NY Horse Racing: (August 9, 2014) - Our 2014 Travers Stakes team announced today that it has launched the Official Travers Starters Watch that will take place on Saturday, Aug 23, 2014. Gates will open at 7 AM on Travers Stakes Day with the post time for the first race set at 11:35 AM (EST) The approximate post time for the 145th running of the Travers Stakes will be approximately 6:24 PM and will be televised Live on NBC Sports. We will have Complete Travers Stakes Day Picks, Full Card Picks, Contenders and Travers Stakes exotics wagering strategies on the possible winner of the 145th running of the Travers Stakes in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York.
Saturday's Travers Day Card offers a full day of racing culminating in the 'main event' of the 145th Travers Stakes. The 'undercard' on Travers Stakes Day has also grown in scale and purse money now the majority of the Travers Stakes Day racing card is comprised of stakes races with six figure purses. In addition to the usual parties and social events surrounding Saratoga's racing grounds. there's been a renewed effort by the state of New York, this year to make it into an even bigger 'marquee event' for the entire upstate Saratoga County New York Tri State Region.
|Event Location:|| Saratoga Race Course|
|Event Address:|| Union Avenue , Saratoga Springs|
|Event Phone:|| 518-584-6200|
|General Admission: $10|
|Clubhouse Admission: $15|
Saturday, August 23, marks the 145th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Dating back to 1864, this one-and-a-quarter-mile "Midsummer Derby" for three year olds is the oldest major thoroughbred race in America -- not to mention one of the biggest events in Saratoga Springs.
The much talked about Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the most popular race throughout the Saratoga meet. Thousands flock to Saratoga Springs each year to experience the thrilling excitement of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on Travers Day. Traffic will be heavy, parking might be scarce, and you can expect large crowds all enthusiastically making their way towards the track! Arrive early for breakfast at the Track, tote a cooler full of beer or bring your favorite wine, and plan to make a day of it because you are there to witness the world-famed Travers Day in Saratoga Springs, New York!
You may be surprised to learn horse racing isn't the only attraction in Spa City during the world-famed Travers event. Saratoga Springs holds a weeklong Travers Festival as a prelude to the popular race.
Travers Stakes Probable's and Travers Day Race Review's
On Travers Day, August 23, 2014 the guaranteed pick 4 will rise to $1 million in conjunction with the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes. The Travers is supported by three additional graded events: the $500,000 Grade 1 Test, the $500,000 Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop, and the $250,000 Grade 2 Ballston Spa. The Late Pick 4 is scheduled to begin with Race 9 on Travers Stake Day at Saratoga Springs, New York .
TRAVERS STAKES 2014 MEMBERS FULL DAY CARD SELECTIONS COMING SOON
The 2014 TRAVERS STAKES is just 10 days away and it’s time to start ranking my top TRAVERS Stakes contenders. This post is now winding down my Top 4 TRAVERS contenders for 2014. So Check back often for "Brennan's Top " Travers Stakes Day Contenders List Below.