Runhappy Travers

‘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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In Their Own Words: Baffert And Smith Recall Arrogate’s Travers Tour De Force

The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Mid-Summer Derby.”  Here is […]

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Maximum Security ‘Not There Yet,’ But Targeting Either Travers Or Pennsylvania Derby

Gary and Mary West’s multiple graded-stakes winner Maximum Security breezed four furlongs in 54 seconds flat on August 7 at Monmouth Park as he continues preparations for his next start in either the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course or the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on […]

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In Their Own Words: A Personal Loss, An Emotional Win For Chris McCarron

The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Mid-Summer Derby.” I was […]

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Jim Dandy Top Two Tax, Tactitus Join Prospective Field For Travers

All was well with Tax following his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, where he broke on top and led the race into the first turn but was passed up by War of Will at the quarter-mile mark. Around the far turn, Tax was back in command and […]

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Owendale ‘Continuing To Move In The Right Direction’ For Travers Start

Rupp Racing’s multiple Grade 3-winner Owendale will look to make his next in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox said. The Into Mischief bay, who captured the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland in April ahead of a rallying third in the Grade 1 Preakness, captured the Grade 3, $500,000 […]

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NYRA: Tickets Going Fast For Travers’ Day Card Featuring Six Grade 1 Races

The 149th edition of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers will be filled with intrigue as fans await to see whether a filly can be the first to capture the race since World War I. When Wonder Gadot, named for the actress who played Wonder Woman in the recent hit movie, enters the starting gate […]

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