7am
Gates Open
11:35am
First Post
$10
General Admission

Travers Day

featuring Seven Graded Stakes

Travers is the most popular day during the entire Saratoga summer racing meet, featuring the legendary Travers Stakes, dating back to 1864. Nicknamed Saratoga's Midsummer Derby, it is a Grade 1, $1,250,000 race for 3-year-olds, traditionally held on the last Saturday in August each year.

Track Rules

The Saratoga Track Rules includes the prohibited items list, reserving benches and backyard picnic tables, resale of tickets, and other info.

  • All guests are subject to enhanced screening for their safety and security and should allot extra time for arrival.
  • Guests will not be permitted to run once inside the property for their safety. This policy will be strictly enforced.
  • When saving picnic tables, there is a strict limit of one per person.  Any patron caught selling a free picnic table will be subject to expulsion from track grounds.

Clubhouse Upgrades

There are no Clubhouse upgrades on Travers Day.

Travel & Transportation

Saratoga Race Course is located at 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Guaranteed Wagers

The 147th Running of The Travers presented by NYRA Bets highlights a card that features over $1.6 Million in Guaranteed Wagers for bettors. First Post for the 13-race card will be 11:35am ET on Saturday, August 27. The card will feature 7 Graded Stakes – 6 Grade 1’s. View Full Entries.

  • $400,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 begins on Race 1
  • $250,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 begins on Race 6
  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 begins on Race 8
Advance Wagering on the Full Travers Day card will be available on NYRABets.com on Friday, August 26.

Ketel One Party at the Post

The fun will continue each Saturday of the season with the Ketel One Party at the Post at The Post Bar / Shake Shack by the Paddock. Saturday evenings at Saratoga will feature music from a DJ following the day’s final race.

Fourstardave Twilight Special

Enjoy 12-ounce draft beers for just $6 from 5-7 p.m. in the Fourstardave Sports Bar.

Community Booth

B.E.S.T.

NYRA Bets Lounge
Saratoga Pavilion

4:30-6pm ET
NBC Coverage
Watch Live

TV Schedule
FS2 Personal Ensign Stakes, Lady Eli Stakes Watch Live 2-4:30, 6-6:30pm ET
Altitude Personal Ensign Stakes Watch Live 4-6:30pm ET
NBC Sword Dancer, Travers Watch Live 4:30-6pm ET
MSG+ Saratoga Live: Personal Ensign Stakes Watch Live 2-4:30pm
Today's Stakes Races Full Schedule

There are no stakes races today

TV Schedule
Personal Ensign Stakes, Lady Eli Stakes
Watch Live 2-4:30, 6-6:30pm ET
Personal Ensign Stakes
Watch Live 4-6:30pm ET
Sword Dancer, Travers
Watch Live 4:30-6pm ET
Saratoga Live: Personal Ensign Stakes
Watch Live 2-4:30pm
Handicapping & More