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Runhappy Travers Day

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horses racing down the track at saratoga race course
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The 152nd renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers will be the centerpiece of a blockbuster day of racing.

The 2021 Runhappy Travers Day card will include seven stakes, including six Grade 1 events, offering $4.6 million in total purse money with automatic berths in the Breeders’ Cup to the winner of the Grade 1, $750,000 Resorts World Casino Sword Dancer, the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign and the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina. The Runhappy Travers Day card will also include the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego and the Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial for 3-year-olds. Rounding out the signature day at the Spa is the Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa.

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Runhappy Travers Day.

The day will also feature:

NYRA Bets Ice Cubes: In celebration of Runhappy Travers Day, the Resorts World Founders Room at the 1863 Club and numerous Saratoga Springs bars and restaurants will feature custom ice cubes etched with the NYRA Bets logo. The NYRA Bets ice cubes will be available at Bailey’s Café; Clancy’s Tavern; Dango’s Saratoga; Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill; The Ice House; The Parting Glass; Trotters Pub; and The West Side Sports Bar and Grill. Limited quantities, while supplies last.

Volcan Tequila Tasting and Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from Dina and the Dirty Boys from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Big Fez and the Surfmatics from 3 to 6:30 p.m.  

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