2017 Travers Stakes Predictions Contenders Live Longshot

2017 TRAVERS STAKES PREDICTIONSWelcome to the thralls of summer horse racing and The Spa. Saratoga has arguably its biggest day of the year this Saturday with six Grade 1’s including the Travers Stakes, also known as the Mid-Summer Derby. Below is a simple breakdown of each horse that is slated to enter the starting gate this Saturday. What you will see is not a complete stat sheet for each horse since you can get that from Daily Racing Form or Equibase. Instead they are my 2017 Travers Stakes predictions summed up to help each of you make a decision when you walk to the window, the machine or click a mouse to make a wager on the 2017 Travers Stakes.

 

Race: Travers Stakes (G1)

Location: Saratoga Race Course

Distance: Mile and a quarter

Surface: Dirt

Purse: $1,250,000

Date: Saturday, August 26 2017

Age: Three-year-olds

Post Time: 5:44 PM EST

(2016 Travers Courtesy of New York Racing Association Inc)

The Backstory – Over the years I have continued to modify how I break down each race based on input from the readers (Thank for your reading and leaving feedback over the years). That could be from any number of sites I have created content for including Sports Unbiased. However, when I started Longshot Horse Racing, I wanted to apply all I heard and get away from very granular and in-depth analysis of each horse in the field. Many claimed the reading was dry and over the top. Now you will find data about each horse, how it should shake out, and we will have a little fun doing it. If you want just the raw numbers then Brisnet, Equibase, or even the Daily Racing Form are right up your alley (and mine since I love them all) but if you want the breakdown with a twist then read on and enjoy.

2017 Travers Stakes Predictions Contenders Live Longshot– Post Positions and Odds

PPM/LHorse
18-1Cloud Computing
220-1Giuseppe the Great
34-1West Coast
47-2Tapwrit
55-1Good Samaritan
610-1Girvin
76-1Always Dreaming
830-1Lookin At Lee
912-1McCraken
108-1Irap
1120-1Gunnevera
1230-1Fayeq

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2017 Travers Stakes Predictions Contenders Live Longshot Contenders Analysis

red saddle cloth post 1CLOUD COMPUTING – The obvious point made up front. It is hard to mess with Chad Brown at The Spa. Heck he is basically from there. That aside, you have CC coming into this race off what could be described as a dud stretch run in the Jim Dandy. He surprised in the Preakness (although I had him) and very lightly raced. You could argue he needed the Jim Dandy since he was off since his Preakness score. Castellano as a jockey is happy with him and has won the Travers five times. At his best, he can win this race.

 

white saddle cloth post 2GIUSEPPE THE GREAT – You can argue him from both sides. I can tell you that the second place finish in the Jim Dandy was more a product of other giving up and him clunking by than anything else. But you can also say he has only missed the board once and that was a fourth in the Dwyer. Out of Lookin At Lucky so that is a plus and Zito swears by his talent. I am just not a believer. Now I would add him to your stable for next year.

 

blue saddle cloth post 3WEST COAST – Holy crap, is this Arrogate V2? I am sure the bettors will be on board because they still have what Baffert did with Arrogate last year on the brain. Proponents will point to his recent two Stakes scores as proof that he not only belongs but will take down this field. I will offer this counter instead. If you watch the Easy Goer again it was a pace meltdown. Look at the backstretch and West Coast was sixth with You’re To Blame second last. Why mention this? Because even with margin of victory the gap of the two that finished 1-2 was in essence the same. YTB just finished off the board in the Curlin. The Los Alamitos Derby was clearly a much lesser group. Can he win this? Sure. Will there be the value the bet deserves? Doubt it.

 

yellow saddle cloth post 4TAPWRIT – Making his first start since winning the Belmont Stakes in June. Clearly the classis distance of the Travers will be of little to no concern. He is the slight favorite but he has not raced in two months. No prep is a concern but I am not going to speculate any more than he needed the rest. Still he avoided the first two Triple Crown series winners in the Belmont and his last win was the G2 Tampa Bay Derby. He has the ability to score but at a short price he will be off my radar.

 

green saddle cloth post 5GOOD SAMARITAN – Only run over the dirt once but it was an impressive close in the Jim Dandy over Cloud Computing and Always Dreaming. So you can clearly check the block that he is fine with the surface at The Spa. Bettors will love the score over two classic winners in that last but was a product of both of these needing the race after layoff or Good Samaritan coming into his own. The bettors might send him off as the post time favorite around 2-1. Not sure I want this price but I am impressed with his last and if he repeats that he might just score.

 

black saddle cloth post 6GIRVIN – It has been no secret that I have a love affair with this horse. I talked about him all winter and pegged him to be my Kentucky Derby favorite before he suffered an injury that might have cost him that race. He retuned after layoff to finish a photo second to Irap in the Ohio Derby after stalking lead and he probably needed that race. Returned for a big score in the Haskell with an impressive closing stretch to nose out McCraken. Now it is third off time and he could be sitting on an even bigger one here.

