08/08/2017 12:07PM

Classic Empire to bypass Travers for Pennsylvania Derby


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Mark Casse confirmed Monday the news most had expected was coming - that his 2-year-old champion Classic Empire would not make the Grade 1 Travers here on Aug. 26 and would instead be pointed for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept. 23.