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2020 Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course

Editor's Note (9/10/2020): 2020's summer meet at Saratoga Race Course took place without spectators in attendance. The information below reflects 2020, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

Saratoga Travers Stakes

Photo credit: 2012 Travers Stakes - Saratoga, N.Y. by Mike Lizzi | (license)

151st Runhappy Travers In Saratoga Springs: Aug 8, 2020

TRAVERS STAKES | PURSE: $1 MILLION | GRADE 1 | 3-YEAR-OLDS | 1 1/4 MILES

The Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course will be run on August 8, 2020. 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!

Please note that the 2020 meet opened without spectators in attendance, in accordance with New York State guidelines.

2020 Travers Day Featured Races:

A stacked line-up of popular stakes races will make the 2020 Travers Day a can't-miss event!

  • Runhappy Travers (G1) $1,000,000 -- 151st running of the Mid-Summer Derby for 3-year-olds
  • Ballerina presented by NYRA Bets (G1) $300,000
  • Longines Test (G1) $300,000
  • Troy (G3) $200,000
  • Waya (G3) $150,000

2019 Travers Stakes Draw

This information is current as of 8/21/19.

Position
Horse
Odds
Jockey
Trainer
1
Owendale
6-1
Florent Geroux
Brad Cox
2
Code of Honor
4-1
John Velazquez
Shug McGaughey
3
Highest Honors
10-1
Luis Saez
Chad Brown
4
Laughing Fox
30-1
Ricardo Santana Jr.
Steve Asmussen
5
Everfast
30-1
Martin Chuan
Dale Romans
6
Tacitus
5-2
Jose Ortiz
Bill Mott
7
Mucho Gusto
6-1
Joe Talamo
Bob Baffert
8
Chess Chief
30-1
Mike Smith
Dallas Stewart
9
Looking At Bikinis
10-1
Javier Castellano
Chad Brown
10
Scars Are Cool
30-1
Tyler Gaffalione
Stanley Hough
11
Endorsed
15-1
Joel Rosario
Kiaran McLaughlin
12
Tax
6-1
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Danny Gargan

The much talked about Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the most popular race throughout the Saratoga meet.

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