Travers Stakes 2024

Saturday, Aug 24, 2024 Saratoga

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Post Horse/ Best Beyer Trainer/ Jockey
1 Forte 105 Keeneland Logo Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr. 7-5
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Owner: Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable Sire: Violence
2 Arcangelo 102 Keeneland Logo Jena Antonucci Javier Castellano 5-2
Trainer: Jena Antonucci Jockey: Javier Castellano
Owner: Blue Rose Farm Sire: Arrogate
3 Tapit Trice 100 Keeneland Logo Todd Pletcher Jose Ortiz 12-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Owner: Whisper Hill Farm, LLC and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck) Sire: Tapit
4 Mage 105 Keeneland Logo Gustavo Delgado Flavien Prat 4-1
Trainer: Gustavo Delgado Jockey: Flavien Prat
Owner: OGMA Investments, LLC, Restrepo, Ramiro, Sterling Racing LLC and CMNWLTH Sire: Good Magic
5 National Treasure 98 Bob Baffert John Velazquez 8-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: John Velazquez
Owner: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Masterson, Robert E., Ston Sire: Quality Road
6 Disarm 102 Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario 8-1
Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Joel Rosario
Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC Sire: Gun Runner
7 Scotland 99 Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 12-1
Trainer: Bill Mott Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Owner: LNJ Foxwoods Sire: Good Magic

All Top Travers Stakes News

Nest takes on Clairiere again in Personal Ensign

David Grening Aug 23,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It seemed that if Nest was ever going to be vulnerable, it would have been in last month’s Grade 2, $200,000 Shuvee Stakes. She hadn’t run in eight months and, in Cla

Roses for Debra shoots for fourth straight win in Smart N Fancy

Mike Welsch Aug 23,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – An ominous weather forecast for the Saratoga area on Friday may be all that stands in the way of Roses for Debra adding the $150,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes to her already impo

Outstanding Travers matches a champ vs. three Triple Crown race winners

David Grening Aug 24,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The two occasions in the last 40 years that the Travers Stakes brought together the three separate winners of the Triple Crown races, none of those horses won. In 1982, Runa

Arrogate's dominant Travers leaves big shoes for Arcangelo to fill

David Grening Aug 23,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The presence of Arcangelo in Saturday’s 154th Travers Stakes at Saratoga elicits memories of his sire, Arrogate, and what he did in this same race seven years ago. An u

Antonucci thinks layoff will suit Arcangelo just fine in Travers

David Grening Aug 22,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- When Forte ran in the Belmont Stakes off a 10-week layoff, it was hardly by design. The 2-year-old champion of 2022 was forced to miss the Kentucky Derby and Preakness due to

Travers matches Forte against winners of the three Triple Crown races

David Grening Aug 21,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A bruised foot kept Forte out of the Kentucky Derby and subsequently the Preakness. While he made it to the Belmont Stakes, it was asking a lot to win that 1 1/2-mile classi

Travers: Saez pumped to get second chance aboard Mage

David Grening Aug 21,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – To hear Luis Saez tell it, he was supposed to be on the lead when he rode Mage in the Grade 1 Florida Derby five months ago. Instead, Mage broke slow and was last going i

Reincarnate to skip Travers, will start in Pennsylvania Derby instead

David Grening Aug 18,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Reincarnate, mentioned as likely starter for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes here Aug. 26, will skip that race and instead point for the Grade 1, $1 million Penn

Arcangelo turns in final workout for Travers

David Grening Aug 16,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Arcangelo on Wednesday had his fifth and final workout in between his Belmont Stakes victory on June 10 and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Aug. 26, breezing fi

Mage turns in strong six-furlong work for Travers

David Grening Aug 11,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Mage turned in a strong six-furlong workout Friday morning over Saratoga’s main track as he continues his preparation for a start in the Grade 1, $1.

Pletcher works Forte, Tapit Trice in company for Travers

David Grening Aug 10,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Stablemates Forte and Tapit Trice worked a half-mile together Thursday morning in 48.61 seconds over Saratoga’s main track as both prepare for a start in the Grade 1, $1.25

Travers: Castellano to ride Arcangelo, Saez gets mount on Mage

David Grening Aug 08,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Javier Castellano will ride Belmont Stakes winner Arcangelo and Luis Saez will ride Kentucky Derby winner Mage in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Aug. 26, it was announc

Arcangelo looks sharp in five-furlong work for Travers

David Grening Aug 06,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Less than three weeks out from his engagement in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes here on Aug. 26, Arcangelo put in his most serious move for the race Sunday morning,

Mage preps for Travers, clocks first work since Haskell

David Grening Aug 05,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Kentucky Derby winner Mage put in his first workout over Saratoga’s main track Saturday, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.08 as he continues preparation for the Grade 1

Forte, Angel of Empire likely to meet again in Travers Stakes

David Grening Jul 30,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Forte and Angel of Empire emerged from their bumping battle in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes unscathed and both are likely to be part of a good-sized field expected fo

Forte survives inquiry in Dandy, set for Travers run

David Grening Jul 29,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It had been nearly four months since Forte last tasted victory in a horse race. The wait, for part-owner Mike Repole, was interminable. Even after Forte, in the fina

Skinner works for Travers try

Steve Andersen Jul 28,2023
Skinner, second in the Los Alamitos Derby July 8 in his first start in three months, worked five furlongs in 1:00 at Del Mar on Friday in preparation for the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 26

Arcangelo works for Travers, still no Castellano decision

Mike Welsch Jul 26,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy never under serious consideration, Belmont Stakes winner Arcangelo continued preparations for his lone goal here this summer, the Grade 1

Restrepo confident Mage will move forward in Travers

David Grening Jul 24,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Mage, runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park, was scheduled to arrive in Saratoga on Monday afternoon to prepare

Scotland goes gate-to-wire in two-turn test, will head to Travers

David Grening Jul 21,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Scotland passed his stakes and two-turn debut with high marks Friday at Saratoga, taking the $130,950 Curlin Stakes in front-running fashion by 3 1/4 lengths.

Pletcher on the fence about Forte's Travers prep

David Grening Jul 07,2023
ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher seems genuinely torn where next to run Forte, last year’s 2-year-old champion who ran a game second in the Belmont Stakes last month off a 10-week layoff. W

Mage works in Kentucky, leaning toward Haskell as Travers prep

Mike Welsch Jul 07,2023
Kentucky Derby winner Mage moved a step closer to his next start after working six furlongs in 1:13.75 Friday at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, Ky., according to assistant trainer Gust

Mage returns to work tab with eye on Travers

Mike Welsch Jun 23,2023
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The paths of Mage and Arcangelo are likely destined to cross on one or more occasions during the second half of the 2023 season, beginning with the Grade 1 Travers on Aug. 2

Belmont Stakes: Winner Arcangelo may now target Jim Dandy and/or Travers

David Grening Jun 11,2023
ELMONT, N.Y. - Arcangelo, the Belmont Stakes winner, will soon ship to Saratoga, where he will train this summer and where he potentially could run in races such as the Jim Dandy on July 29 and/or the