Travers Stakes

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A Victory for the Family

Saturday’s Travers Stakes (gr. I) was not just about V.E. Day, but also V.J. Day. We had the Victory in Europe tie-in and the Victory for Jerkens tie-in. The Travers was also about family and the perpetuation... Read More

Viva Travers!

There are some simple factors regarding this year’s Travers Stakes. First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve... Read More

Some Dirt on Mr Speaker

Shug McGaughey threw everyone a bit of a curve when he stated that his grass star Mr Speaker was being considered for the Travers Stakes. Now why would McGaughey think that a horse who has won three of... Read More

The Lukas Legend Continues

Wayne Lukas was in his office the morning after Will Take Charge's victory in the 144th Travers Stakes. Watching his every move with attentive and loving eyes was his Australian Shepherd Boomer, whose... Read More


Only one week of Thoroughbred racing remains and for the thousands of visitors who descended on Saratoga Springs, NY for the sport, the 150th season has practically ended. After waiting so long through... Read More

University of Lukas

Party people who witnessed the last cocktails poured in the Caroline St. bars must have loved that some pilot in a Piper Cub airplane was buzzing the skies above Saratoga Racecourse at 6:00 AM. Whoever... Read More

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