Horse Racing in Saratoga Springs
Top jockeys compete for six weeks (starting in late July) each year at the Saratoga Race Course, the nation's oldest Thoroughbred track. Breakfast at the track has become a tradition, with a buffet meal served 7–9:30, while the horses go through their morning workouts. You also can bring your own breakfast and sit in the stands for the free show. Afterward, get a behind-the-scenes look at the track with a free tram tour of the backstretch. 262 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY, 11417. 518/584–6200. www.nyra.com.
The action at the Saratoga Raceway is in the form of harness racing, and it's free and offered year-round. Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. 518/584-2110. www.saratogaraceway.com.
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