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  • Alex Solis, aboard Dixie Union (left), celebrates winning the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park August 6. Milwaukee Brew (right) finished third. The two will meet again in Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

    Dixie Union Morning-Line Travers Favorite

    Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Dixie Union was installed as the moderate 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) when post positions were drawn Thursday for the $1-million race.

  • Exercise rider Lee Roebuck rides Curule during morning workouts in preparation for the Belmont Stakes

    Travers Taking Shape; Curule Breezes

    The field is taking shape for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I), with two of this year's spring classic winners possible starters in the "Midsummer Derby." According to racing secretary Mike Lakow, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Commendable is a confirmed Travers contender, with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet questionable.