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Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25) Catholic Boy & Arc de Triomphe
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:49:25 am »
There is still a number of millionaire races this year! Next is Travers Stakes. It is nicknamed the "Mid-Summer Derby" and is the third-ranked race for American three-year-olds according to international classifications, behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. First held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old Saratoga Racing Association. His horse, Kentucky, won the first running of the Travers.


The FF Travers Stakes info:

Date
2022-08-22

Location
Saratoga

Race
Travers Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Travers Stakes - Horse Racing Nation

Travers Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Keen Ice
  • 2016 - Arrogate
  • 2017 - West Coast

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. Don't Trip, Track: Fast    Time: 1:49.080    SF: 274. He is now inactive under Final Furlong ownership, but we have his half sister, out of amazing racehorse and broodmare, NCh. Trippi Flowers. Our filly, Fool For Flowers is now switched to steeplechase and doing well.
  • 2020 - Ch. Strike It Lucky, Track: Good    Time: 2:03.075    SF: 219. This year he won Dubai World Cup and Metropolitan Stakes.
  • 2021 - Ch. Ultimate Craving, Track: Fast    Time: 1:53.790    SF: 242. We currently own his dam, Ch. Opulent, which makes him a half brother to some of our foals! Opulent is a twin sister of NCh. Irish Gold.


Any plans? I may enter Ch. Crème Brûlée, although he's not really "stakes level" this year (mostly). But he likes the distance, and dirt. And his sire won the 2008 Travers Stakes...
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Re: Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 04:08:32 pm »
Wonder Gadot, the filly that won first two legs of Canadian Triple Crown, will run in Travers Stakes: http://live.drf.com/nuggets/44602-irad-ortiz-jr-to-ride-wonder-gadot-in-travers

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Re: Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 06:06:28 pm »
I've got one entered, Ch. Fractal. She won the 9.5f Gr. 1 Acorn Stakes in June and placed 2nd in the 9f Gr. 1 Go For Wand Stakes last month. She seems to be doing well on classic distances, but we'll see how she does running against a bunch of boys.

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Re: Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:09:35 pm »
Decided to take a chance with my filly, Catullus. She was 2nd last out in the G2 Dwyer Stakes and has faired well at 8-9f on both turf and dirt. Fingers crossed this isn't a huge mistake, lol.
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Re: Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25) ... & Arc de Triomphe
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 06:11:15 am »
Congrats Lewis for the win with Arc de Triomphe!

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Re: Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25) Catholic Boy & Arc de Triomphe
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 07:34:37 am »