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2021 Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course

Editor's Note (6/17/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that Saratoga Race Course will re-open to fans at 100% capacity for the 2021 summer meet.

Saratoga Travers Stakes

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

152nd Travers Stakes In Saratoga Springs: Aug 28, 2021

TRAVERS STAKES | PURSE: $1.25 MILLION | GRADE 1 | 3-YEAR-OLDS | 1 1/4 MILES

The Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be run on August 28, 2021. 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!

2021 Travers Day Featured Races:

A stacked line-up of popular stakes races will make the 2021 Travers Day a can't-miss event!

  • Travers (G1) $1,250,000 -- 152nd running of the Mid-Summer Derby for 3-year-olds
  • Ballerina (G1) $500,000
  • Ballston Spa (G2) $400,000
  • Forego (G1) $600,000
  • H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (G1) $500,000
  • Personal Ensign (G1) $600,000
  • Sword Dancer (G1) $750,000

2019 Travers Stakes Draw (2021 Coming Soon)

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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