Saratoga Race Course History

Historic Timeline

Explore 150 years of history through our interactive timeline.  The interconnected events of Saratoga Race Course and the City of Saratoga Springs tell a compelling story about wins, losses and the horses and people that were a part of it.

Explore the timeline.

Congress Park in Saratoga Springs

Historic Photo Gallery

View some iconic photos from the history of Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Springs in this online photo gallery.

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Feature Stories

Read feature stories about Saratoga's history, including features on famous horses, owners, trainers and citizens that have shaped Saratoga over the past 150 years.

Read the stories.


Historical Memorabilia


Take a look through several digital images of memorabilia from Saratoga Race Course's history, courtesy of the Saratoga Springs History Museum.

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Kentucky - First Travers Winner

Famous Races

Learn about the top twenty races, as selected by Allan Carter, Historian at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and vote on your favorite all-time race at Saratoga.

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Hoofprints Walk Of Fame

The new Saratoga Hoofprints Walk of Fame will honor the most prolific and notable horses to have raced at one of the nation’s most historic tracks. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the attraction celebrates the 150th anniversary of thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course.

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Videos And Photos