Guests on track Travers Day, Saturday, August 23rd will be invited to enter a Twitter contest for the chance to be named the “Fan of the Day.” and win a unique Travers viewing experience
Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing's biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th Grade 1 Travers.
Although it only featured four starters, the Shine Again restricted dirt stakes on July 21 looked about as tough as a race can get, with Grade 1 winners Better Lucky, Grace Hall and 2011 Juvenile Filly Champion My Miss Aurelia hooking up in an epic battle
Coup de Grace, a comfortable winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam on July 26, will return to Saratoga Race Course to compete as the favorite on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop.
In June, Close Hatches was all out to win the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps by a head at Belmont Park. On Friday at Saratoga Race Course, the 4-year-old went to the lead and never looked back.
Grade 1 winner Centre Court will look to get her career back on track in the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa for older fillies and mares on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Hall of Famer trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Friday in the second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony in the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course.
On his second morning in Saratoga, Bayern galloped 1 ½ miles over the main track after the renovation break Friday in preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers.
Highlighted by six stakes races worth $1.15 million, nearly 100 New York-breds will be competing on a special 11-race card for the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.
Thursday, August 21
Wednesday, August 20
Races: 4, 7, 9, 10
Monday, August 18
Races: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
Sunday, August 17
Races: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, August 24, 2014
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles, turf, 12:05 p.m.; Race 4, All 2-year-olds, six furlongs, dirt, 1:09 p.m.
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, August 22, 2014
Race 7, 2-year-old fillies, six furlongs, dirt, 4:10 p.m.
The Belmont Stakes
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