 

orange saddle cloth post 7ALWAYS DREAMING – Many have hopped off the bandwagon and boarded other trains either at the Preakness or the Jim Dandy. But this is not a Mine The Bird flute Kentucky Derby winner. He also scored in the Forida Derby previously and came into the Triple Crown series as a co-favorite. The downside here is he is now 0-2 at the Spa but they were not complete duds. If you still believe then consider that there is not a ton of pace in this instance of the Travers. He might get to set fractions that are manageable and they will all have to come and get him in the stretch. I am still a believer especially given the expected pace scenario. What will his price be though? That is my major concern.

 

violet saddle cloth post 8LOOKIN AT LEE – I am not going to spend a lot of time here. I am sure some will jump on me but I am going to stay consistent. He is just no good enough. He is a good and not great horse that has never won a Graded Stakes. He can pass tiring horse and will find a way to hit the board on occasion. He is destined for allowance and named stakes wins with the occasional Grade 3 score. He might mature over the winter but right now he is just not good enough. Now watch him finally burn me:)

 

teal saddle cloth post 9MCCRAKEN – He has not brought home that huge win that stamps him as the top three-year-old but he has been arguably the most consistent without the damaging unexplainable clunking defeat. This year he brings wins in the  Grade 3 Matt Winn and the G3 Sam F Davis with a nose loss to Girvin in the Grade 1 Haskell. If he moved a little later he might have flipped the result on the winner. His eighth in the Kentucky Derby can be excused without much trepidation. He always seems to being it but “it” tends to be just below. 10 furlongs might be a bridge slightly too far but that is not proven yet. You will get a square price in the post if you believe he is ready and all systems appear a go.

 

dark purple saddle cloth post 10IRAP – In Spring he appeared to be rounding into proper form with a big score in the Blue Grass but then he laid a complete and utter dud in the Kentucky Derby. For me I can throw the race because some horses cannot handle a field of 20 and it was not a race course in good condition that day. He just did not like it. He has strung two impressive scored together in a row in the Indiana and Ohio Derbies. Back with the top tier he needs to retain form, no step up is needed. He took down solid fields in his last. The Spa has gotten to horses in the past but he appears ready and you should fetch a solid price.

 

grey saddle cloth post 11GUNNEVERA – Many will say that his seventh and fifth in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness are proof that this stage is too much for him. I disagree. I am in a camp (which appears to be pretty vacant) that you have to look at the body of work and how it unfolded. Look he never carries a ton of weight and there was a grind for him from the Florida Derby through the first two Triple Crown legs. Prior to that, the Fountain of Youth win was overly impressive. That race was second off a minor freshening break. Now he came back after the same break and scored impressively in the Tangelo Stakes. I know that is not a marquee races but he closed at a shorter distance into slow fraction and did it under a hand ride the whole way through a four wide move to win with absolute ease. This will be his second off the minor freshening break and he has won a Graded Stakes at the Spa in the past so track is not issue. He IS the live longshot in this race. This just feels a lot like 2013 and Will Take Charge.

 

lime green saddle cloth post 12FAYEQ – Enter the half-brother of the great Rachel Alexandria who is attempting a HUGE step up from his Allowance score last out. The plus is that win was here at The Spa. Since moving from Florida to New York he has been better but there is not much know about his full ability yet. His bloodlines are solid and the trainer knows how to score here so those are plus points. I want to fall in love with him but I just can’t. There are too many here that appear better. When the step up is this big I just cannot justify it. Buy hey I would not argue with you if you wanted to throw five dollars to win on a flyer.

2017 Travers Stakes Predictions Contenders Live Longshot – Wise Guy Price Horse

(11) GUNNEVERA

 

2017 Travers Stakes Predictions Contenders Live Longshot – Betting Strategy

As I have eluded to in this piece, I am looking for value in a race that could easily be all chalk. How will it all shake out? It is almost impossible to tell but based on the data I provided in the contenders analysis and the preceding paragraphs, I present some logical betting options based on your favorite cup of tea or betting style. How do you bet a horse race?? What type of bankroll are you playing with? Is it about having a good time and being a part of the spectacle? Or is it about finding a way to make money? No matter what you want or the size of your bankroll there are different ways you can approach 2017 Travers Stakes predictions and betting strategies.

 

Travers Stakes $12 investment
$1 Exacta Box6 with 7 with 11
$1 Trifecta Box6 with 7 with 11
Travers Stakes $20 investment
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$1 Trifecta Box6 with 7 with 11
$4 Win / Place11
Travers Stakes $30 investment
$1 Exacta Box6 with 7 with 10 with 11
$.50 Trifecta Box6 with 7 with 10 with 11
$3 Win / Place11
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$1 Trifecta 6 with 7,9,10,11
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Or
Travers Stakes $50 investment 2
$1 Exacta Box6 with 7 with 10 with 11
$1 Trifecta Box6 with 7 with 10 with 11
$7 WP11

There you have our 2017 Travers Stakes predictions. Do you agree or are there other 2017 Travers Stakes predictions that we did not include? Here at Longshot Horse Racing we are all for readers commenting but can we make a suggestion? Why don’t you write your own piece? It can be 3000 words or even 300.  Here we encourage different opinions and want to give you a chance to build your brand. Join us and let your voice be heard. Just check out the Write With Us link to get started. Don’t worry its easy and remember you can build you brand by writing with us and not for us. That is the big difference. It is all about you in your words.

