Tom Pedulla presents five key takeaways from Saturday’s $1.25 million Grade 1 Runhappy Travers Stakes card at Saratoga Race Course and other major weekend developments: CLASS LEADER: Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen correctly said that Epicenter needed to win the Travers more than any other horse in the balanced
When the ceremonial painting of the canoe at Saratoga Race Course takes place, there just might be a Hall of Famer with a paint brush in hand. “This is extremely exciting,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “Coming from a racing family, [knowing] what Saratoga means to American racing and what the
by NYRA Press Office|08.27.202208.27.2022|7:56pm9:03pm 153rd Travers Stakes at Saratoga Saturday’s blockbuster 13-race Runhappy Travers Day card, highlighted by Epicenter’s victory in the 153rd running of the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers (G1), generated record-setting all-sources wagering handle of $55,559,315 The 2022 figure eclipses the prior Runhappy Travers Day record of $52,129,346
It’s not a stretch to conclude Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga is much more than a battle for the winner’s share of a $1.25 million purse. In addition to the lucrative prize money, the historic “Mid-Summer Derby” is shaping up as a defining battle for division leadership.
One of the biggest weekends in North American horse racing is coming up, highlighted by a spectacular Saturday Aug. 27 racecard at Saratoga Race Course that is anchored by the 153rd edition of the Runhappy Travers Stakes. The “Mid-Summer Derby,” which features a rematch between the top three finishers of the
Posted on: August 23, 2022, 09:42h. Last updated on: August 23, 2022, 09:42h. Steve Bittenbender Read More Epicenter goes for his second straight win this weekend in Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York, but he’ll also seek a little bit of revenge as well. Epicenter, with
Owner Al Gold became known for providing his horses with whimsical names. Meet the Mets, Geaux Mets, and Cleon Jones saluted his favorite baseball team. Then there was My Italian Rabbi and Who Hoo Thats Me. And now there is two-time Grade 1 winner Cyberknife, named after the non-invasive advanced