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Saratoga Horse Racing Travel
Saratoga is a stimulating yet relaxing destination any time of year, but never more so than during racing season. Every summer, ravenous horse racing fans flood Saratoga Springs, but your visit doesn't have to be overwhelming. Use this guide to learn about Saratoga's racing venues and places to stay, and get insider tips for how to get the most from the city.
Ready for the races? Follow the links in this section to learn the ins and outs of navigating crowded racetracks in Saratoga, and for clues to how you can see the horses up close.
Saratoga has two different race tracks: the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Race Course and Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, linked to below.
Traffic is overwhelming during Saratoga racing season. Avoid Broadway and take Circular Avenue instead; according to Andrew Nelson of National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog
, it's "a pretty street of old houses that skirts downtown."
FoundingDulcinea is written by an avid horseracing fan (and findingDulcinea founder) and offers essential advice for everything Saratoga, including where to park at the track and where to find the best cantaloupe.
New York Racing Association
New York Racing Association offers information on the Saratoga Race Course, which holds races for 36 days, from late July through early September. Visitor information, including daily races, tickets and horsemen bios are available.
Saratoga.com explains the Travers Festival, a nine-day celebration leading to the main event, Travers Stakes
, on Aug. 29.
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway holds harness racing events from March through mid-December around a half-mile track. Find race information and gaming details on the official site.
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