travers day

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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Handicapper Nick Tammaro Sets Props For TIF’s Contest Week Seven

The seventh week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of handicapper, figure-maker and pundit Nick Tammaro. A handicapping contest regular, Tammaro has enjoyed much success in live money tournaments and finished second in this year’s Belmont Stakes Betting Challenge. Travers Day at Saratoga is the sole focus for the penultimate […]

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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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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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Mike Smith Pledges Percent From Travers Day To Equine Research

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has made a pledge of 1 percent of his earnings from Travers Day this Saturday, August 26, to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “The horses give us so much. This is my way to give back to them,” said Smith. On Saturday, he is scheduled to have four stakes mounts, […]

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Travers: Discounted Grandstand Tickets Available In Advance

 The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand admission tickets in advance will save $5 off the price of admission the day of the event. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission on Travers Day, Saturday, August 26, will be $15. A limited number of […]

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NYRA Beefs Up Travers Day Schedule

Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course this summer, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney anchoring five stakes on Whitney Festival Day, Saturday, August 8. The 40-day meet, […]

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Saratoga’s Attendance, Handle Up on Travers Day

Records were broken in both on-track and total handle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon, with the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers as the centerpiece of a stellar 14-race card that included three other graded stakes. On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, 47,597 fans – the biggest Travers crowd since 48,894 […]

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Travers Day in photos

For those who missed being at Saratoga yesterday, the Tines Union presents a comprehensive photo slide show of Travers day – all the beautiful people and horses enjoying the festivities on the iconic race day despite the impending hurricane. Enjoy!

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