

  • Wednesday, September 2 - GIII With Anticipation

  • Thursday, September 3 - P.G. Johnson and NYSSS Park Avenue Division

  • Friday, September 4 - Albany (NYB), Fleet Indian (NYB), Funny Cide (NYB), Seeking the Ante (NYB), West Point Hdcp (NYB), and Yaddo Hdcp (NYB)

  • Saturday, September 5 - GI Woodward Hdcp, GII Glens Falls, GII Prioress, and GII Jim Dandy

  • Sunday, September 6 - GI Spinaway, GII Honorable Miss (Hdcp.), and Lucky Coin (NW SS in 2020)

  • Monday, September 7 - GI Runhappy Hopeful and Lure

PLEASE NOTE: Information up to date as of June 2020. These dates are subject to change.