Travers S. (G1)

Race 12 at Saratoga on August 23, 2014

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • Dirt
  • $1,250,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:02.93
Order of Finish
1

V. E. Day

English Channel  – California Sunset

3YO Colt

$670,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:James A. Jerkens
  • B:Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • O:Magalen O. Bryant
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: English Channel , Chestnut, 2002. Lifetime: 221 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
  • Sale History: 2012 KEESEP, $105,000; 2013 OBSMAR, $135,000.
2

Wicked Strong

Hard Spun  – Moyne Abbey

3YO Colt

$230,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:James A. Jerkens
  • B:William F. Lynn
  • O:Centennial Farms
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Hard Spun , Bay, 2004. Lifetime: 519 yearlings sold, median $53,580.
  • Broodmare Sire: Charismatic , Chestnut, 1996.
  • Sale History: 2012 KEESEP, $375,000.
3

Tonalist

Tapit  – Settling Mist

3YO Colt

$125,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Woodslane Farm
  • O:Robert S. Evans
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 569 yearlings sold, median $182,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pleasant Colony , Dark Bay or Brown, 1978.
  • Sale History: 2012 FTSAUG, $195,000.
4

Kid Cruz

Lemon Drop Kid  – Layreebelle

3YO Colt

$85,000
  • J:Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • T:Linda Rice
  • B:Machmer Hall
  • O:Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC and Black Swan Stable
5

Mr Speaker

Pulpit  – Salute

3YO Colt

$50,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Claude R. McGaughey III
  • B:Phipps Stable
  • O:Phipps Stable
6

Viva Majorca

Tiago  – Quick Town

3YO Colt

$35,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Ian R. Wilkes
  • B:Marylou Whitney Stables LLC
  • O:Marylou Whitney Stables LLC
7

Charge Now

Tiznow  – Supercharger

3YO Colt

$30,000
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:WinStar Farm, LLC
  • O:WinStar Farm LLC
8

Ulanbator

Offlee Wild  – Ashapoo

3YO Colt

$25,000
  • J:Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • T:Ian R. Wilkes
  • B:Mary Ann Charlston
  • O:Mary Ann Charlston
9

3YO Ridgling

  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Dallas Stewart
  • B:T. F. VanMeter
  • O:West Point Thoroughbreds
10

Bayern

Offlee Wild  – Alittlebitearly

3YO Colt

  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Helen Alexander
  • O:Kaleem Shah, Inc.
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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  • 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.

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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.

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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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