Travers Stakes

Baffert: Game Winner To Target Travers, Not Belmont Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that juvenile champion Game Winner is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride will be aimed at Saratoga’s Travers Stakes. “I want to get him really, really right,” Baffert said. “The goal’s the Travers; run him one time before that.” Game Winner hasn’t […]

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‘Matured’ Catholic Boy Targets July 6 Suburban Handicap

Catholic Boy was known for his high-level consistency and versatility during his 3-year-old campaign with Grade 1 triumphs on dirt and turf. Following a comeback win in the Grade 2 Dixie over the grass at Pimlico in his 4-year-old debut, he could go back to the main track for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban Handicap […]

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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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