Two canoes patrol the infield pond at Saratoga.

Two canoes patrol the infield pond at Saratoga.

NYRA

Travers Tie Commemorated With Two Canoes

Canoes honor Travers dead-heated duo of Alpha and Golden Ticket.

For the first time in history, two canoes will float on the infield pond at Saratoga Race Course in honor of Golden Ticket  and Alpha , who hit the wire together in an electrifying finish resulting in the first dead heat in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) since 1874.

Officials from the New York Racing Association placed the canoes featuring the colors of Alpha and Golden Ticket into the pond as tradition dictates for the Travers winner.

Alpha (Bernardini Munnaya, by Nijinsky II) is owned by Godolphin Racing, and Golden Ticket (Speightstown Business Plan, by Deputy Minister) races for Magic City Thoroughbred Partners.