Travers Stakes

150th Travers Stakes To Be Televised On FOX Broadcast Network

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports announced that the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers will be carried live on the FOX Broadcast Network as part of a special one-hour telecast on Saturday, August 24, at 5 p.m. ET from historic Saratoga Race Course. Travers Day 2019 […]

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Special Travers Day Seating Available Through Lottery Or ‘Flex Plan’

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will hold a special drawing for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock for the 150th anniversary running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24. Half of […]

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Claiborne’s Runhappy To Sponsor Fox Sports’ NYRA Coverage, Met Mile And Travers

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Gallery Racing’s champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will return in 2019 as title sponsor of the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, as well as the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, in addition to sponsoring FOX Sports’ year-round national […]

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Nearly $21 Million In Stakes Purses Set For 5-Day-A-Week Saratoga Meet

The 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes across 40 racing days, highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney as the anchors of two of the biggest racing days in North America. The summer meet, which features $20.85 […]

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Champion West Coast To Stand At Lane’s End In 2019

Champion 3-year-old colt West Coast (Flatter-Caressing, by Honour and Glory), a dominant winner of both the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and G1 Pennsylvania Derby, will join the Lane’s End Farm stallion roster in 2019. West Coast was named champion 3-year-old colt after a 2017 season that was nothing short of outstanding. The handsome bay rolled […]

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Catholic Boy Settles In At Belmont, Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Classic

With regular rider Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano aboard, multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 49.07 seconds on Belmont’s main track Sunday morning, marking his second workout since winning the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers on August 25 at Saratoga. Deciding to train up to his expected next start in the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Business Is Good?

The betting handle came pouring in for last weekend’s Travers Day at Saratoga, despite a lack of superstar power, namely this year’s Triple Crown winner. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind recent record or near record handle days like the Travers and the Pacific Classic. […]

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Good Magic Has High White Blood Cell Count, To Rest At Stonestreet

Good Magic will be sent to Stonestreet Stable for some rest and relaxation in the days following the end of the Saratoga meet, trainer Chad Brown said Thursdaymorning. The 3-year-old Curlin colt ran ninth in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and has been under the weather since his disappointing effort, according to the meet’s […]

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‘Brought Me To Tears’: Irad Ortiz Pats Wonder Gadot After Travers Finish

The first filly to run in Saratoga’s G1 Travers in more than 40 years, Wonder Gadot was up near the pace in the early going but faded to cross the wire last of the 10-horse field. A camera caught jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. giving the filly a pat as she crossed the wire, and horse […]

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‘We’ll Be Back’: Leading Trainer Brown Shakes Off Disappointing Travers Day

The leading trainer at Saratoga Race Course sent out 12 runners on Travers Day, and came away with one victory, in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa with Quidura. His two favorites in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers ran off the board, with second-choice Gronkowski eighth and post-time favorite Good Magic […]

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