The “Mid-Summer Derby” as the Travers is known headlines what will likely be the best betting card of the 2016 Saratoga meet. A baker’s dozen of three year old’s will battle for the $670,000 first place money.
The Travers is book-ended by two turf stakes, one of which has the best turf horse in training and the other which marks the return of the best turf filly of her generation. In total there are six Grade 1 and one Grade 2 stakes. Let’s take a look at them in order and see if there are any potential singles and long shots for the horizontal exotics.