Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Course | New York by Rail

july, 2020

16julAll DayOpening Day at the Saratoga Race Course(All Day: thursday) Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave

Event Details

Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Course

And they’re off! Experience world-class horse racing on July 16th as the historic Saratoga track kicks off its summer season.

Saratoga Race Course

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the races taking place in Saratoga, including Opening Day, will be held without spectators present. You can still, however, experience this exciting race from home by watching Saratoga Live on Fox Sports 2. Thank you for your understanding.

Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Course 2020

Kick off your summer by experiencing the Saratoga Race Course’s world-class thoroughbred horse racing. People from all around the world travel to Saratoga to attend this summer racing meet. Experience the live music that plays throughout the grounds while attendees anticipate the first race. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYRA unfortunately stated that the season will open with no spectators in attendance. In despite of this, you can still enjoy seeing your favorite horses race from the comfort of your home on the event’s televised broadcast on Fox Sports 2. While attendance may be compromised, this event is still one you won’t want to miss!

Attending the Opening Day 

If you plan on visiting the Saratoga Race Course in future years, tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance of the race course. Grandstand seats are $7 per person and children under the age of 12 are free with an adult. Additionally, Clubhouse tickets are $10 per person. Season tickets can also be purchased at $50/person for Grandstand seating or $75/person for Clubhouse seating. While food and drinks are available for purchase, coolers no larger than 12″x18″ are also permitted on the premises. In addition, please abide by the proper dress codes required for your seat section. For those in the Grandstands, casual wear is most often worn compared to the Clubhouse, which is generally more formal. The dress code, however, may vary depending on the event so be sure to check the dress policy before attending.  

Participating in the Event

Experience the exhilarating races and other events featuring your favorite race horses at home! Be sure to tune in to the Saratoga Live program on Fox Sports 2 and enjoy the Opening Day events with your family and friends. 

Take Amtrak to the Saratoga Race Course

Attend the Saratoga Race Course Opening Day via Amtrak to the Saratoga Springs Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 2.6 miles away from Race Course, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

From the Saratoga Springs Station, taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Saratoga Springs office today at 518-587-0687.


All Day (Thursday)


Saratoga Race Course

267 Union Ave