Tag Archives: Travers

No Immediate Plans For West Coast Following Travers Victory

West Coast (Flatter) and jockey Mike Smith win the Travers (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/26/17. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Gary and Mary West Plans for Grade 1, $ 1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets winner West Coast, are up in the air, said Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert by phone Sunday morning. West Coast will jet back ...

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West Coast Ships East To Lead Travers Field Wire-To-Wire

Gary and Mary West’s 3-year-old colt West Coast took the lead out of the gate in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes, fending off a pair of challengers in the lane and drawing away late to win by 3 1/4 lengths. The son of Flatter, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, covered 1 1/4 miles over Saratoga’s fast ...

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Travers: Gunnevera ‘Grown Up And Filled Out,’ Wilkes Plans To Let McCraken ‘Run His Race’

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Gunnevera galloped 1 ½ miles over the main track Friday morning on the eve of his return to Grade 1 competition in Saturday’s Travers. South Florida-based trainer Antonio Sano continues to be thrilled with the condition and attitude of the chestnut Dialed In colt, who arrived in Saratoga Tuesday morning. “I feel very happy,” Sano said. ...

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TCI: Stars Out In Force For Tremendous Travers Day Card

by Paulick Report Staff | 08.25.2017 | 8:41am Songbird takes the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes in her 2016 debut The TCI guys recap the Pacific Classic and opine on where Arrogate’s performance leaves him now in the Breeders’ Cup Classic picture. They also look forward to a tremendous Travers Day card full of big-time names vying for berths into the ...

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McCraken Puts In ‘A Light Work’ Tuesday For Travers

From left to right, Girvin, Practical Joke, and McCraken hit the wire in the Haskell One-time Kentucky Derby favorite McCraken has been preparing for Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, and trainer Ian Wilkes sent the sophomore son of Ghostzapper out for a final breeze on Tuesday morning. According to drf.com, the colt worked a half-mile in :51.21 over the ...

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Lookin At Lee Turns In Final Breeze Ahead Of Travers Stakes

L and N Racing’s Lookin At Lee had his final breeze for Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers at approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday, negotiating a steady half-mile in 50.99 seconds over the Oklahoma training track with exercise rider Angel Garcia aboard. The move was good for 54th of 75 at the distance. The Steve Asmussen-trained Grade 1 Kentucky Derby runner-up recorded the ...

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Lightly-Raced Fayeq Hopes To Make A Name For Himself With A Travers Victory

After sending out the last of his workers over the Oklahoma turf course and without a horse entered on Monday’s program, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin spent a few minutes back at the barn searching the Internet for the meaning of Fayeq, Shadwell Stable’s improving 3-year-old that will make his stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers. It is a question McLaughlin ...

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Gunnevera Turns In Sharp Five-Furlong Breeze For Travers

Multiple Grade 2 stakes winner Gunnevera tuned up for a scheduled start in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) with a sharp five-furlong breeze in 1:00 Friday morning at Gulfstream Park West. “He went very good. He was very relaxed, and came back very well,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “I hope to win the Travers.” Gunnevera is scheduled to ship ...

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Always Dreaming ‘Ready To Fire His Best Race’ In Travers

Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) wins the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on 5.6.2017. John Velazquez up, Todd Pletcher trainer, MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St Elias, Siena Farm and West Point owners Trainer Todd Pletcher saw three of his potential starters in the Grade 1, $ 1.25 million Travers breeze early Friday morning, with Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming going ...

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