Travers Talk

The Travers Stakes will be truly living up to its nickname of The Midsummer Derby this year. As part of a revamped Saratoga Race Course schedule, the 1 1/4-mile Travers has been moved up three weeks to an August 8th date while still retaining the one million dollar purse as an enticement to on-the-fence entrants. The Travers is usually held on the final Saturday in … Continue reading Travers Talk

The Haskell Stakes

  The Haskell Stakes (G1) has retained its million dollar purse and still remains a part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series that offers the Winner a place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7th. However, the signature race at Monmouth Park has undergone some changes (as everything else has) in 2020.  No longer an invitational race, the mile and eighth Grade 1 was … Continue reading The Haskell Stakes