The Saratoga race track opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest thoroughbred race course in the United States. People from all over the world come to the Saratoga race track for exciting horse betting action including the Travers Stakes.
The Saratoga race track has two well known nicknames. It is now as The Spa, and the Graveyard of Favorites. The great Man O’ War suffered his only defeat in 21 starts while racing at the Saratoga race track. Secretariat was defeated at the Saratoga race track by Onion after Secretariat had won the Triple Crown. Gallant Fox was beaten at the Saratoga race track by 100-1 longshot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. In the 1982 Travers at Saratoga, Runaway Groom upset the three winners of the Triple Crown (Gato Del Sol, Aloma's Ruler and Conquistador Cielo).The Saratoga race track was closed in 2006 due to a heat wave and it was only the fourth time in the history of the Saratoga race track that it closed. It was closed for World War II in 1911 and 1912 and in one other instance when New York legislation closed the Saratoga race track.
In 1864, the Saratoga race track opened for its first meet although the first race was in 1863. A horse named Kentucky won the first running of the Travers Stakes at the Saratoga race track. The Saratoga race track did very well during the first few seasons of horse betting. Many people would come to Saratoga for the spas and stay for the horse betting. Fourstardave won at the Saratoga race track for eight straight years, and became so popular that they named a street after the horse in Saratoga Springs. The horse was just one of many that enjoyed the racing at Saratoga during the summer months.
Saratoga is home to the Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The Museum holds exhibits on horse racing throughout the history of the United States. Saratoga racing is popular with many horse gamblers around the world especially since it takes place during the summer months. Along with the Del Mar meet, the Saratoga meet draws a great number of horse betting enthusiasts from all over the United States and from all over the world. If you are looking for great horse racing action one of the better places to find it is at Saratoga during the hot summer months. New York horse racing is always exciting and provides excellent horse gambling options. If you are looking to bet the horses then you really should consider looking at Saratoga racing action this season. The fields are great and the horse racing excitement is superb.