'The August Place To Be,' Saratoga Racetrack, named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, is now open until September 4. See what's new for the 149th season. 

The Sumer racing season underway at Saratoga Racetrack with a new live-streaming service called NYRA NOW. It allows you to use your cell phone to live stream racing in HD from just about any angle you can imagine including the great side-view, head-on, and the finish line viewing for an unbelievable experience. You can also place bets via NYRA Bets program, purchase your tickets and reserve parking. Soon app users will be able to order food at some restaurants on site, as well.

Upgrades have been made to the children’s playground area, and you'll see a new slate roof, consistent with the original 1902 construction, on the paddock mutuel building in the center of Saratoga Race Course.

One of the most notable races in Saratoga is the Travers Stakes which dates back to 1864. It's a one-and-a-quarter-mile "Midsummer Derby" for three-year-olds and is the oldest major thoroughbred race in America. The Buffalo News Says: The three Triple Crown race winners could face off in the Travers for the first time since 1982. Always Dreaming (Derby), Cloud Computing (Preakness) and Tapwrit (Belmont) are all pointing towards the meet’s feature race. The 3-year old male division championship will likely be decided on Aug. 26.

New York Racing Association (NYRA) has racing six days a week, gates open at 11 am, and the first post is 1:00 pm. The racetrack is closed on Tuesdays.

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