Widely-considered to be the premiere “boutique meet” in North America is the Saratoga Summer meeting. Kicking off each July in Saratoga Springs, New York, this small town upstate plays host to some of the most dramatic contests on the world racing calendar. While the future of the Saratoga meet has looked in jeopardy in past years, the issues with racing in New York have been resolved to the point where Saratoga is fully-funded and ready to continue its proud tradition.
Betting on the Saratoga meeting is easy for European punters as most major bookmakers offer up large selections of odds and betting markets with some even delivering the opportunity to bet directly into the pools. Exchange betting on the Saratoga meeting is growing in popularity as well.
The meeting hosts well over a dozen Grade 1 stakes events, notably the Woodward Stakes and the Travers Stakes. A number of legendary contenders have graced these races with their presence and fans of the National Hunt will be pleased to know that steeplechasing is alive and well at Saratoga racecourse. The track itself boasts a 1m1f dirt course, a 1m33y outer turf course and a 7.5f inner turf track.