Saratoga Horse Racing Venues

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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.

Saratoga Horse Racing Venues

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.

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Saratoga has two different race tracks: the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Race Course and Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, linked to below.
To catch a glimpse of the horses working out before race time, have breakfast at the Saratoga Race Course. Afterwards, take a free tour of the grounds.
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."

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Saratoga Racetrack Accommodations

Before you rush to book the first available room, have a look at our insider tips and picks for less crowded, off the beaten path hotels in Saratoga that are just close enough to the racing action.

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Saratoga Springs hotels and roadways are understandably packed during racing season. By staying at a hotel a bit further away but still easily accessible via highway, you'll have a less stressful trip.

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Saratoga Extras

Local blogs are often full of knowledge and tips you'd never find in the mainstream media. For extra insight into Saratoga life and travel, peruse the sites in this section.

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Free gifts are given away on different weekends at the Saratoga Racetrack. Get details from Spotlight News.

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