NYRA


Deposit Match
Print this Page Bookmark and Share

Events

View: Summary | Month | Week
  • Results
  • Replays
  • Charts
  • Entries
  • Finishes
  • Stakes
  • Promotions
  • Workout
August 2015
S M T W T F S
01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travers Day

All Day Event

Travers-15-NYRA-slide



The Mid-Summer Derby highlight's Saturday's card.

For the first time in 37 years, a Triple Crown winner is set to descend upon Saratoga Race Course. After much deliberation, American Pharoah will make his highly anticipated return to the NYRA circuit in Saturday's Grade 1 Travers, his first start in New York since winning the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes to cap his historic run.
 
The 1 ¼-mile Travers, worth $1.6 million if American Pharoah makes it to the starting gate, highlights a star-studded card at the Spa that also includes the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational; Grade 1, $750,000 Personal Ensign Invitational; Grade 1, $700,000 Priority One Jets Forego; Grade 1, $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop and Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina, as well as the Grade 2, $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa. The Travers anchors an NBC broadcast from 4-6 p.m. ET.
 
American Pharoah, looking to follow in the footsteps of Triple Crown-Travers winner Whirlaway, the only horse to yet accomplish the feat, will be ridden by Victor Espinoza. The pair will leave from post 2.

Export to Outlook