Keen Ice wins the 146th running of The Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Arrogate destroys the field in the 2016 G1 Travers Stakes. Setting a new track record and leaving the Saratoga crowd in awe.
VICTOR ESPINOZA (AGE 43) - MEXICO - JOCKEY Victor Espinoza will be competing on the 21st season of Dancing with he Stars which starts on Monday September 14th. Original Airdate: Saturday August 29, 2015 (ICE-TV) 2015 Travers Stakes Results 1 Keen Ice 2 American Pharoah 3 Frosted 4 Upstart
The 2017 Travers field is stacked with competition! For the first time in 35 years all three 2017 Triple Crown jewel race winners are entered. Check out the entire field of 12 here.
In an electrifying finish, favored Alpha came back to hit the wire alongside 33-1 shot Golden Ticket Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, resulting in the first dead heat in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers since 1874. The 2-1 favorite off his victory in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy earlier in the meet, Alpha ran third on the outside behind pacesetter Speightscity and Stealcase through opening fractions of 23.51, 48.06, and 1:12.62 while Golden Ticket, who had only a maiden victory in nine previous starts, was tucked in fourth along the rail. With Speightscity clinging to the lead as the field of 11 3-year-olds rounded the far turn, jockey Ramon Dominguez made a three-wide move with Alpha and gunned for the lead approaching the quarter pole. At the same time, jockey David Cohen sent Golden Ticket rocketing through an opening along the rail left by the flagging Speightscity and swiftly assumed command straightening for home. Seemingly beaten as Golden Ticket began edging away inside the eighth pole, Alpha dug in through the final yards and, with his last lunge, hit the finish line in tandem with Golden Ticket. At the wire, neither jockey realized they had both won their first Travers.
Galloping out after the oh-so-close finish of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course, jockeys Javier Castellano, aboard Afleet Express, and Jose Lezcano, riding Fly Down, looked questioningly at each other. "What do you think?" asked Lezcano. "Either way," replied Castellano. It took a photo to decide, and at the very end of the 1 ¼ miles it showed the Jimmy Jerkens-trained Afleet Express had gotten a sliver of a nostril in front of Nick Zito's late-running colt in one of the closest finishes in the 141 runnings of the Mid-Summer Derby. Cleverly ridden by Castellano, who tucked the son of Afleet Alex into the middle of the pack as Miner's Reserve led through fractions of 23.42, 47.25 and 1:11.39, Afleet Express began picking off rivals with a half-mile to go in the 1 ¼-mile race. Moving up along the inside on the far turn, Afleet Express swung out at the top of the lane into the lead even as Fly Down came barreling widest -- and fastest -- of all to hook up as they headed to the eighth pole. Battling saddlecloth-to-saddlecloth through the final 200 yards, with the crowd of 45,764 on its feet, Afleet Express somehow managed to prevail by less than an inch, hitting the wire in 2:03.28. It was the ninth time the Travers had been decided by a nose, and the closest finish since Colonel John nipped Mambo in Seattle in 2008.
Amercian Pharoah is coming back to New York. The bay colt who in June became the first horse in 37 years to capture thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown will run in Saturday’s Travers Stakes at historic Saratoga Race Course. The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes champion owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert will be the fourth of 12 Triple Crown winners to run in the Travers. It will mark American Pharoah’s second race since his history-making triumph at Belmont Park in June. On August 2nd, he won the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational Stakes by two and a half lengths at Monmouth Park. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/23/american-pharoah-confirmed-for-travers-stakes-at-saratoga http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Race replay of the Grade 1 Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course.
Flintshire wins the 2015 Sword Dancer Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. Bet on horse racing legally at www.tvg.com!
Enjoy this epic duel to the wire...