 

2017 Whitney Stakes Predictions, Contenders, Live Longshot

2017 Whitney Stakes PredictionsWelcome to the thralls of summer horse racing and Saratoga Race Course, otherwise known as The Spa. The Spa has a few premier races this summer and one of them is upon us in the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes. Below is a simple breakdown of each horse that is slated to enter the starting gate this Saturday. What you will see is not a complete stat sheet for each horse since you can get that from Daily Racing Form or Equibase. Instead they are my 2017 Whitney Stakes predictions summed up to help each of you make a decision when you walk to the window, the machine or click a mouse to make a wager on the 2017 Whitney Stakes.

 

Race: Whitney Stakes (G1)

Location: Saratoga Race Course

Distance: Mile and an eighth

Surface: Dirt

Purse: $1,200,000

Age: 3 Year Olds and Up

Date: Saturday, August 5 2017

Post Time: 5:46 PM ET

The Backstory – Over the years I have continued to modify how I break down each race based on input from the readers (Thank for your reading and leaving feedback over the years). That could be from any number of sites I have created content for including Sports Unbiased. However, when I started Longshot Horse Racing, I wanted to apply all I heard and get away from very granular and in-depth analysis of each horse in the field. Many claimed the reading was dry and over the top. Now you will find data about each horse, how it should shake out, and we will have a little fun doing it. If you want just the raw numbers then Brisnet, Equibase, or even the Daily Racing Form are right up your alley (and mine since I love them all) but if you want the breakdown with a twist then read on and enjoy.

2017 Whitney Stakes Predictions – Post Positions and Odds

PPM/LHorse
16-1War Story
28-1Breaking Lucky
330-1Cautious Giant
48-1Tu Brutus
53-1Keen Ice
64-5Gun Runner
725-1Discreet Lover

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2017 Whitney Stakes Predictions – Contenders Analysis

red saddle cloth post 1WAR STORY – The connections have kept this five-year-old always battling against some of the top horses in North America. He enters off a win in the Grade 2 Brooklyn down at Belmont. He can take different approaches but like to come from off the pace. Stablemate Cautious Giant is here to put some tire into Gun Runner increasing the chances of War Story. Rain is in the forecast and he is 2-0-1 in three trips over off tracks. Castellano stays on the mount after last score and he knows The Spa. Interesting at a price.

 

white saddle cloth post 2BREAKING LUCKY – His races are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. But at his best he can be in play. Luis Contreras comes down from Canada to stay on him. This jockey has won a stakes race at The Spa before. Breaking Lucky has past history here finishing in a four horse photo for the Grade 1 Woodward. Can he win? At his best. More than likely to add price value to the exotics but not out of the question if Gun Runner hates the off track. More on that later.

 

blue saddle cloth post 3CAUTIOUS GIANT – He is the rabbit brought here to set the stage for War Story. There is no scenario I can think of that ends with him in the exotics much less on top.

 

yellow saddle cloth post 4TU BRUTUS – The import has had some success and ran some big races here in North America since coming in from Chili. But in a first true step up he did not fare well against War Story in the Brooklyn. Appears to be a front running type with a gear that is a step below the top horses.

 

green saddle cloth post 5KEEN ICE – Everyone knows his name due to the knockout of American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes a couple of summers ago. So he has won at The Spa in the past and against top talent. But outside of that win the next solid score was last out in the Suburban when he knocked of Shaman Ghost. Overall there are only three wins in 22 starts. Hard to back a horse at 4-1 M/L with three career wins even if one was over a Triple Crown winner.

 

black saddle cloth post 6GUN RUNNER – Here lies the second base horse in the Handicap Division behind Arrogate. Connections are even more motivated since Arrogate laid an egg in the San Diego giving Gun Runner a reasonable shot at Horse of the Year. He IS the class of this field but if you are looking for knocks in the armor you can look at two. First, he finished third in his only other race at The Spa (but the winner was Arrogate). Also, while is normally as consistent and solid as it gets, he finished worse than third twice but on off-tracks. There is a forecast that can bring an off track this weekend. But it could be that his less than best is still enough to top this field.

 

orange saddle cloth post 7DESCREET LOVER – Frankly not looked good and again less in last four stakes tries. There was an allowance score at Parx but there is literally zero comparison between that field and the one he gets this Saturday. This will be by far the hardest field he has encountered and he may find a way to finish out of last but that should be the expectation. But hey, Mine that Bird won the Derby:)

2017 Whitney Stakes Predictions – Live Longshot

HANDICAPPING NOTE – Over the last decade, only two horses in the roll of betting favorite have won the Whitney. However, two horses outside of 10-1 have scored as well. Hence the name “Graveyard of Champions.”

(2) BREAKING LUCKY

 

 

2017 Whitney Stakes Predictions – Betting Strategy

As I have eluded to in this piece, I am looking for value in a race that could easily be all chalk. How will it all shake out? It is almost impossible to tell but based on the data I provided in the contenders analysis and the preceding paragraphs, I present some logical betting options based on your favorite cup of tea or betting style. How do you bet a horse race?? What type of bankroll are you playing with? Is it about having a good time and being a part of the spectacle? Or is it about finding a way to make money? No matter what you want or the size of your bankroll there are different ways you can approach 2017 Whitney Stakes predictions and betting strategies.

