The 2016 Saratoga Race Course season runs from July 22nd to September 5th. While your typical day at the track can often be packed with good times just on its own – there are plenty of special events that you may not have known about!
Saratoga Racing Calendar
There’s a couple of important notes about the calendar. The track does not have live racing on Tuesdays and the gate does not open at the same time every day. Gate Open Times:
Weekdays – 11:00 a.m.
Weekends – 10:30 a.m.
Travers Day – 7:00 a.m.
Four of the most well-known events are on Saturdays. These are
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 – The $1.25 Million Whitney
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 – Alabama Stakes
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 – Woodward Day
Taste NY: Cider, Wine, & Spirits events are on Thursday, Taste NY: Craft Beer events are on Fridays, and Taste NY: Food & Artisans are on Sundays! Taste NY is an initiative that focuses on high-quality and local NY food and beverage products.
Another event that’s sure to be a great time is the Final Stretch Music Festival Weekend (Sat, Sep 3rd to Sun, Sep 4th). Final Stretch marks the last weekend of the Saratoga Springs track season – after the races, the streets are filled with live music.
Saratoga Race Track giveaways are typically on Sunday or Monday.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 – Saratoga Baseball Cap
Monday, August 1, 2016 – Saratoga Duffle Bag
Monday, August 15, 2016 – Saratoga Beach Towel
Sunday, September 4, 2016 – Saratoga Long Sleeve Pullover