Travers S. (G1)

Race 12 at Saratoga on August 27, 2011

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • Dirt
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:03.03
Payoffs
9   Stay Thirsty $6.80 $4.20 $3.40
2   Rattlesnake Bridge $10.80 $7.60
8   J W Blue $11.40
$2 Exacta (9-2) $78.00
$2 Trifecta (9-2-8) $1,312.00
$2 Superfecta (9-2-8-4) $10,237.00
Order of Finish
1

Stay Thirsty

Bernardini  – Marozia

3YO Colt

$600,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:John D. Gunther & John Darren Gunther
  • O:Repole Stable
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Bernardini , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 613 yearlings sold, median $103,640.
  • Broodmare Sire: Storm Bird , Bay, 1978.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $160,000; 2010 FTF2YO, $500,000.
2

Rattlesnake Bridge

Tapit  – Prall Street

3YO Colt

$200,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:William Graves & Dennis Lynch
  • O:Mill House
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 569 yearlings sold, median $182,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Cherokee Run , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2010 FTM2YO, $450,000.
3

J W Blue

Sky Mesa  – Kentucky Storm

3YO Colt

$100,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Anthony W. Dutrow
  • B:The Elkstone Group LLC
  • O:Stuart Grant
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Sky Mesa , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 504 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dynaformer , Dark Bay or Brown, 1985.
4

Ruler On Ice

Roman Ruler  – Champagne Glow

3YO Gelding

$50,000
  • J:Jose Valdivia, Jr.
  • T:Kelly J. Breen
  • B:Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
  • O:Hall, George and Lori
5

Malibu Glow

Malibu Moon  – Golden Locket

3YO Colt

$30,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:George Weaver
  • B:G. Watts Humphrey Jr.
  • O:R. A. Hill Stable
6

3YO Colt

$4,000
  • J:Emma-Jayne Wilson
  • T:Reade Baker
  • B:Dr. Russ Beran & Dick Johnson
  • O:Viking Farms
7

Bowman's Causeway

Giant's Causeway  – Victory Encounter

3YO Ridgling

$4,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Martin S. Schwartz
8

Shackleford

Forestry  – Oatsee

3YO Colt

$4,000
  • J:Jesus Lopez Castanon
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Mike Lauffer & Bill Cubbedge
  • O:Lauffer, Michael and Cubbedge, W.D.
9

Raison d'Etat

A.P. Indy  – Sightseek

3YO Colt

$4,000
  • J:Eddie Castro
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Juddmonte Farms Inc
  • O:Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
10

Coil

Point Given  – Eversmile

3YO Colt

$4,000
  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Glen Hill Farm
  • O:Watson and Weitman Performances, LLC and Pegram
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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    One year after champion Arrogate shipped in from California and turned the division on its ear with his win in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast emulated his stablemate when he registered a victory in the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

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    Anyone who's anyone is running at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26, where the 148th running of the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) brings together three different winners of the three Triple Crown races for the first time since 1982.

  • Tapwrit will make his first start since he won the Belmont Stakes by two lengths

    Rested Tapwrit Seeks To Land Travers Knockout

    For the first time in months, Tapwrit is coming into a race rested. And if the classic winner lands another power punch in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), it might be the hit that sends the rest of his division sprawling.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Tapwrit

    Tapwrit Favored on Travers Morning Line

    Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner Tapwrit was installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the field of a dozen sophomores entered for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

  • Girvin (inside) works under Robby Albarado in company with Line Judge under trainer Joe Sharp

    Girvin, Cloud Computing Work at Saratoga

    Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner Girvin made his final work for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) a swift one Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course, where he earned the bullet for five furlongs on the day.

  • Irap is pointing toward the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

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    There will be plenty of quality on the track in the afternoon Aug. 19 at Del Mar, the biggest day of racing during the summer at the seaside racetrack every year, but the runners in the morning weren't too shabby, either.

  • Edgard Zayas gives Gunnevera a pat after winning the Tangelo Stakes

    Gunnevera Tunes Up for Travers Run

    Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera tuned up for a scheduled start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a sharp five-furlong breeze in 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Aug. 18.

  • Classic Empire (outside) trains over the Churchill main track in his most recent work June 2

    Pennsylvania Derby in Play for Classic Empire

    With the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) looming and his presence on the work tab still unaccounted for since arriving at Saratoga Race Course, a start in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) is a "Plan B" that could become a reality for Classic Empire.

  • Raison Tiz gets a head in front at the wire on the Gulfstream Park turf

    Raison d'Etat Gets First Winner

    Making her third start and her first on the turf, Raison Tiz made up 10 lengths in the stretch to win a maiden claiming race going five furlongs at Gulfstream Park, handing Raison d'Etat his first win as a sire July 23.

  • Classic Empire has been sidelined by a hoof abscess since early June

    Classic Empire to Resume Galloping

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile male champion Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping the morning of July 22 following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norman Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark.

  • Gunnevera gets a bath ahead of the Preakness at Pimlico

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    Trainer Antonio Sano said July 13 the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 26 is the ultimate goal for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, who will not venture to the Upstate New York track for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).

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