08/27/2015 11:11AM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Aug. 29: Picks for Travers, Forego, Ballerina


There are many big days at Saratoga, but Saturday is the biggest of the big. It is not only Travers Day, it is also a Travers Day that includes Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers heads a blockbuster card that includes five other Grade 1 events – the Sword Dancer, Personal Ensign, Forego, Ballerina, and King’s Bishop – as well as the Grade 2 Ballston Spa. The only other graded stakes Saturday are a pair of Grade 3’s – the Smarty Jones at Parx and the Violet at Monmouth.