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Tiz The Law Tiz The One To Beat In Travers

August 6, 2020 |

  New York Bred Colt Is Even-Money Favorite By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, currently the overwhelming favorite for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in a month, will square off against seven others in this year’s 151st running of the $1 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (GI) on Saturday at Saratoga. The Barclay Tagg-trained son […]

Twelve For 150th Travers At Saratoga

August 23, 2019 |

Saratoga’s Feature Attracts Competitive Field By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ grade 2 winner Tacitus was labeled the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers Stakes (GI) at Saratoga and the gray colt will face off against 11 rivals for the 150th running of the Saratoga summer racing season feature. The Bill Mott-trained son […]

Saratoga Set For 156th Season With Thursday Opening

July 10, 2019 |

Longer Seven-Week Season, Five Days A Week For 2019 Season By Margaret Ransom The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and thoroughbred racing in New York moves upstate 190 miles to Saratoga Springs for the 2019 summer season at Saratoga Race Course, which gets underway on Thursday. Post time for the first race for the 156th […]

Travers, Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Headline Saturday’s Saratoga Card

August 25, 2018 |

(Breeders’ Cup Press Release) – Saratoga’s prestigious summer meets reaches a crescendo Saturday when the historic $1.25 million Travers (G1) highlights a card that is anchored by four Grade I “Win and You’re In” Challenge races and seven stakes overall. The absence of Triple Crown winner Justify leaves reigning Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) […]

Will a Huge Longshot Win The Travers?

August 26, 2017 |

By Derek Simon January 1 is the official birthdate of all thoroughbred racehorses; January 2 is the day many people claim they liked the future Kentucky Derby champ; and January 3 is when some pundits proclaim that the (future) 3-year-old crop is “weak” based on a variety of factors proven to be just slightly more accurate than the old […]

LATT’s Laura Pugh’s Favorite Race of 2016

December 31, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh It was very hard to choose a favorite performance in a year with so many stellar performances. Songbird dazzled from coast to coast, California Chrome conquered a foreign land while avoiding the Dubai bounce. However, neither California Chrome nor Songbird will lay claim to my personal, most memorable performance of the year. […]

American Freedom Can Turn Tables on Exaggerator in Travers Stakes

August 24, 2016 |

American Freedom Can Turn Tables on Exaggerator in Travers Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert returns to Saratoga this year with two entrants for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, and each of them holds a legitimate chance to win. From an experience standpoint, American Freedom is the one to watch because of […]

After Taking Sire’s Namesake, Connect is Travers Bound

July 30, 2016 |

After Taking Sire’s Namesake, Connect is Travers Bound by Laura Pugh: Do you believe in fate? If you didn’t before July 29th then the Curlin Stakes might have changed your mind. Connect, a son of Curlin, took the Curlin Stakes in thrilling front running fashion, in a solid final time of 1:48.69. The Curlin Stakes […]

Keen Ice Owner Displays Class in Winning Travers

August 31, 2015 |

Keen Ice Owner Displays Class in Winning Travers: Jerry Crawford, president of Donegal Racing, remains on cloud nine right now after winning the prestigious Travers Stakes (GI) at Saratoga Race Course with Keen Ice. Not only did Keen Ice take the “Midsummer Derby,” an important stakes event for three-year-old horses every summer, the long-winded colt […]

American Pharoah Faces New Track, Travel Concerns in Travers

August 25, 2015 |

American Pharoah Faces New Track, Travel Concerns in Travers: Racing fans know American Pharoah stands on top of the world as America’s best dirt horse, with a small window for the mare Beholder to prove otherwise. Strange things happen in this sport though, and the time for American Pharoah to lose can come this weekend if […]