Discover the thunder and thrill of horse racing just over a mile from The Gideon Putnam, at the Saratoga Race Course, home of the famed annual Saratoga Summer Stakes including the Travers Stakes (now known as the Midsummer Derby).
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!