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Saratoga Horse Racing

Racing is in Saratoga’s Culture 


As early as 1847 when a meet for trotters was held on a dirt track next to Union Avenue called “Horse Haven,” horses, racing, and wagering have been a winning combination in Saratoga Springs.

Inspired by the growing interest in the sport, a group of private investors formed the Saratoga Racing Association. The four-day meet was extended, and a larger track was built in 1864 on the opposite side of Union Avenue, the current Saratoga Race Course site. By the turn of the century, it was firmly established as the showplace it is today.

New York Racing Association operates the track, the host of the best racing in America each summer from mid-July through Labor Day. It is the oldest race track in America and was named one of Sports Illustrated’s 10 best sporting venues in the United States. The Saratoga Race Course has witnessed the greatest horses of all time run into the history books. It remains timeless, historic, and the crown jewel of Saratoga Springs.


Horse racing

Plan Your Trip!

2024 General Admission Prices

Single-day admission tickets are sold at the gate upon entry into the track or can be purchased in advance on Ticketmaster.

  • Grandstand and Clubhouse Admission: $7 daily when purchased at least 24 hours in advance; $10 day of; general admission does not include reserved seating, which is separate
  • Travers Day Admission: $25 in advance and $30 day of, while supplies last