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.
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).
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)
New York Racing Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 90
Jamaica, New York 11417
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Telephone: Office (718) 641-4700; Track (518) 584-6200
Fax: None available
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|
|July 15||$120,000||Quick Call||G3|
|July 16||$150,000||Forbidden Apple||G3|
|July 18||$120,000||Coronation Cup|
|July 21||$100,000||Rick Violette|
|July 23||$150,000||Lake George||G3|
|July 24||$500,000||Coaching Club American Oaks||G1|
|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 31||$600,000||Jim Dandy||G2|
|July 31||$350,000||Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap||G1|
|July 31||$250,000||Bowling Green||G2|
|August 4||$150,000||Statue of Liberty Division|
|August 4||$120,000||Shine Again|
|August 6||$200,000||National Museum of Racing Hall Of Fame||G2|
|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||$120,000||The Fasig-Tipton De La Rose|
|August 11||$100,000||Evan Shipman Handicap|
|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 18||$120,000||Bolton Landing|
|August 19||$100,000||Union Avenue Handicap|
|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||$150,000||New York Turf Writers Cup||NSA-1|
|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||$750,000||Sword Dancer||G1|
|August 28||$600,000||Personal Ensign||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 6||$200,000||Bernard Baruch Handicap||G2|