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TRAVERS STAKES PICKS

Get expert insights, picks and betting strategies for the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Saratoga. Our team of experts includes Eddie Olczyk, Jeff Siegel, Zoe Cadman, Jeremy Plonk and Johnny D. Additional analysis, picks and reactions are added daily, so check back regularly to see the latest.


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Where is the Travers Stakes held?

Saratoga Race Course Track in Saratoga Springs, New York


What time does the Travers Stakes start?

Post Time for the 2020 Travers Stakes is approx 5:45PM ET


How many total horses are in the Travers Stakes?

Up to 14 starters


Where can I watch the Travers Stakes?

Watch online at Xpressbet.com and on Fox Networks. The undercard will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) - 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET // Fox Sports 2 (FS2), 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET // Fox, 5:00PM - 6:30PM ET and Fox Sports 2 (FS2), 6:30PM - 7:00PM ET


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Past Contenders & Results: › 2018 Travers Stakes | › 2019 Travers Stakes

Travers Stakes
History

The Travers Stakes is an Grade I race run at Saratoga each August. It is nicknamed the "Mid-Summer Derby”. First run in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old Saratoga Racing Association. His horse, Kentucky, won the inaugural running of the Travers.

The race is the highlight of the summer race meeting at Saratoga, just as the Belmont Stakes is the highlight of the spring meeting at Belmont Park.

Travers Traditions

The winner of the race is presented with a blanket of red and white carnations, which is approximately 10 feet long and requires about 1,500 flowers and a trophy. The trophy, a, gold-plated replica known as the Man o' War Cup, was designed by Tiffany and Co. Its named for the famous race horse, Man o' War, who won this race in 1920.

Since 1961, the colors of the Travers winner have been painted onto a canoe which sits on a pond in the infield.

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