Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Race Course

Name of Track:
Saratoga Race Course

South Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, NY, United States

Date Opened:
September 27, 1894

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 1/8 miles, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:

1,144 feet

Turf course:
7 furlongs, 304 feet


Horse Racing at Saratoga

Opened in 1863 Saratoga Race Course is the oldest organized sporting venue in the United States.

The  race course is known as the "Graveyard of Champions" as many an upset has happened here. Man o' War suffered his only defeat in twenty one starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course. Triple Crown winner, Secretariat lost and Gallant Fox was bested by 100-1 longshot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes.

Currently, Saratoga offers forty days of 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.

Saratoga Race Course Racing Information:

Live Racing:   Saturday to Tuesday

Live Racing Calendar: June to September

Notable Races at Saratoga:

GI Events:
Travers Stakes
Whitney Handicap
Alabama Stakes
Woodward Stakes


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