Close Hatches will face a contentious contingent of challengers when she attempts to extend her winning streak to four on Friday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.
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
The New York Racing Association, Inc. will welcome racing fans to Saratoga Race Course for its signature day of the summer season to witness the 145th running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 23.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Races 6 - 11
The Belmont Stakes
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