$12 investment
$1 Exacta Box1 with 2 with 6
$1 Trifecta Box1 with 2 with 6
$20 investment
$1 Exacta Box1 with 2 with 6
$1 Trifecta Box1 with 2 with 6
$4 Win / Place1

There you have our 2017 Whitney Stakes predictions. Do you agree or are there other 2017 Whitney Stakes predictions that we did not include? Here at Longshot Horse Racing we are all for readers commenting but can we make a suggestion? Why don’t you write your own piece? It can be 3000 words or even 300.  Here we encourage different opinions and want to give you a chance to build your brand. Join us and let your voice be heard. Just check out the Write With Us link to get started. Don’t worry its easy and remember you can build you brand by writing with us and not for us. That is the big difference. It is all about you in your words.

Complete List of Whitney Stakes Winners, Champions Every Year

(Saratoga FB Page)
(Saratoga FB Page)

Location – Saratoga Race Course

Distance – 1 1/8 Miles

Surface – Dirt

Purse – $1,250,000

Restrictions – Three-year-olds and up

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2016FrostedJoel RosarioKiaran McLaughlinGodolphin Racing1:47.77
2015Honor CodeJavier CastellanoClaude R. McGaughey IIILane's End Farm1:47.82
2014MorenoJunior AlvaradoEric GuillotSouthern Equine Stable1:48.05
2013Cross TrafficJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherGoldMark Farm, LLC1:47.89
2012Fort LarnedBrian Hernandez, Jr.Ian R. WilkesJanis R. Whitham1:47.76
2011TizwayRajiv MaraghH. James BondWilliam L. Clifton, Jr.1:52.43
2010BlameGarrett GomezAlbert M. Stall, Jr.Adele B. Dilschneider1:48.88
2009BullsbayJeremy RoseH. Graham MotionMitchell Ranch LLC1:48.12
2008CommentatorJohn R. VelazquezNick ZitoTracy Farmer1:50.23
2007Lawyer RonJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherHines Racing LLC1:46.64
2006InvasorFernando JaraKiaran McLaughlinShadwell Racing1:49.06
2005CommentatorGary StevensNick ZitoTracy Farmer1:48.33
2004Roses in MayEdgar PradoDale L. RomansKen & Sarah Ramsey1:48.54
2003Medaglia d'OroJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelEdmund A. Gann1:47.69
2002Left BankJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherMichael B. Tabor1:47:04
2001Lido PalaceJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJohn Amerman1:47.94
2000Lemon Drop KidEdgar PradoScotty SchulhoferJeanne G. Vance1:48.30
1999Victory GallopJerry BaileyElliott WaldenPrestonwood Farm1:48.66
1998Awesome AgainPat DayPatrick B. ByrneStronach Stables1:49.71
1997Will's WayJerry BaileyH. James BondRudlein Stable1:48.37
1996Mahogany HallJose SantosJames BakerWoodlyn Farm1:48.60
1995Unaccounted ForPat DayScotty SchulhoferMorven Stud1:49.20
1994Colonial AffairJose SantosScotty SchulhoferCentennial Farms1:48.60
1993BrunswickMike E. SmithAnthony MargottaJerry Denker1:47.40
1992Sultry SongJerry BaileyPatrick KellyLive Oak Racing1:47.20
1991In ExcessGary StevensBruce L. JacksonJack J. Munari1:48.00
1990Criminal TypeGary StevensD. Wayne LukasCalumet Farm1:48.60
1989Easy GoerPat DayC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps1:47.40
1988Personal EnsignRandy RomeroC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps1:47.80
1987Java GoldPat DayMacKenzie MillerRokeby Stable1:48.40
1986Lady's SecretPat DayD. Wayne LukasEugene V. Klein1:49.80
1985Track BarronAngel Cordero, Jr.LeRoy JolleyPeter M. Brant1:47.60
1984Slew o' GoldAngel Cordero, Jr.John O. HertlerEquusequity Stable1:48.20
1983Island WhirlEd DelahoussayeLaz BarreraElcee-H Stable1:48.40
1982Silver BuckDon MacBethJ. Elliott BurchC. V. Whitney1:47.80
1981Fio RitoLeslie HuletMichael FerraroRaymond LeCesse1:48.00
1980State DinnerRuben HernandezJ. Elliott BurchC. V. Whitney1:48.20
