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Saratoga Race Course

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267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
+1 518-584-6200
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Bucket list destination

An American icon. As much of a place to be in 2017 as it was in 1863. First time visitors on their... read more

Reviewed yesterday
wowwhatacatch
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Always fun

Being at the track in August is almost like attending a fair. Bands are playing, stands sell goods... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Snydley4
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Clifton Park, New York
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This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its six-week season from late July through early September. Though one of the sport's premier events, the races often take second place to people-watching.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picnic table” (73 reviews)
“picnic area” (76 reviews)
“betting windows” (34 reviews)
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267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
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+1 518-584-6200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An American icon. As much of a place to be in 2017 as it was in 1863. First time visitors on their own should go midweek as weekend crowds can daunting.

Thank wowwhatacatch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being at the track in August is almost like attending a fair. Bands are playing, stands sell goods and art, and there's plenty to eat and drink. Grab a picnic table with your friends and bring your own food if you prefer. AND if you...More

Thank Snydley4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nothing like a day at the track ... it's all good ... atmosphere, friends, good food and drink ... am occasional bet.

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historic race track has something for everyone. The updates to the facility itself are very smart and take away nothing from the history of the track. Whether you are a horse gambler or not, you will have a great time. Lots of food and...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While there weren't any races on the track while we were there, we did see some horses around and back on the smaller track. The race course is beautiful and they've kept a lot of history in tact. I have family members who go to...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We make the trip every year to this race course. It's my absolute favorite, I love how they embrace the history of the track but still keep it comfortable for all the visitors. Backyard is the perfect spot for enjoying the races and a picnic...More

Thank Staci H
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Surely the most beautiful race course in the country. Attention to detail in looking after it is a lesson for us all. Lovely people too.

Thank R0062
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We glimpsed it as we were traveling around. Will make it a stop during track season. Easy to get to, lots of signs.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Took the tour to the paddocks and got to see the "behind the scenes" picture of jockeys and their horses. Had an early breakfast at the track and watched the jockeys exercise their horses before the big race! (Saratoga secret)

Thank annewhalen
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice Race Track. Had a great time betting on horses and getting the feel of the place. Everything you could want for a little recreation, nice parking lot with a bus that picks you up. Good eating at the special stands set up.

Thank thedirtydozen
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ldr m
12 October 2017|
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Response from happy460 | Reviewed this property |
Have not heard of tent dining/ding. Best option is to call racetrack at +1 718-641-4700
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ldr m
12 October 2017|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
The oldest thoroughbred race track are Saratoga, followed by Pimlico, a track in New Orleans, and Churchill Down.
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sarasprings2017
15 August 2017|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
First I'll just say that I wish you luck with that. The gates will open at like 730am for the "picnic table dash" so I'd suggest you get there before then. I know people that will line up at the gate at 530am.
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