Alexander Stone
Saratoga Race Course Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York
"Alexander Stone"
The Saratoga Race Course is the best 6 weeks of the Summer season if you know how to do it right. Bring in your own cooler with CANS ONLY. There's some good food at the track but it's priced as you'd expect. If you're feeling indulgent, head to the Shake Shack. There are several locations that you can post up with a picnic table but they go FAST. My advice is to get there early and head into Gate B (main gate off of Union Ave), bearing immediately right to the picnic area. Use it as a home base by dropping a table cloth on a table or planting your chairs. It's an unspoken rule that no one will move your things. Watch the horses trot in the Paddock, drink from the Big Red Spring, head to the rail for a race and watch the horses curl the course at the top of the stretch. Find Reggie and his Red Hot Feet Warmers play some tunes and explore the Grandstand walking concourse. Wear a great hat if you can and enjoy the the Saratoga Spa course.