1979Star de NaskraJeffrey FellRichard D. FerrisCaryle J. Lancaster1:47.60
1978AlydarJorge VelasquezJohn M. VeitchCalumet Farm1:47.40
1977Nearly On TimeSteve CauthenLeRoy JolleyMrs. Moody Jolley1:49.40
1976Dancing GunRoger VelezLaz BarreraGedney Farms1:50.00
1975Ancient TitleSandy HawleyKeith L. Stucki, Sr.Ethel Kirkland1:48.20
1974Tri JetLaffit Pincay, Jr.Charles R. ParkeFred W. Hooper1:47.00
1973OnionJacinto VasquezH. Allen JerkensHobeau Farm1:49.20
1972Key To The MintBraulio BaezaJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable1:49.20
1971ProtantoJorge VelasquezMacKenzie MillerCragwood Stables1:49.40
1970JudgableRobert WoodhouseHerbert NadlerSaul Nadler1:48.40
1969VerbatimPete AndersonJames P. ConwayElmendorf Farm1:50.00
1968Dr. FagerBraulio BaezaJohn A. NerudTartan Stable1:48.80
1967StupendousEddie BelmonteEdward A. NeloyWheatley Stable1:48.20
1966StaunchnessErnest CardoneVictor J. NickersonRed Oak Stable1:50.20
1965KelsoIsmael ValenzuelaCarl HanfordBohemia Stable1:49.80
1964Gun BowWalter BlumEdward A. NeloyGedney Farms1:49.20
1963KelsoIsmael ValenzuelaCarl HanfordBohemia Stable1:50.40
1962Carry BackJohnny SellersJack A. PriceKatherine Price1:50.00
1961KelsoEddie ArcaroCarl HanfordBohemia Stable1:48.00
1960WarheadMike SorrentinoKay Erik JensenMabel C. Scholtz1:51.00
1959PlionManuel YcazaTom JolleyEdward M. Potter1:53.00
1958CohoesJohn RuaneJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable1:51.60
1957KingmakerBobby UsseryFrank I. WrightHappy Hill Farm1:52.80
1956DedicateWilliam BolandG. Carey WinfreyJan Burke1:49.80
1955First AidHedley WoodhouseJ. Elliott BurchBrookmeade Stable1:51.60
1954Social OutcastEric GuerinWilliam C. WinfreyAlfred G. Vanderbilt II2:04.40
1953Tom FoolTed AtkinsonJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable2:05.40
1952CounterpointDavid GormanSylvester VeitchC. V. Whitney2:05.60
1951One HitterTed AtkinsonJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable2:05.00
1950PietNick CombestR. Emmett PottsBoMar Stable2:06.60
1949Round ViewSebastian PerezHollie HughesSanford Stud Farms2:06.60
1948GalloretteArnold KirklandEdward A. ChristmasWilliam L. Brann2:05.20
1947Rico MonteRuperto DonosoHoratio LuroW. Arnold Hanger2:02.60
1946StymieBasil JamesHirsch JacobsEthel D. Jacobs2:07.40
1945TrymenowHerb LindbergOscar WhiteWalter M. Jeffords, Sr.2:02.20
1944Devil DiverEddie ArcaroJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable2:02.00
1943BolingbrokeHerb LindbergWalter BurrowsTownsend B. Martin2:02.00
1942Swing and SwayDon MeadeJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable2:05.40
1941FenelonJames StoutJames FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:06.40
1940ChalledonGeorge WoolfLouis J. SchaeferWilliam L. Brann2:03.20
1939Eight ThirtyHarry RichardsBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:06.20
1938War AdmiralWayne D. WrightGeorge ConwayGlen Riddle Farm2:03.80
1937EsposaNick WallMatthew P. BradyWilliam Ziegler, Jr.2:05.20
1936DiscoveryJohn BejshakBud StotlerAlfred G. Vanderbilt II2:06.80
1935DiscoveryJohn BejshakBud StotlerAlfred G. Vanderbilt II2:04.80
1934DiscoveryDon MeadeBud StotlerAlfred G. Vanderbilt II2:07.80
1933Caesar's GhostDominick BellizziJack J. ConnorsBrookmeade Stable2:10.80
1932EquipoiseRaymond WorkmanThomas J. HealeyC. V. Whitney2:05.60
1931St. BrideauxLinus McAteeJames G. Rowe, Jr.Greentree Stable2:05.00
1930WhichoneRaymond WorkmanJames G. Rowe, Jr.Harry Payne Whitney2:04.00
1929BateauEddie AmbroseScott P. HarlanWalter M. Jeffords, Sr.2:09.40
1928Black MariaLaverne FatorWilliam H. KarrickWilliam R. Coe2:06.00

Complete List of Travers Stakes Winners, Champions Every Year

(Saratoga FB Page)
(Saratoga FB Page)

