Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course

Main Track: One and one eighth’s Mile, oval.
Mellon Course: One Mile, 98 feet.
Turf Course: Seven Furlongs, 304 feet.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,144 feet.

Post Times
1:10 p.m


Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Double on every race.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$1. Quinella on races 2 and 4.
$1. “Rolling” Pick 3 begining on 2st race. (except for race that starts the pick four)
$.50. Pick 4 on races 2-5 and last four races.
$.50. Pick 4 on races 3-6 and last four races when Steeplechase is first race.
$.50. Pick 5 on first and last five races on card
$.50 Trifecta on every race.
$.50 Superfecta on every race.
$2. Pick 6 on last six races.
$.50. Grand Slam begins on race 5 (9-race card) and race 6 (10-race card).

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 16%
Daily Double, Quinella, and Exacta: 18.5%
Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Grand Slam: 24%
Pick 5: 14%
Pick 6: 25% (15% on non-carryover days)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
New York Racing Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 90
Jamaica, New York 11417

Street Address:
Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Telephone: Office (718) 641-4700; Track (518) 584-6200
Fax: None available
Website: www.nyra.com

Saratoga Race Course opened in 1864 and since 1865 has been the site of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in America. The Travers Stakes continues to be the main draw at Saratoga and has seen a few Triple Crown Race winners lead the pack in recent years, including Bernardini in 2006.

Saratoga is commonly referred to as the Graveyard of Favorites due to numerous upsets that have occurred there in the past. Some of these famous upset include the only defeat on Man O’ War, Secretariat’s defeat to Onion after winning the Triple Crown, and Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was a shocking loser to 100-to-1 underdog Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes.

2021 Saratoga Race Course Stakes Schedule
Date Purse Race Grade
July 15 $150,000 Schuylerville G3
July 15 $120,000 Quick Call G3
July 16 $150,000 Forbidden Apple G3
July 17 $500,000 Diana G1
July 17 $150,000 Sanford G3
July 18 $120,000 Coronation Cup  
July 21 $100,000 Rick Violette  
July 22 $100,000 Stillwater  
July 23 $150,000 Lake George G3
July 24 $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks G1
July 24 $200,000 Caress G3
July 25 $200,000 Shuvee G3
July 28 $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap G2
July 28 $150,000 Cab Calloway Division  
July 29 $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial NSA-1
July 29 $100,000 John Morrissey Handicap  
July 30 $120,000 Curlin  
July 31 $600,000 Jim Dandy G2
July 31 $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap G1
July 31 $250,000 Bowling Green G2
August 1 $200,000 Amsterdam G2
August 4 $150,000 Statue of Liberty Division  
August 4 $120,000 Shine Again  
August 5 $120,000 Birdstone  
August 6 $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall Of Fame G2
August 6 $200,000 Troy G3
August 6 $120,000 Alydar  
August 7 $1,000,000 Whitney G1
August 7 $1,000,000 Saratoga Derby Invitational G1
August 7 $500,000 Longines Test G1
August 7 $250,000 Glens Falls G2
August 7 $120,000 The Fasig-Tipton Lure  
August 8 $700,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational G3
August 8 $200,000 Adirondack G2
August 8 $120,000 The Fasig-Tipton De La Rose  
August 11 $100,000 Evan Shipman Handicap  
August 11 $120,000 Mahony  
August 12 $100,000 Saratoga Dew Handicap  
August 13 $120,000 Tale of the Cat  
August 14 $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap G1
August 14 $200,000 Saratoga Special G2
August 15 $120,000 Galway  
August 18 $120,000 Bolton Landing  
August 19 $100,000 Union Avenue Handicap  
August 20 $120,000 Skidmore  
August 21 $600,000 Alabama G1
August 21 $200,000 Lake Placid G2
August 21 $120,000 Smart N Fancy  
August 22 $120,000 Summer Colony  
August 25 $120,000 John’s Call  
August 26 $120,000 Riskaverse  
August 26 $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup NSA-1
August 27 $250,000 Albany  
August 27 $200,000 Fleet Indian  
August 27 $200,000 Funny Cide  
August 27 $200,000 Seeking the Ante  
August 27 $150,000 West Point Handicap  
August 27 $150,000 Yaddo Handicap  
August 28 $1,250,000 Travers G1
August 28 $750,000 Sword Dancer G1
August 28 $600,000 Personal Ensign G1
August 28 $600,000 Forego G1
August 28 $500,000 Ballerina Handicap G1
August 28 $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial G1
August 28 $400,000 Ballston Spa G2
August 29 $120,000 Better Talk Now  
September 1 $150,000 With Anticipation G3
September 2 $120,000 P. G. Johnson  
September 3 $120,000 Lucky Coin  
September 4 $1,000,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup G1
September 4 $600,000 Flower Bowl G1
September 4 $250,000 Prioress G2
September 4 $200,000 Saranac G3
September 5 $300,000 Spinaway G1
September 6 $300,000 Hopeful G1
September 6 $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap G2
NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022


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