August 06, 2008

The Travers Stakes

THE TRAVERS, also known as “The Mid-Summer Derby,” is the oldest stakes race for three-year-olds in the United States and the highlight of the Saratoga meeting. This year's running will be on Saturday, August 23rd.

The race is named for the first president of Saratoga Race Course, Mr. William R. Travers, who won its inaugural running in 1864, with a horse called Kentucky.

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