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Where is Saratoga?

Saratoga Race Course is located in the resort town of Saratoga Springs, in upstate New York.


How old is Saratoga?

Saratoga opened in 1863, and is the fourth oldest racetrack in the US.


What is Saratoga’s Track Configuration?

Saratoga features a 1 ⅛ mile dirt racetrack, a 1 mile turf track, and a 7 furlong inner turf course.


When does Saratoga race?

Saratoga runs during the summer, with the meet ending around Labor Day. The Saratoga meet originally lasted only four days, but the meet has been lengthened gradually to reach 40 days in 2019.


What races are run at Saratoga?

Saratoga is most famous for the Travers Stakes, the longest running horse race in America. Other major stakes races held at Saratoga include the Alabama Stakes, the Hopeful Stakes and the Whitney Handicap.


Who are the most famous horses to run at Saratoga?

Saratoga has earned the nicknames Graveyard of Champions and House of Upsets due to famous horses suffering defeats there. Among the famous horses to lose at the track are Man O’ War, who lost to the appropriately named Upset. Secretariat and American Pharoah also famously lost races at Saratoga.


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Saratoga Stakes Schedule

DateRaceGradePurse
Thursday, Jul 11Quick CallIII$100,000
Thursday, Jul 11SchuylervilleIII$150,000
Friday, Jul 12Forbidden AppleIII$150,000
Saturday, Jul 13DianaI$500,000
Saturday, Jul 13SanfordIII$150,000
Sunday, Jul 14Coronation Cup $100,000
Wednesday, Jul 17Rick Violette (NYB) $100,000
Thursday, Jul 18Stillwater (NYB) $100,000
Friday, Jul 19Lake GeorgeIII$150,000
Saturday, Jul 20Caress $200,000
Saturday, Jul 20Coaching Club American OaksI$500,000
Sunday, Jul 21ShuveeIII$200,000
Wednesday, Jul 24Honorable Miss HandicapII$200,000
Wednesday, Jul 24NYSS Cab Calloway Division (R) $150,000
Thursday, Jul 25A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Steeplechase)I$150,000
Thursday, Jul 25John Morrissey (NYB) $100,000
Friday, Jul 26Curlin (R) $100,000
Saturday, Jul 27Alfred G. Vanderbilt HandicapI$350,000
Saturday, Jul 27Bowling GreenII$250,000
Saturday, Jul 27Jim DandyII$600,000
Sunday, Jul 28AmsterdamII$200,000
Wednesday, Jul 31NYSS Statue of Liberty Division (R) $150,000
Wednesday, Jul 31Shine Again (R) $100,000
Thursday, Aug 01Birdstone $100,000
Friday, Aug 02Alydar (R) $100,000
Friday, Aug 02National Museum of Racing Hall Of FameII$200,000
Friday, Aug 02Saratoga Oaks $750,000
Saturday, Aug 03Fasig-Tipton De La Rose (R) $100,000
Saturday, Aug 03Fasig-Tipton Lure (R) $100,000
Saturday, Aug 03Longines TestI$500,000
Saturday, Aug 03TroyIII$200,000
Saturday, Aug 03Whitney (BC)I$1,000,000
Sunday, Aug 04AdirondackII$200,000
Sunday, Aug 04Fasig-Tipton WayaIII$200,000
Sunday, Aug 04Saratoga Derby $1,000,000
Wednesday, Aug 07Evan Shipman (NYB) $100,000
Wednesday, Aug 07Mahony $100,000
Thursday, Aug 08Saratoga Dew (NYB) $100,000
Friday, Aug 09Tale of the Cat (R) $100,000
Saturday, Aug 10Fourstardave Handicap (BC)I$500,000
Saturday, Aug 10Saratoga SpecialII$200,000
Sunday, Aug 11Galway $100,000
Wednesday, Aug 14Bolton Landing $100,000
Thursday, Aug 15Union Avenue (NYB) $100,000
Friday, Aug 16Skidmore $100,000
Saturday, Aug 17AlabamaI$600,000
Saturday, Aug 17Lake PlacidII$200,000
Saturday, Aug 17Smart N Fancy $100,000
Sunday, Aug 18Summer Colony (R) $100,000
Wednesday, Aug 21John's Call (R) $100,000
Thursday, Aug 22New York Turf Writers Cup SteeplechaseI$150,000
Thursday, Aug 22Riskaverse (R) $100,000
Friday, Aug 23Albany (NYB) $250,000
Friday, Aug 23Fleet Indian (NYB) $200,000
Friday, Aug 23Funny Cide (NYB) $200,000
Friday, Aug 23Seeking the Ante (NYB) $200,000
Friday, Aug 23West Point $150,000
Friday, Aug 23Yaddo (NYB) $150,000
Saturday, Aug 24ForegoI$600,000
Saturday, Aug 24H. Allen Jerkens MemorialI$500,000
Saturday, Aug 24Ballerina (BC)I$500,000
Saturday, Aug 24Personal EnsignI$700,000
Saturday, Aug 24TraversI$1,250,000
Saturday, Aug 24Sword Dancer (BC)I$850,000
Saturday, Aug 24Ballston SpaII$400,000
Sunday, Aug 25Better Talk Now (R) $100,000
Wednesday, Aug 28With AnticipationIII$150,000
Thursday, Aug 29P. G. Johnson $100,000
Friday, Aug 30Lucky Coin (R) $100,000
Saturday, Aug 31Glens FallsII$250,000
Saturday, Aug 31PrioressII$250,000
Saturday, Aug 31SaranacIII$200,000
Saturday, Aug 31WoodwardI$750,000
Sunday, Sep 01SpinawayI$350,000
Monday, Sep 02Bernard Baruch HandicapII$250,000
Monday, Sep 02HopefulI$350,000

Saratoga History

Saratoga Race Course opened in 1863 in Saratoga Springs, New York. It is known as ‘The Spa’ or the ‘Graveyard of Champions’ and is a popular summer destination for horse racing fans the world over.

Saratoga Graded Stakes

Saratoga’s stakes schedule is a robust calendar of stakes races, featuring the Travers Stakes. As the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in America, it has been nicknamed the Midsummer Derby, and pits the greatest three-year-old horses against each other. The Hopeful stakes for two year olds and the Whitney Handicap are also prominent races that attract top class horses. Overall, the 40 day meet will have racing Wednesdays through Sundays and will feature 76 stakes worth $20.85 million from opening day on Thursday, July 11 through Labor Day, September 2.

Saratoga Track Facts

Saratoga’s main track is a dirt oval of 1 ⅛ miles. The turf course is one mile, and they also have a 7 furlong inner turf course. A popular feature of Saratoga is the Oklahoma training track, which was originally a harness racing track before hosting the inaugural Saratoga thoroughbred meet. The track that is used today opened the next year in 1864.

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