Saratoga Race Course Opening Weekend Events 2024

Saratoga Race Course Opening Weekend 2024

What to do in Saratoga Spring Opening Weekend of the Track

Sunset image of Saratoga Race Course 2024

by Jordan Golisano-VanNeil | July 8th, 2024
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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course

Saddle up, Saratoga Springs, the race course opens for the season this Thursday, July 11th! The city is moving and grooving so make sure to check out the schedule of events below, you’re not gonna want to miss out!

Events Schedule

31st Annual Newton Plaza Siro’s Cup

Siro’s is hosting their 31st Annual Newton Plaza Siro’s Cup, the unofficial kickoff of Saratoga Racing Season! Featuring music by Ten Most Wanted, Dancing, Open Bar, and Light Fare by Chef Noah Frese

Wednesday, July 10th | Siro’s Restaurant, 168 Lincoln Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Taste NY Pavilion

New York-made food and beverages will be available for sample and purchase at the Taste NY Pavilion, located inside Gate A at the Top of the Stretch, where fans can enjoy New York craft beers, wines, spirits, cheese and chocolate (must be 21 and over to sample and purchase alcoholic beverages). Featured products hail from Montauk to the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks as a showcase of the state’s robust food and beverage industry.

Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 until Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course

Don’t miss out on opening weekend of the 2024 summer meet at Saratoga! Get your tickets HERE!

Thursday, July 11, 2024 | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park: HEARD

The BSBPA presents the 2024 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Iron Spring Park. This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa. The concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm. This year’s concert season runs from June 27 – August 22, and we once again offer a diverse line-up of talent. It’s a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village!

Thursday, Jul 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Iron Spring Park, Front Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Berkshire Bank Horse Sense

Fans of all ages can pet a retired thoroughbred every Friday through Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Berkshire Bank Horse Sense. The educational exhibit also includes fun facts about the life and career of a thoroughbred. The family-friendly attraction is located inside Gate A and is presented by Berkshire Bank.

Friday, Jul 12, 2024 until Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Breakfast and Breeding Farm Tour

The popular Saratoga Breakfast and Breeding Farm tours, which were first introduced in 2022, will be expanded this summer to meet growing demand. Fans will enjoy a buffet breakfast during morning training at Saratoga Race Course before boarding a CDTA trolley to that day’s breeding farm before returning to the Spa for the afternoon’s races.

Tickets must be reserved in advance at NYRA.com. Each tour accommodates up to 52 guests. Admission to Saratoga Race Course is included in the package.

Friday, Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 AM | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Silks & Satins 5K

Held on the first Saturday of track season, the Silks and Satins 5K is a celebration of the Saratoga Springs community and the opening of the track.

Saturday, Jul 13, 2024, 8:00 AM | Fasig Tipton, 415 East Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Benefit For ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption at Sugar Plum Farm

An evening benefitting RERUN Thoroughbred Adoption, held against the backdrop of beautiful Sugar Plum Farm. “Join us, along with Owners, Trainers, Jockeys and Special Guest, Jena Antonucci, first woman trainer to win The Belmont Stakes. Together we can make a difference to retired race horses. Don’t hesitate to contact us for questions: 518.444.4015. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there!”.

Saturday, Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sugar Plum Farm, 94 Gilbert Road Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Sunday Brunch At The Rail Of The 1863 Club

Fans are invited to enjoy a brunch buffet while experiencing The Rail at the 1863 Club, the first-floor banquet space at the 1863 Club.
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Handicapping Seminar and Meet-and-Greet

Enjoy your Sunday at the races in the Paddock Suite, learning betting strategies and tips from expert handicappers.

Tickets start at $75 and include admission, Post Parade program book and a table seat for the day within the climate-controlled, shared suite overlooking the historic saddling area. Fans will also be treated to a meet-and-greet with Saratoga Race Course’s track announcer Frank Mirahmadi. Tickets can be purchased online through Fevo.

Sunday, Jul 14, 2024, 11:00 AM | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Family Sundays at Saratoga Race Course

Family Sundays will feature a wide variety of free family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities each Sunday inside the Family Zone, located near Gate A at the Top of the Stretch. Each week will feature a different theme, including Beach Day, Christmas in July, Day at the Zoo, Summer Olympics, Carnival, the Wild, Wild West and NYRA mascot Gallop’s Birthday on August 18.

Sunday, Jul 14, 2024, 11:00 AM | Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

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