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
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens had the best horse in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I)—but it wasn't the one everyone was betting on. V. E. Day upset stablemate and Jim Dandy (gr. II) winner Wicked Strong by a nose in the 1 1/4-mile 'Midsummer Derby' Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course, charging late to surge ahead in the nick of time for his biggest career victory at odds of 19-1. "I wasn't absolutely sure it was V. E. Day because he had so much mud on him, until they got a little closer and I saw the silks and then I knew it was him," Jerkens remarked. "I said, 'Man, what a feeling. I know I'm going to win the Travers; I just don't know with who.'" http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86939/travers-upset-v-e-day-over-wicked-strong#ixzz3BQjuN6ji
Arrogate sets a track and stakes record winning the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 27, 2016. American Freedom finishes second.
The 2015 Triple Crown winner suffered just his second career defeat in the Travers when beaten by longshot Keen Ice. Bet on horse racing legally at www.tvg.com!
Justify becomes the 13th Triple Crown winner with the guiding hands of Mike Smith, giving Bob Baffert his second Triple Crown horse in three years.
And it's Keen Ice who runs down the hard trying Triple Crown champion American Pharoah to claim victory in the 2015 Travers Stakes!
Tune in to NBC at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, August 23 for Summer at Saratoga: Travers Stakes coverage.
A race lacking starpower nevertheless delivered excitement at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, as Golden Ticket, a 33-1 shot, and 2-1 favorite Alpha made history with the first-ever dead heat in 143 editions of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I). Alpha, winner of the July 28 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) for Godolphin Racing, ranged up to take the lead as the field turned for home, having followed pacesetter Speightscity with an outside trip in third. But Golden Ticket, a maiden winner who last ran second in a Churchill Downs allowance event, was gaining momentum along the rail under jockey David Cohen and appeared poised to spring a huge upset in the field of 11 sophomores. Golden Ticket rolled along to a one-length advantage mid-stretch, with Alpha and jockey Ramon Dominguez needing every inch of 1 1/4 miles to fight back. The classy Godolphin runner did so gamely, drawing even with Golden Ticket just in time to flash beneath the wire. The final time for the 1 1/4-mile event was 2:02.74. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72338/alpha-golden-ticket-dead-heat-in-travers
A close look at American Pharoah' s racing and training schedule, body condition, and how they may have contributed to his defeat.