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145th Travers Stakes In Saratoga Springs - August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 23, marks the 145th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Dating back to 1864, this one-and-a-quarter-mile "Midsummer Derby" for three year olds is the oldest major thoroughbred race in America -- not to mention one of the biggest events in Saratoga Springs.
The much talked about Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the most popular race throughout the Saratoga meet. Thousands flock to Saratoga Springs each year to experience the thrilling excitement of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on Travers Day.
Traffic will be heavy, parking might be scarce, and you can expect large crowds all enthusiastically making their way towards the track! Arrive early for breakfast at the Track, tote a cooler, bring your favorite wine, and plan to make a day of it because you are there to witness the world-famed Travers Day in Saratoga!
You may be surprised to learn horse racing isn't the only attraction in Spa City during the world-famed Travers event. Saratoga Springs holds a weeklong Travers Festival as a prelude to the popular race.
2014 Travers Stakes Draw:
#1 - Commanding Curve: Trainer: Dallas Stewart Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan Odds: 15-1
#2 - Bayern: Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia Odds: 2-1
#3 - Charge Now: Trainer:Bill Mott Jockey: Junior Alvarado Odds: 15-1
#4 - V.E. Day: Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens Jockey: Javier Castellano Odds: 15-1
#5 - Viva Majorca: Trainer: Ian Wilkes Jockey: Julien Leparoux Odds: 20-1
#6 - Tonalist: Trainer: Christophe Clement Jockey: Joel Rosario Odds: 3-1
#7 - Wicked Strong: Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens Jockey: Rajiv Maragh Odds: 7-2
#8 - Kid Cruz: Trainer: Linda Rice Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Odds: 12-1
#9 - Ulanbator: Trainer: Ian Wilkes Jockey: Brian Hernandez Odds: 30-1
#10 - Mr. Speaker: Trainer: Shug McGaughey Jockey: Jose Lezcano Odds: 10-1
For more information on Travers Day at the Saratoga Race Course, visit SaratogaRacetrack.com.