experience Saratoga



These immersive behind-the-scenes tours are tailored to high school and college students, and aim to educate about the number of career opportunities in racing.

The all-day experiences run from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, beginning on the backstretch with morning training. This segment includes visiting a trainer’s barn, speaking with a veterinarian, a discussion about aftercare, and learning about racetrack maintenance. After a break for lunch, participants reconvene in the afternoon for live racing, where they learn how to read a racing program while watching horses saddle in the Saratoga paddock, visit the silks room, and hear from additional presentations including the racing office, communications department, and more.

Each event is limited to 20 participants, and is conducted in collaboration with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA).

Important information: This is a walking tour. Any participants requiring special accommodations should notify Amplify Horse Racing at info@amplifyhorseracing.org before the date of their tour. Lunch is not provided, but there will be a break for lunch.

On the day of the tour, participants age 17 and under must be checked in by a parent or guardian, and children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. All participants and their parents or guardians will be required to sign a liability and media release form, releasing Amplify Horse Racing Inc. of any liability and allowing the organization to use participant images for media and promotional purposes.

  • Student age 13-17/college ID: $10
  • Educator with students: $10
  • Adult Chaperone: $15
  • General Racing fan $25

Register today!

Brought to you in collaboration with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA).