Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Spring, NY
It’s the oldest sporting venue in the country, dating back to 1863: Saratoga Race Course. Held between late July and Labor Day weekend each year, they race registered thoroughbred horses six days a week (it goes dark on Tuesdays) and have 9-13 races each day.
Nat’l Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, NY
Day 3 in my week long series about Saratoga Springs New York:
Along with tens of thousands of racing fans, my family recently made the short pilgrimage to Saratoga Springs, New York for the first week of the Saratoga races. We attended the races on a Wednesday (they race six days a week- Tuesdays are “dark”) and you can read all about our adventures at the Saratoga National Historic Site here and the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame here.
There was a break in the action between our morning tours and when our table at Turf Terrace was available, so we took a walk across the street to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. It’s a small museum, but it was the perfect way to spend about an hour and a half learning about the history of racing. Score: children will definitely be entertained.