America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
Saratoga Race Course (est. 1863) is located in Saratoga Springs, NY. It is the oldest sports venue America, including all sports. On August 3, 1863, gambler, casino owner, ex-boxing champion, & future congressman John Morrissey organized Saratoga's first thoroughbred meet a month after the Battle of Gettysburg. The 350-acre racetrack features thoroughbred horse-racing during its 6 week season from July through early September. The historic venue also hosts a variety of different events throughout the season. Although Saratoga Race Course is considered the third oldest race track/course in the U.S., by many accounts, it is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in America. The world's most accomplished thoroughbreds have raced on the hallowed ground of Saratoga Race Course. It is the gold standard. Names such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Rachel Alexandra, Curlin, Gallant Fox, the mighty Man o' War, & American Pharoah raced there. The official address is 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.