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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

2021 Travers Stakes Draw

This information is current as of 8/26/21.

Position
Horse
Odds
Jockey
Trainer
1
Midnight Bourbon
9-2
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steve Asmussen
2
Essential Quality
4-5
Luis Saez
Brad Cox
3
Keepmeinmind
6-1
Joel Rosario
Robertino Diodoro
4
Dynamic One
6-1
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Todd Pletcher
5
Miles D
12-1
Flavien Prat
Chad Brown
6
Masqueparade
8-1
Miguel Mena
Al Stall, Jr.
7
King Fury
15-1
Jose Ortiz
Kenneth McPeek

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

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