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Saratoga Race Course

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Address: 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3553
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+1 518-584-6200
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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This famed 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horseracing during its...

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.

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Must do once

It's crowded, the betting lines are long and the food is overpriced. So what. You have to go anyway, at least once. Bring a lawn chair, find a nice place to sit, pick a winner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's crowded, the betting lines are long and the food is overpriced. So what. You have to go anyway, at least once. Bring a lawn chair, find a nice place to sit, pick a winner, wander around and watch the races. Probably better to watch the races on one of the TV monitors rather than trying to find a place... More 

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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we shared a few good races at the track. It was amazing so much fun to watch the beautiful animals. They really do make you want to watch them. They were all so good

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we go to the track a few times during the season. we do not go on weekends or special events as it is very crowded on those days. plenty of food and drink choices.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply THE most charming racetrack! This is a different kind of day at "The Spa" than we are used to... it is like stepping back in time at the track, which has been lovingly maintained (but still updated enough to have great eats, classic drinks and of course, exciting horse racing!) A visit to Saratoga Springs in July - August... More 

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New York, United States
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72 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is old and run down, the paint is peeling, there is gum on all the hundred year old crappy seats, there is damaged fencing and in the off season looks as if it has been abandoned. They become less humane to their animals each year as well. All around disgusting.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saratoga Racecourse is a gorgeous turn of the century racetrack. The entire experience of going to Saratoga is a throwback to another age! You have the horses, the hats, the seersucker suits, gambling, and of course the drinking! Saratoga is definitely a summer party place. You have two choices of seeing a race; you can picnic, or go into the... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little shabby but still "the place to be in August in Saratoga" food is expensive but the ambiance is relaxing and pleasant. Be sure to get up and walk around in between races

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Glenmont, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely had a ball! It is an August place to visit without exception. Extremely clean, great food, great people. And the horses, simply beautiful. Lots of excitement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing time. It is a beautiful traditional place and everyone should at least go once in their lifetime

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We go 2 to 3 times a year. Always a fun day. Have been in the restaurants, boxes, and general admission/picnic tables...no matter all fun! Admission is cheap, eats are not!! Come prepared!

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