2017 Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course
148th Travers Stakes In Saratoga Springs: Aug 26, 2017
TRAVERS STAKES | PURSE: $1.25 MILLION | GRADE 1 | 3-YEAR-OLDS | 1 1/4 MILES
- Date: Saturday, Aug 26
- Gates Open: 7:00 am
- First Post Time: TBA
- General Admission: $10
- Clubhouse Admission: $20
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The Grade 1, $1,250,000 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be run on August 26, 2017. 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!
2016 Travers Day Featured Races:
Editor's Note: NYRA has not yet released the 2017 stakes schedule. When they do, we will make updates for 2017 below.
A stacked line-up of popular stakes races and huge purse hikes will make the 2016 Travers Day an even bigger draw this year.
- The Travers (G1) $1,250,000 -- 147th running of the Mid-Summer Derby for 3-year-olds
- Longines Sword Dancer (G1) $1,000,000
- Personal Ensign (G1) $750,000
- The Priority One Jets Forego (G1) $700,000
- Ketel One King’s Bishop (G1) $500,000
- Ballerina (G1) $500,000
- Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (G2) $400,000
2016 Travers Stakes Draw
This information is current as of 8/24/16
|2||American Freedom||6-1||Rafael Bejarano|
|3||My Man Sam||20-1||Manny Franco|
|4||Governor Malibu||12-1||Joel Rosario|
|5||Forever d'Oro||30-1||Luis Saez|
|9||Gift Box||12-1||Junior Alvarado|
|11||Majesto||30-1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|12||Creator||15-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|14||Gun Runner||10-1||Florent Geroux|
The much talked about Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the most popular race throughout the Saratoga meet. Saratoga Springs even holds a weeklong Travers Festival leading up to the anticipated event.
Traffic will be heavy, parking might be scarce, and you can expect large crowds all enthusiastically making their way towards the track! Arrive early, pack a hearty breakfast (note: there is NO breakfast at the Track on Travers Day), tote a cooler, bring your favorite wine (see food and drink policies), and plan to make a day of it because you are there to witness Travers Day in Saratoga!
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