Location – Saratoga Race Course

Distance – 1 ¼ Miles

Surface – Dirt

Purse – $1,250,000

Restrictions – Three-year-olds

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2016ArrogateMike E. SmithBob BaffertJuddmonte Farms1:59.36
2015Keen IceJavier CastellanoDale RomansDonegal Racing2:01.57
2014V.E. DayJavier CastellanoJames A. JerkensMagalen Bryant2:02.98
2013Will Take ChargeLuis SaezD. Wayne LukasWillis D. Horton2:02.68
2012Alpha (DH)Ramon DominguezKiaran McLaughlinGodolphin Stables, LLC2:02.74
Golden Ticket (DH)David CohenKen McPeekMagic City Thoroughbreds, LLC
2011Stay ThirstyJavier CastellanoTodd PletcherRepole Stable2:03.03
2010Afleet ExpressJavier CastellanoJames A. JerkensGainesway Farm2:03.28
2009Summer BirdKent DesormeauxTim IceKalarikkal & Vilasini Jayaraman2:02.83
2008Colonel JohnGarrett K. GomezEoin G. HartyWinStar Farm2:03.20
2007Street SenseCalvin BorelCarl NafzgerJames B. Tafel2:02.69
2006BernardiniJavier CastellanoThomas AlbertraniDarley Stable2:01.60
2005Flower AlleyJohn VelazquezTodd A. PletcherMelnyk Racing Stables2:02.76
2004BirdstoneEdgar PradoNick ZitoMarylou Whitney Stables2:02.45
2003Ten Most WantedPat DayWallace DollaseJ. Paul Reddam2:02.14
2002Medaglia d'OroJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelEdmund A. Gann2:02.53
2001Point GivenGary StevensBob BaffertThe Thoroughbred Corp.2:01.40
2000UnshadedShane SellersCarl NafzgerJames B. Tafel2:02.59
1999Lemon Drop KidJose SantosFlint S. SchulhoferJeanne G. Vance2:02.00
1998Coronado's QuestMike E. SmithC. R. McGaughey IIIStuart S. Janney III2:03.40
1997Deputy CommanderChris McCarronWallace DollaseHorizon Stable2:04.00
1996Will's WayJorge F. ChavezH. James BondWilliam Clifton, Jr.2:02.40
1995Thunder GulchGary StevensD. Wayne LukasMichael Tabor2:03.40
1994Holy BullMike E. SmithWarren A. Croll, Jr.Warren A. Croll, Jr.2:02.00
1993Sea HeroJerry BaileyMacKenzie MillerRokeby Stable2:01.80
1992Thunder RumbleHerb McCauleyRichard O'ConnellBraeburn Farm2:00.99
1991Corporate ReportChris McCarronD. Wayne LukasWilliam T. Young2:01.20
1990RhythmCraig PerretC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps2:02.60
1989Easy GoerPat DayC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps2:00.80
1988Forty NinerChris McCarronWoody StephensClaiborne Farm2:01.40
1987Java GoldPat DayMacKenzie MillerRokeby Stable2:02.00
1986Wise TimesJerry BaileyPhil GleavesRussell L. Reineman Stables2:03.40
1985Chief's CrownAngel Cordero, Jr.Roger LaurinStar Crown Stables2:01.20
1984Carr de NaskraLaffit Pincay, Jr.Richard J. LundyVirginia Kraft Payson2:02.60
1983Play FellowPat DayHarvey L. VanierCarl Lauer2:01.00
1982Runaway GroomJeffrey FellJohn DiMarioAlbert J. Coppola2:02.60
1981Willow HourEddie MapleJames E. PicouMarcia W. Schott2:03.60
1980Temperence HillEddie MapleJoseph B. CanteyLoblolly Stable2:02.80
1979General AssemblyJacinto VasquezLeroy JolleyBertram R. Firestone2:00.00
1978AlydarJorge VelasquezJohn M. VeitchCalumet Farm2:02.00
1977JatskiSam MapleWilliam ColeWilliam Murray2:01.60
1976Honest PleasureCraig PerretLeroy JolleyBertram R. Firestone2:00.20
1975WajimaBraulio BaezaStephen A. DiMauroEast-West Stable2:02.00
1974Holding PatternMichael MiceliJames J. Sarner, Jr.John Gerbas, Jr.2:05.20
1973Annihilate 'EmRon TurcotteDouglas Davis, Jr.Patricia B. Blass2:02.40
1972Key To The MintBraulio BaezaJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable2:01.20
1971Bold ReasonLaffit Pincay, Jr.Angel Penna, Sr.William A. Levin2:02.40
1970LoudJacinto VasquezJames W. MaloneyWilliam Haggin Perry2:01.00
1969Arts and LettersBraulio BaezaJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable2:01.60
1968ChompionJean CruguetIvor G. BaldingC. V. Whitney2:04.80
1967DamascusBill ShoemakerFrank Y. Whiteley, Jr.Edith W. Bancroft2:01.60
1966BuckpasserBraulio BaezaEdward A. NeloyOgden Phipps2:01.60
1965Hail To AllJohnny SellersEddie YowellZelda Cohen2:02.20
1964QuadrangleManuel YcazaJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable2:04.40
1963CrewmanEric GuerinBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:20.40
1962JaipurBill ShoemakerBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:01.60
1961Beau PrinceSteve BrooksHorace A. JonesCalumet Farm2:03.00
1960TompionBill HartackJohn J. Greely, Jr.C. V. Whitney2:03.40
1959Sword DancerManuel YcazaJ. Elliott BurchBrookmeade Stable2:04.20
1958Piano JimBobby UsseryOscar WhiteSarah F. Jeffords2:05.80
1957Gallant ManBill ShoemakerJohn A. NerudRalph Lowe2:04.00
1956Oh JohnnyHedley WoodhouseNorman R. McLeodMrs. Wallace Gilroy2:06.20
1955Thinking CapPaul J. BaileyHenry S. ClarkChristiana Stable2:06.40
1954FishermanHedley WoodhouseSylvester VeitchC. V. Whitney2:06.00
1953Native DancerEric GuerinWilliam C. WinfreyAlfred G. Vanderbilt II2:05.60
1952One CountEric GuerinOscar WhiteSarah F. Jeffords2:07.40
1951BattlefieldEddie ArcaroBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:06.20
1950Lights UpGeorge HettingerBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:03.00
1949AriseCon ErricoJames C. BentleyAddison Stable2:06.20
1948Ace AdmiralTed AtkinsonJames W. SmithMaine Chance Farm2:05.00
1947Young PeterThomas MayGeorge M. OdomCornelia Gerry2:06.20
1946NatchezTed AtkinsonOscar WhiteSarah F. Jeffords2:08.00
