The horses enter the final turn. Your long shot sits solidly in fourth place. As they enter the home stretch he swings to the outside, overtaking third place . . . then second place. It’s a race to the finish! Your heart is pounding as you await the results of the photo finish. This is a day at Saratoga Racecourse.
Discover the thunder and thrill of horse racing, just over a mile from The Gideon Putnam at the Saratoga Race Course, home of the annual Saratoga Summer Stakes. Nicknamed “The Graveyard of Favorites,” Saratoga Race Course has seen many Triple Crown winners get defeated when running there. Most recently, American Pharaoh, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, fell to Keen Ice at 12-1 in the 2015 Travers Stakes.
The Saratoga Race Course opened more than 150 years ago, and today is named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated. The past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer, as fans experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambiance and charm of historic Saratoga Springs.
Guests can easily drive or take The Gideon Putnam’s free shuttle there and back. Saratoga’s renowned slogan, “Health, History, Horses” certainly suggests that a day at the races is in order for guests of The Gideon Putnam. Racing!