Wednesday, August 22 2012
GRADE 1, $1 MILLION TRAVERS DRAWS 11 EAGER 3-YEAR-OLDS
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Late Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, 11 emerging 3-year-olds will assemble for the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers, each one looking to position himself for a run at end-of-the-year honors with a victory in the 1 ¼-mile race.
Since the advent of naming divisional championships in 1936, 18 Travers winners have been named Champion 3-Year-Old Male, most recently Summer Bird in 2009. And with the stars of the spring now out of the picture, Saturday’s “Mid-Summer Derby” takes on new meaning.
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