Travers (gr. I) winner V. E. Day worked seven furlongs in 1:28.30 at approximately 8 a.m., with TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) victor Wicked Strong going six furlongs in 1:15.93 at 9:45 a.m.
V. E. Day
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||James A. Jerkens|
|Owner||Magalen O. Bryant|
|Breeder||Bluegrass Hall, LLC|
|V. E. Day View Five-Cross Pedigree||English Channel||Smart Strike|
|California Sunset||Deputy Minister|
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|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Bradley Thoroughbreds||Denali Stud, agent||$105,000|
|Two-year-old||Chester Stables, agent||Eddie Woods, agent||$135,000|
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With V. E. Day's Travers Stakes (gr. I), Calumet Farm stallion English Channel was represented by not only his first grade I winner but also showed that his offspring can compete at the highest level on dirt.
- By Steve Haskin
Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) was not just about V.E. Day, but also V.J. Day. We had the Victory in Europe tie-in and the Victory for Jerkens tie-in. read blog
Watch Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman bid Steve farewell as And They're Off moves to the next chapter with Lenny's Place. The duo discuss the Travers S., Jimmy Jerkens, Tom Durkin, and the top 8 reasons Steve is leaving. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Watch footage of English Channel as Calumet Farm stallion director Ken Wilkins talks about V. E. Day, Optimizer, horses in training and future plans for racing. watch video
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens had the best horse in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), but it wasn't the one everyone was betting on.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Travers Stakes, Ballerina Stakes and what Artemis Agrotera could hold for the Breeders' Cup. watch video
The morning after his horses produced a rare 1-2 finish in the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 23, trainer Jimmy Jerkens continued to be amazed by his good fortune.