Saratoga Race Course

"Saratoga Race Course" by Melissa Fassel Dunn

“Saratoga Race Course” by Melissa Fassel Dunn

About Saratoga Race Course

Though originally from New York, I’ve never visited the Saratoga Race Course. When I was asked to depict it on canvas, I did a thorough search of photographs online, and ultimately, used this photo from Times Union as my guide.

I painted this as a commission for a woman whose husband’s favorite place *on earth* is the Saratoga Race Course. Since painting it, I have had many people comment on how it’s one of their favorite places as well.

Interested in visiting yourself? is the guide to the tracks in Saratoga Springs including the Saratoga Raceway and Saratoga Race Course, a year-round destination for information on horse racing as well as a vacation planning guide to the Saratoga County, New York area, including the historic city of Saratoga Springs.