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Saratoga Race Course

Racing information plus notable races at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga > Thoroughbred Betting

RaceTrack Info:
Live Racing Calendar:
July - September

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 1/8 miles, oval, dirt

Last Turn to Finish Line:
1,144 feet

Turf course:
7 furlongs, 304 feet

Opened on August 3, 1863 in Saratoga Springs, New York, Saratoga Race Course is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States.

The Race Course, known as The Spa due its proximity to local mineral springs, it's also known as "Graveyard of Champions" due some upsets that have occurred there. Man o' War suffered his only defeat in twenty one starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course. Thriple Crown winner, Secretariat was defeated at Saratoga Race Course by Onion; and Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 longshot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes.

Currently, Saratoga offers forty fabulous days of world class racing usually running from July to September. The annual racing schedule includes Grade I Stakes races such as the Alabama Stakes, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Ballerina Handicap, Hopeful Stakes and Coaching Club American Oaks, as well as Grade II Stakes races including the Adirondack Stakes, Amsterdam Stakes and Lake Placid Handicap.

Notable Races on Saratoga Race Course:
GI Races
Travers Stakes
Whitney Handicap
Alabama Stakes
Woodward Stakes