Travers Weekend Begins

The biggest weekend of the year at The Saratoga Race Course begins on Friday.  There are eleven races on Friday’s card, including six stakes races.  Daily Racing Blog will do its best to sort through the ‘Also Eligible Entries’ as well as those horses entered for the ‘Main Track Only’.  So let’s get right to it.

1st:  #7 ML 9-2.  #3 ML 4-1.  #6 ML 8-1.  #9 ML 8-1.

2nd:  #6 ML 6-1.  #2 ML 5-1.  #1 ML 8-1.  #4 ML 8-5.

3rd:  #5 ML 8-1.  #7 ML 2-1.  #1 ML 3-1.  #4 ML 3-1.

4th:  #5 ML 8-1.  #10 ML 5-2.  #3 ML 7-2.  #5 ML 8-1.

5th:  #1 ML 12-1.  #5 ML 2-1.  #6 ML 3-1.  #4 ML 9-2.

6th:  #1 ML 6-1.  #2 ML 9-2.  #6 ML 5-2.  #8 ML 10-1.

7th:  #8 ML 10-1.  #1 ML 7-2.  #3 ML 9-2.  #4 ML 5-2.

8th:  #8 ML 8-1.  #2 ML 5-2.  #3 ML 9-2.  #7 ML 8-5.

9th:  #7 ML 8-1.  #11 ML 7-2.  #3 ML 5-2.  #6 ML 15-1.

10th:  #12 ML 12-1.  #10 ML 6-1.  #5 ML 10-1.  #6 ML 6-5.

11th:  #7 ML 15-1.  #12 ML 5-2.  #9 ML 7-2.  #5 ML 5-1.

The first of the six feature events is The Albany in the 6th race.  It is a mile and 1/8th on the dirt, for three year-old New York Breds, with a purse of $250,000.  Next up in the fifth race is The Funny Cide, a 6.5 furlong race on the dirt, for New York Bred two year-olds, with prize money of $200,000.  The seventh race gives us the Seeking The Ante, another 6.5 furlong sprint on the dirt track, for two year-old fillies bred in New York, with a $200,000 purse.  The Yaddo is the eighth race.  A mile & 1/16th on the turf for fillies and mares, three years-old and upward, with a purse of $150,000.  Next up in the ninth is the $200,000 Fleet Indian.  It is for three year-old New York Bred Fillies, run at a mile & 1/8th on the dirt.  The last of the six stakes races on the card is The West Point.  It is for three year-olds and upward, bred in New York.  It is a mile & 1/16th run on the turf course, with prize money of $150,000.

That’s a bit over one million dollars in prize money in just those six races.  (though it pales in comparison to the 4 million dollars worth of purses in Saturday’s Stakes Races.)  A lot of races, a lot of horses, and plenty of money to be made.  So let’s go make some bank.  Good luck and good value.

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