1945AdonisConn McCrearyWillie BoothWilliam G. Helis2:02.80
1944By JimminyEddie ArcaroJames W. SmithAlfred P. Parker2:03.40
1943EurasianSteve BrooksSol RutchickMill River Stable2:03.80
1942Shut OutEddie ArcaroJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable2:04.40
1941WhirlawayAlfred RobertsonBen A. JonesCalumet Farm2:05.80
1940FenelonJames StoutJim FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:04.40
1939Eight ThirtyHarry RichardsBert MulhollandGeorge D. Widener, Jr.2:06.60
1938ThanksgivingEddie ArcaroMax HirschMrs. Parker Corning2:03.60
1937Burning StarWayne D. WrightJohn J. GreelyShandon Farm2:04.80
1936GranvilleJames StoutJim FitzsimmonsBelair Stud2:05.80
1935Gold FoamSilvio CoucciJ. M. MilburnStarmount Stable2:04.60
1934ObservantLee HumphriesMax HirschMorton L. Schwartz2:05.60
1933InlanderRobert JonesRobert A. SmithBrookmeade Stable2:08.00
1932War HeroJohn GilbertGeorge ConwayGlen Riddle Farm2:05.80
1931Twenty GrandLinus McAteeJames G. Rowe, Jr.Greentree Stable2:04.60
1930Jim DandyFrank BakerJames B. McKeeChaffee Earl2:08.00
1929Beacon HillAlfred RobertsonJames G. Rowe, Jr.Harry P. Whitney2:04.20
1928Petee-WrackSteve O'DonnellWillie BoothJohn R. Macomber2:08.00
1927Brown BudLaverne FatorA. GuntherFrederick Johnson2:05.60
1926MarsFrank ColtilettiScott P. HarlanSarah F. Jeffords2:04.60
1925DangerousClarence KummerWilliam B. DukeGifford A. Cochran2:10.80
1924Sun FlagFrank KeoghCarroll H. ShillingGifford A. Cochran2:04.40
1923WildernessBenny MarinelliThomas J. HealeyRichard T. Wilson, Jr.2:04.00
1922Little ChiefLaverne FatorSam HildrethRancocas Stable2:13.40
1921Sporting BloodLucien LykeWillie BoothRedstone Stable2:05.80
1920Man o' WarAndy SchuttingerLouis FeustelGlen Riddle Farm2:01.80
1919HannibalLavelle EnsorThomas J. HealeyRichard T. Wilson, Jr.2:02.80
1918Sun BriarWilliam KnappHenry McDanielWillis Sharpe Kilmer2:03.20
1917Omar KhayyamJames ButwellRichard F. CarmenWilfrid Viau2:08.80
1916SpurJohnny LoftusJames H. McCormickJames Butler2:05.00
1915Lady RothaMack GarnerA. J. GoldsboroughAndrew Miller2:11.40
1914RoamerJames H. ButwellA. J. GoldsboroughAndrew Miller2:04.00
1913Rock ViewThomas McTaggartLouis FeustelAugust Belmont, Jr.2:06.60
1912No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1911No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1910DalmatianCarroll H. ShillingSam HildrethSam Hildreth2:10.00
1909HilariousRichard ScovilleJames G. Rowe, Sr.James R. Keene2:06.00
1908DoranteJ. LeeRollie Colston, Jr.F. A. Forsythe2:09.60
1907Frank GillJoe NotterJ. I. SmithJ. L. McGinnis2:07.00
1906GallavantWalter MillerThomas J. HealeyRichard T. Wilson, Jr.2:08.20
1905DandelionWillie ShawJohn E. MaddenFrank R. Hitchock2:08.00
1904BroomstickThomas H. BurnsRobert TuckerSamuel S. Brown2:06.80
1903Ada NayFrank O'NeillA. Jack JoynerJames B. A. Haggin1:57.00
1902HermisTed RiceJohn H. McCormackH. M. Ziegler1:54.80
1901BluesWillie ShawThomas WelchC. Fleischmann Sons1:56.60
1900No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1899No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1898No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1897RensselaerFred TaralHenry HarrisJohn E. McDonald1:56.60
1896No RaceNo RaceNo RaceNo Race0:00.00
1895LizaHenry GriffinJohn HugginsPierre Lorillard IV1:55.50
1894Henry of NavarreFred TaralByron McClellandByron McClelland2:10.25
1893StowawayLawrence McDermottH. H. BrandtWoodland Stable2:10.75
1892AzraAlonzo ClaytonJohn H. MorrisBashford Manor Stable2:43.75
1891ValleraR. WilliamsEnoch WishardScoggan Bros2:49.00
1890Sir JohnMarty BergenFrank McCabeDwyer Brothers Stable2:39.00
1889Long DanceShelby "Pike" BarnesG. M. RyeG. M. Rye3:08.75
1888Sir DixonJim McLaughlinFrank McCabeDwyer Brothers Stable3:07.75
1887CareyHarry BlaylockEdward CorriganEdward Corrigan3:17.75
1886Inspector B.Jim McLaughlinFrank McCabeDwyer Brothers Stable3:10.25
1885BersanJohn SpellmanGreen B. MorrisGreen B. Morris3:08.25
1884RataplanWilliam FitzpatrickF. MidgeleyNorman W. Kittson3:07.50
1883BarnesJim McLaughlinJames G. Rowe, Sr.Dwyer Brothers Stable3:18.00
1882CarleyGeorge QuantrellH. WelchA. Burnham3:28.75
1881HindooJim McLaughlinJames G. Rowe, Sr.Dwyer Brothers Stable3:07.50
1880GrenadaLloyd HughesR. Wyndham WaldenGeorge L. Lorillard3:12.50
1879FalsettoIsaac Burns MurphyEli JordanJ. W. Hunt Reynolds3:09.25
1878Duke of MagentaLloyd HughesR. Wyndham WaldenGeorge L. Lorillard3:08.00
1877Baden-BadenTom SayresJames WilliamsWilliam Astor, Jr.3:15.50
1876SultanaWilliam HaywardJ. McClellandAugust Belmont3:15.50
1875D'ArtagnanGeorge BarbeeJ. B. PryorJ. A. Grinstead3:06.50
1874AttilaGeorge BarbeeWilliam PryorPierre Lorillard IV3:09.50
1873Tom BowlingRobert SwimAnsel WilliamsonHal Price McGrath3:09.75
1872Joe DanielsJames G. Rowe, Sr.David McDanielDavid McDaniel3:08.25
1871Harry BassettW. MillerDavid McDanielDavid McDaniel3:21.60
1870KingfisherCharles MillerRollie ColstonDaniel Swigert3:15.25
1869GlenelgCharles MillerJacob PincusAugust Belmont3:14.00
1868The BansheeSmithJ. H. DavisJohn M. Clay3:10.75
1867RuthlessGilbert W. PatrickA. Jack MinorFrancis Morris3:18.25
1866MerrillAbe HawkinsAnsel WilliamsonRobert A. Alexander3:29.00
1865MaidenW. SewellT. G. MooreT. G. Moore3:18.50
1864KentuckyGilbert W. PatrickA. Jack MinorJohn Hunter & W. R. Travers3:18.75

