A Day at the Races

races.jpg />Ali at SaratogaSaratoga Raceway is less than 2 hours from Dutchess County, offering an exciting day at the races at one of the most beautiful tracks in the country. The main course is a mile and an eighth, the turf course is one mile and the Steeplechase course is 7/8 mile long.

This weekend is the Tavers Stakes named after William Travers, the President of the old Saratoga Racing Association. This year is the 137th running of the Grade 1 Stakes race comprising of a field of 3 year olds racing for the one million dollar purse. This race is the highlight of the summer season just as the Belmont Stakes is the highlight of the Spring meeting at Belmont Park.

Elegant attire is a tradition at the Saratoga Race Course. Find your best country hat and go out to cheer on your favorite horse to win. The entry fee is only $5/person, but bring some money to bet on your horse. You will enjoy a fun day in the country!