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Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Saratoga Race Track is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the USA. It has two popular nicknames – The Spa, named for the nearby mineral springs, and the Graveyard of Favorites, named for the historic upsets recorded there in years past.
Saratoga is home to some of the best racing, and betting, in the world. Thoroughbred racing has no finer setting than Saratoga Race Course, named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated. Along with New York-based runners, horses from all over North America, as well as international shippers, will point toward the strong racing fare.
- The main dirt track (1 1/8 mile circumference). It has a 4 percent banking on the turns and the distance from the final turn to the finish line is 1,144 feet.
- An outer turf track is known as the Mellon Turf Course (1-mile). It has the same banking on the turns and distance from the final turn to the finish line as the main dirt track.
- An inner turf horse racing track (7 furlongs). It has the same banking on the turns and a distance from the final turn to the finish line of 1,164 feet.
Additionally, there is the Oklahoma Track, which is for warming-up and training.
The Saratoga Race Course Guide provides all the information you need, whether you are a first-time track goer looking for the basics, or a life-long veteran looking for what’s new this year.
Saratoga Live Racing
You’ll be able to watch live races from Saratoga racetrack at TVG and check out simulcast racing as well.
Register a new TVG account for free and you will have the opportunity to watch all the live action from Saratoga video replays of every race. You can take part in mobile betting and placing your bets without visiting a physical betting shop.
Saratoga Main Races
The historic Saratoga Race meet includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses for betting. The biggest purses and graded races include:
Travers Stakes – $1,250,000
The Travers Stakes is the biggest race to be held at Saratoga and is a Grade I meet that is often known as the Mid-Summer Derby.
It’s held in August each year and takes place over a mile and a quarter. The Code of Honour won the 2019’s race. Over the past decade jockey, Javier Castellano has won five, the last in 2018.
The Whitney Handicap – $1,200,000
This race has been run as a handicap since 2013 but dates back to 1928. The winner of this race automatically qualifies for the Breeders Cup, making it one of the most important races in the calendar.
Mike E. Smith won the race last year on McKinzie in the fastest time in over a decade.
Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap – $1,000,000
This is a preparation race for the Breeder’s Cup Turf and is a Grade I race that began life in 1975.
Javier Castellano won the race last year to equal the all-time record of three wins.
- Woodward Stakes – $750,000
- Personal Ensign Stakes – $700,000
- Diana Stakes – $500,000
- Jim Dandy Stakes – $600,000
- The Longines Test – $500,000
- Fourstardave Handicap – $500,000
- Alabama Stakes – $600,000
- Forego Handicap – $600,000
- Allen Jerkens Memorial – $500,000
- Ketel One Ballerina – $500,000
- Hopeful Stakes – $350,000
Where To Bet On Saratoga Races
Above you’ll find all the best odds for our Saratoga picks. However, you’ll find many sportsbooks offer horse racing odds on meets up and down the country.