Travers Stakes Q. & A.

When is the 2019 Travers Stakes?

The 150th running of the Travers Stakes will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2019.

How many horses run in the Travers?

The field is limited to a maximum of 14 horses.  (This year there will be twelve)

What is the Travers Stakes purse?

The Travers Stakes has maintained a purse of $1.25 million dollars since 2014.

How much does the winner of the Travers get?

The winner of the Travers receives $670,000, and the top eight places are paid.

What kind of race is the Travers Stakes?

The Travers is a Grade 1 Stakes Race and is restricted to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds.

When is post time for the Travers Stakes?

Post time is approx. 5:44 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

How much are Travers Stakes tickets?

General admission or Grandstand tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day-of.  Clubhouse admission is $25.

What is the record handle for Travers Day?

In 2018, Travers Day surpassed $50 million in all-sources handle for the first time.  The 13-race card generated a handle of $52,086,597 with an on-track handle of $11,466,264

Who was the fastest horse to win the Travers Stakes?

ARROGATE (2016) raced home a 13-length Winner in 1:59.36; breaking the previous mark of GENERAL ASSEMBLY, who in 1979 did the circuit in 2:00 flat.

But the big question regarding this years edition is who will Win the race?  On Friday the Daily Racing Blog will delve into this years field in search of…Value.  We feel the race is  wide open and at least half of the twelve entrants has a shot at Winning.  So be sure to stop back on Friday.

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