Arrogate had his supporters in Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers (G1) but nobody could anticipate the scale of greatness at Saratoga. The sublime 13 ½-length, track record-setting victory is arguably the best performance in the 147-year history of the Midsummer Derby. There’s no guarantee he’ll run...|
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Two days of features and horses to watch (H2W) produced tepid win situations even with many contenders hitting the board but anything would have been overshadowed by the lucrative performance of a filly in the first of two She’s A Great Lady elims on Aug. 27 at Mohawk. We suggested only one...|
Story & photos by Teresa Genaro In the 147th Travers on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, some of the horses did what their form would suggest they would, and some didn’t. Laoban went to the lead, like he was supposed to, and Arrogate was there with him, like he was supposed to be, but at odds...|
by Ron Flatter They both came to America with group wins from overseas. Both carried the ambitions of the Arab royalty that own them. And they are both six-year-olds in training with stud careers in their long-term future. But for Flintshire and Tamarkuz, that is where the similarities end. With...|
In advance of Saturday’s $400,000 Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga, I kept trying to tamp down my own expectations about Lady Eli’s comeback. Just getting here was a moral victory in itself, after a near-fatal attack of laminitis last summer. Surely it would be unfair to expect her to retain her...|
147TH TRAVERS STAKES TRANSCRIPT August 27, 2016 John Chandler Mike Smith Bob Baffert THE MODERATOR: Good evening, everybody. On behalf of the New York Racing Association, we'd like to welcome the connections of the 147th running of the Travers Stakes. Dr. John Chandler, President of...|
In arrogating the Travers Stakes, Arrogate is in a position to arrogate the three-year-old male division and even Horse of the Year. Arrogate was 11-to-1 when winning the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 27, at Saratoga Race Course, and would probably be even money if they ran the same race...|
A. P. Indian made short work of nine rivals in Saturday's $700,000 Forego (G1), thus sweeping both of Saratoga's Grade 1 sprints for older horses and punching a ticket to the TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita November 5. Under Joe Bravo, the 11-10 favorite pressed a pace of :...|