Travers Stakes

Code Of Honor Jumps To Fourth Place In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor, fast-closing winner of Saturday’s $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, has risen from 10th to fourth place during the past week in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, remains on top. Code of Honor (120 votes), […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor Stakes Out New Territory For Sire Line

Victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga made Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) the seventh colt of 2019 to win a G1 stakes in the States at nine furlongs or farther on dirt. The others are Maximum Security (Florida Derby, Haskell), Roadster (Santa Anita Derby), Omaha Beach (Arkansas Derby), Country House (Kentucky […]

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Graded Stakes Triple Nets John Velazquez Jockey Of The Week Title

The only jockey to win three graded stakes last week, John Velazquez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 19-25, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Travers Day Generates Record Handle For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated a Travers Day record all-sources handle as fans wagered $52,129,344 on an afternoon that featured the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. On-track handle was $11,657,493, which is also a new Travers Day record. A paid crowd of […]

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Velazquez Takes Code Of Honor Outside To Win The Travers

It had been 21 years since his third and most recent victory in the Grade 1 Travers, but trainer Claude “Shug” McGaughey proved this Saturday that he still knows how to put a horse in that revered winner’s circle at Saratoga. He saddled W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor to cross the wire in third […]

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‘Hard-Luck’ Tacitus Ready To Try Again In Travers

An old saying goes, ‘It’s better to be lucky than good’. It’s clear by his five starts this year that Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus is definitely good, but in his most recent two outings, he has been anything but lucky. A wide trip in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets and a stumbled […]

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Brown Confident In ‘Really Fresh’ Travers Pair

His resume is not quite a dozen years old, which, by horse training standards, is relatively youthful. But if you unfurled Chad Brown’s scroll of achievements, it could easily be mistaken for one belonging to a far more seasoned conditioner. The three-time Eclipse Award winner has saddled more than 1,600 winners of $167 million. Twenty […]

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Travers Stakes To Be Televised Live On FOX For First Time In History

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today highlighted television coverage for Saturday’s blockbuster Travers Day at historic Saratoga Race Course. As a result of an expanded commitment and partnership between NYRA and the FOX Sports family of networks, sports fans and horseplayers will be treated to 6 ½ hours of live […]

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Weekend Lineup: Blockbuster Travers Card

A wide-open field of 12 is set to go to post in the 150th running of the Travers Stakes, the headliner on Saturday’s Saratoga Race Course card featuring seven stakes races, including six Grade 1’s. Saturday’s Travers Stakes will be televised live on FOX from 5-6 p.m. ET. Undercard coverage will also be televised on […]

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‘King Of South America’: Romans Names Martin Chuan To Ride Everfast In Travers

Martin Chuan, a 24-year-old Peruvian jockey who has been riding this summer at Ellis Park, will be aboard Preakness runner-up Everfast in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Dale Romans said Monday morning. A multiple Group 1 winner in his home country, Chuan is 5-4-4 from 24 starts at Ellis Park this year, […]

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