New York Racing Association

Saratoga Race Course

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  • patrick r.
    "Beer, fried chicken and horse racing."(4 Tips)
    Zak M.
    "Great Cigars available on the Paddock."(3 Tips)
    Richard S.
    "Come a early and get a picnic table"(4 Tips)
    Patrick S.
    "... Brews the Friday of Travers weekend is a lot of fun! Come with Cortland State..."(2 Tips)
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  • Green H.
    Green HippieNovember 1, 2016
    This is Saratoga's moneymaker and claim to fame. It is good for a fun day out with family and friends, betting on horses while enjoying the good weather, drinking beer and eating at the food trucks.
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaSeptember 9, 2016
    Fun for the whole family and an exquisite time to hang out in beautiful clothes!
  • Diane M.
    Diane McAdamsAugust 26, 2016
    A fantastic fun day watching beautiful horses.
  • James C.
    James CAugust 14, 2016
    It was a great day and experience. Cheap entrance fee bring a cooler with some drinks and food to save money for the betting. Watch out for the sun it gets intense.
  • lino b.
    lino brescia™August 12, 2016
    So historic. Great track to catch the races. Only wish I had a few winners. Picturesque
  • Liz C.
    Liz CicaloAugust 7, 2016
    Had a great day at the track!
  • Dan P.
    Dan PaxtonJuly 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Free GoogleFi WiFi
  • Ken K.
    Ken KroslakFebruary 12, 2016
    Great times at this beautiful, historic track! Something for everybody from bring-your-own picnic to trackside table service.
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 8, 2015
    Nice to see every once in a while, but not a great spot for a casual horse racing fan.
  • Connor D.
    Connor DelaneySeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place to bet the ponies. Oldest flat track in America.
  • chrissy s.
    chrissy spazianoAugust 25, 2015
    Excellent racing!
  • Elliott M.
    Elliott MasieAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My horse Miss Matzoball today
  • Frank
    FrankAugust 6, 2015
    Fried Chicken Big picnic areas. Old Racetrack. The best summer time track on the East Coast.
  • Ingrid M.
    Ingrid MorakMarch 16, 2015
    We were in the pavilion for an office party. The food was delicious and the place is just beautiful! We even got to pose with some horses.
  • Judy T.
    Judy ThibaultJanuary 14, 2015
    Had a great time when we went last summer with the Eagles Club!!
  • Loretta 🌹
    Loretta 🌹September 21, 2014
    Suicide Prevention walk today!
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CasertinoSeptember 13, 2014
    The Horses
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZegarelliAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Manny used to run this place like a Top... Now the service Blows! #dontdoTheClubhouse @SaratogaRaceTrack Good Luck getting a drink! @TheNYRA
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZegarelliAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    #ThanksTom Final Call #AndHesOff HaPpy Retirement! We Luv U! #PhotoFinish @TheNYRA @NYRA
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZegarelliAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good Thing theres Always 2moro #ThanksTom @TheNyra
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZegarelliAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Durkin's Last Weekend Callin 🐎 Go Baby Go! @TheNYRA
  • Jodie E.
    Jodie EvansAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers on the backstretch. $2.85
  • Noreen H.
    Noreen HennessyAugust 22, 2014
    A day at the races
  • Richard S.
    Richard SheaAugust 21, 2014
    Come a early and get a picnic table
  • patrick r.
    patrick rusterAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer, fried chicken and horse racing. Ain't nuttin wrong with that.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't have clubhouse access, it's hard to beat a high top table at the Post. You are close to everything; the Paddock, betting windows, the Veranda deck bar, and most importantly, Shake Shack.
  • Bonnie D.
    Bonnie DingusAugust 17, 2014
    For the ladies - we all know the racetrack is all about the fashions. No hat? --> No problem! Fascinators and hats are available here at the track!
  • Debbie D.
    Debbie DavisAugust 16, 2014
    Here we are with family
  • Frank
    FrankAugust 16, 2014
    Picnics in the open areas. Pizza and sandwiches. Just an all around good time.
