On Saturday, all eyes will be on Saratoga for the Travers Stakes in which the season’s best sophomores will match up for what promises to be a championship event. DerbyWars, racing’s premier contest site, will host a featured $10,000 Travers Day Contest to celebrate the event.
The tournament will start with Saratoga’s eighth race at 3:30pm EDT. The races set for inclusion in the contest are Saratoga races 8 through 14, and Del Mar races 1 through 5. The entry fee for the contest is $175 and the field is limited to the first 67 players to purchase entry on a first-come, first-served basis.
Players are tasked with placing mythical $2 Win-Place wagers on one horse of their choice in each contest race. Selections which win or place in contest races will add to players’ mythical bankrolls based on the pari-mutuel payouts of the races; win prices are capped at $32 and place prices are capped at $18. The player with the largest mythical bankroll at the conclusion of the contest is the winner.
The field for the ‘Midsummer Derby’ is highlighted by Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, and Haskell Invitational winner Verrazano. Others set for the Saratoga starting gate include Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul, Rebel Stakes winner Will Take Charge, Dwyer Stakes winner Moreno, Virginia Derby winner War Dancer, and Curlin Stakes 1-2 finishers Transparent and Romansh, respectively.
Other stakes action happening at Saratoga on Saturday includes:
- The $500,000 Test Stakes (GI) featuring Prioress Stakes (GI) winner Lighthouse Bay, Spinaway Stakes (GI) winner So Many Ways and Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) runner-up My Happy Face.
- The $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (GII) featuring Diana Stakes (GI) winner Laughing, Jenny Wiley Stakes (GI) winner Centre Court, Mint Julep Handicap (GIII) winner Miz Ida, and the highly accomplished Hungry Island.
- The $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes (GI) featuring Forty Tales, winner of the Amsterdam (GII), Woody Stephens (GII) and Derby Trial (GIII), as well as Arkansas Derby (GI) winner Overanalyze, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) third-place finisher Capo Bastone, and Bay Shore (GIII) winner Declan’s Warrior.
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