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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

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Travers Stakes

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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Code of Honor Storms Home to Win G1 Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Shug McGaughey won his first Travers in 21 years and joined a select group of Hall of Fame conditioners with his fourth "Mid-Summer Derby" triumph when Code of Hono...

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Tax, Tacitus Renew Rivalry in G1 Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable's former claimer Tax and Juddmonte Farms regally bred Tacitus, the one-two finishers of the ...

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McGaughey's Confidence Proved Justified

In the days leading up to the Travers, Shug McGaughey expressed his confidence that Code of Honor was going to run a biggie in this important 1 1/4-mile event. And the chestnut colt did not let his Ha...

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Eddie Olczyk's 2019 Travers Stakes Picks & Betting Strategy

With twelve horses entered in Saturday’s Travers Stakes (Saratoga, Race 11, 5:44PM ET), handicappers who successfully separate the contenders from the pretenders have the opportunity to hit big if w...

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Johnny D's Travers Stakes Analysis & Selections

This year’s Travers Stakes field lacks a superstar. So far. A victory here parlayed to a Breeders’ Cup Classic score would be enough to garner a statue in January at Gulfstream Park as top 3-year...

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Jon White's Travers Stakes Picks

This Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga has attracted a dozen 3-year-olds. Here are my selections for the 1 1/4-mile event: 1. Looking At Bikinis (10-1 morning lin...

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