  • Tina L.
    Tina LenderAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here very early and claim a picnic table by putting a tablecloth on it. Then go back to sleep & return later. (And don't mess with the picnic table with the Becks tablecloth on it!)
  • Jim M.
    Jim MillerAugust 8, 2014
    Gonna win this time!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MillerAugust 8, 2014
    Ninth race comin' up!
  • Linda D.
    Linda DobsonAugust 28, 2013
    Lots of excitement. Play to win, but place and show are equally rewarding. Have fun.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MontagueAugust 26, 2013
    Tip big, bet small, talk to everybody, explore everything and BYOB.
  • Mike
    MikeAugust 23, 2013
    Bring your own cooler
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    This is a great track with lots of history and very nice ambiance. My only complaint is that some people smoke those stinky cigars like chimneys!
  • Linda T.
    Linda ToneyAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip your teller!!! Today is 8/17 and my window is 817
  • Audrey B.
    Audrey BellAugust 11, 2013
    Bring your breakfast with you and sit in the boxseats; nothing beats a beautiful morning at the track.
  • jake f.
    jake furstAugust 10, 2013
    an awesomely old timey track for watching the ponies. call ahead and reserve a table in the clubhouse and go to the terrace for best views. and you best eat fried chicken at Hattie's stand for lunch!
  • Monique D.
    Monique DuquetteAugust 4, 2013
    Dress nice and go with a group of friends!
  • Russ R.
    Russ RomanJuly 26, 2013
    Can bring your own food and beer in
  • Anita B.
    Anita BrownJuly 21, 2013
    Time to get lucky at the horse races!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LymanJuly 20, 2013
    They raffle off the worst horse of the day at the end of the 15th race. Sit in row F for the best chance of winning (don't ask why, just do it).
  • Mark S.
    Mark SeaborgJuly 20, 2013
    JUST THE TIP JUST THE TIP
  • David B.
    David BrayJune 15, 2013
    I coming here this summer.
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AgahigianOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Turf Terrace is the place to be, remember to bring singles to the men's room for the attendant and he'll handicap the race for you.
  • Christian F.
    Christian FifieldAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    4 tents to the right of the main gate is a white tent. $5 for hot dog, soda, and Saratoga chips.
  • William C.
    William CroweAugust 19, 2012
    Drinking works better than betting
  • Matt G.
    Matt GuadsAugust 2, 2012
    NO GLASS allowed in your coolers, Cans only!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LaneJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the Tram tour in the morning, breakfast is so so. Get here by 8am if you want a picnic table and make sure to watch at least one race from the top of the stretch!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SauerJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to sample from the Big Red Spring in the back yard.
  • Sharon D.
    Sharon DonnellyJuly 21, 2012
    Buy a program to help pick races. Also can park outside in street to save $.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KruskaJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You can bring in your own food & drinks (no glass!). The on-track food selections are also really good with lots of diverse selections from local establishments.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CraigJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get in early to get a good spot by the TVs
  • James H.
    James HastieJune 13, 2012
    Beautiful day at the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show,
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BooherMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun place to go during Track Season!! Beautiful place
  • Safelite AutoGlass
    Safelite AutoGlassJanuary 24, 2012
    Oldest organized sporting venue in US still operating. After race, head into town & enjoy sidewalk musicians while strolling Broadway & deciding where to dine. -Suggested tip from Edward C., associate
  • David
    DavidDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Head to the top of the stretch on the apron and hang out in the sun on the benches. Its less crowded and you ask me for a hot tip.
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara CamputaroSeptember 4, 2011
    King Congie in the 9th
  • John M.
    John MarsSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you tip your teller when you win big!
  • Marc R.
    Marc RossSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Read the Daily Racing Form and grab burger at Shake Shack.
  • Ursula A.
    Ursula AbramsAugust 28, 2011
    Weekends make your bets at window 506 and say hi!
  • Ursula A.
