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2021 Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course

Editor's Note (1/22/21): The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has announced that the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will take place from July 15 through September 6. New York State currently requires all racetracks to operate without spectators in attendance. The information below reflects 2020, but we will update it with 2021 details as soon as they are released by NYRA.

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: TBA | 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!

2020 Travers Day Featured Races (2021 Coming Soon):

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 (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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