    Ursula AbramsAugust 28, 2011
    Hurricane Irene closure! Sunday 8/28/11.
  • Nancy G.
    Nancy Gress MarinelliAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sloppy Track shake at Shake Shack...salted caramel with cocoa...life altering!!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShawAugust 27, 2011
    The Red Cross Battle of the Brews the Friday of Travers weekend is a lot of fun! Come with Cortland State College friends each year!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShawAugust 27, 2011
    Lobster Hut! Yum! Have to try the Lobster Mac And Cheese. Pretty dang tasty!
  • Lewis S.
    Lewis SiragusaAugust 19, 2011
    If you buy Grandstand Seats, and don't like crowds, request seating is Sections V, W, X, Y. If you get section V, I'll treat you well!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PennAugust 19, 2011
    Who's going to win today? Haha
  • Tara W.
    Tara WatsonAugust 14, 2011
    Quit when you are ahead
  • Emily M.
    Emily MillerAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Spinning the turnstiles is faster than waiting in the extra ticket line!!
  • jennifer J.
    jennifer JenniferAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop by Kings Tavern.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DeBenedettoJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Saratoga chips. Pulled pork sandwiches, sabrett hotdogs, wood oven baked pizza, and Dunkin Donuts... food is good.
  • Lourae F.
    Lourae FitzgeraldJuly 31, 2011
    Breakfast not too good. Waitress never came back to refill my coffee. Skip breakfast and just come up for the workout.
  • nicole
    nicoleJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Better luck tomorrow! :)
  • Tony H.
    Tony Huntoon 🚬🐯July 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Most of the food is bad or pricey. Locate 5 Points Deli/Store. They make great, fresh subs. Grab a drink and some chips. Bring it with you. I prefer the ham and Swiss myself!
  • Joanie B.
    Joanie BaloneyJuly 23, 2011
    Absolutely positively the worst food in the world!
  • Zak M.
    Zak MedwinJuly 22, 2011
    Great Cigars available on the Paddock. Check out the Habana Premium Tent!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HarshbargerJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Place your bet on Danny Boy in the 5th
  • The History Press
    The History PressApril 19, 2011
    A horse named Kentucky won the first Travers Stakes in 1864. Read all about the track's history in THE SARATOGA RACE COURSE. Read more
  • Teresa G.
    Teresa GrockiSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    closing day; free admission; can't wait tilo everyone leaves town!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SalviskiSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Whatever you do, don't dress up like a horse and attend this event.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyAugust 28, 2010
    Come early. Bring a cooler of beers and park it by where the horses walk out. Race 5 exacta box 2 and 8. Do it blind!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyAugust 28, 2010
    Note to self for next year: don't bet, you know absolutely nothing about horses save your money and buy a golf club instead.
  • kristina k.
    kristina krawchukAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    SARATOGA TRUNK End of season sale at the track. Stop by the Saratoga Style Luxury Cabana- we're here all day! Get your Travers Hat, grab a bag, buy a dress! Everything from hat to hem!
  • CBS 6 Albany
    CBS 6 AlbanyAugust 24, 2010
    Friday 8/27: Battle of the Brews annual beer-tasting, in backyard off Union Avenue. Admission $25. Read more
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DooleyAugust 15, 2010
    Set up a "home base" but watch a race from every vantage point on the track!
  • Matt E.
    Matt EttoreAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beer bargain - Saranac 24oz = $7.25... say hi to Dominic!
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal ConwayMay 15, 2010
    This track is just paradise in upstate NY.
  • Neema G.
    Neema GhaziApril 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Watch a race from the top of the stretch, try the fresh lemonade, visit the paddock and high-five a jockey on his/her way back to the Jocks' Room. Now, you only have another 196 things to experience! Read more
  • Eric S.
    Eric StranburgDecember 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Gates open 8AM. Best to reserve a picnic table/spot then. Saratoga tradition: Place something on table to reserve. No one will try to take it unless it's Travers Weekend. Top horse racing. Read more
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