Complete List of Jim Dandy Stakes Winners, Champions Every Year

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(Saratoga FB Page)

Location – Saratoga Race Course

Distance – 1 1/8 Miles

Surface – Dirt

Purse – $600,000

Restrictions – Three-year-olds

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2016LaobanJose L. OrtizEric J. GuillotMcCormick Racing/Southern Equine Stable1:48.39
2015Texas RedKent DesormeauxJ. Keith DesormeauxBrehm/Detmar/Michaels/Desormeaux/Keith et al1:48.77
2014Wicked StrongRajiv MaraghJames A. JerkensCentennial Farms1:49.16
2013Palace MaliceMike E. SmithTodd PletcherDogwood Stable1:47.37
2012AlphaRamon DominguezKiaran McLaughlinGodolphin Stables1:50.47
2011Stay ThirstyJavier CastellanoTodd A. PletcherMike Repole1:48.78
2010A Little WarmJohn R. VelazquezAnthony W. DutrowEdward P. Evans1:47.98
2009KenseiEdgar PradoSteve AsmussenStonestreet/Gulf Coast1:47.90
2008Macho AgainJulien R. LeparouxDallas StewartWest Point Thoroughbreds1:51.16
2007Street SenseCalvin BorelCarl NafzgerJames B. Tafel1:48.99
2006BernardiniJavier CastellanoThomas AlbertraniDarley Racing1:50.50
2005Flower AlleyJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherMelnyk Racing1:49.50
2004PurgeJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherStarlight Stables et al.1:47.56
2003Strong HopeJohn R. VelazquezTodd A. PletcherMelnyk Racing1:48.10
2002Medaglia d'OroJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelEdmund A. Gann1:47.82
2001ScorpionJerry BaileyD. Wayne LukasRobert Baker1:48.90
2000Graeme HallJerry BaileyTodd A. PletcherMelnyk Racing1:48.95
1999Ecton ParkAlex SolisW. Elliott WaldenMark Stanley1:49.52
1998Favorite TrickPat DayWilliam I. MottJoseph LaCombe1:50.00
1997Awesome AgainMike E. SmithDavid HofmansFrank Stronach1:51.16
1996Louis QuatorzePat DayNick ZitoCondren/Cornacchia et al.1:47.26
1995ComposerJerry BaileyWilliam I. MottHenryk de Kwiatkowski1:51.13
1994Unaccounted ForJose SantosFlint S. SchulhoferMorven Stud1:49.69
1993Miner's MarkChris McCarronC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps1:49.01
1992Thunder RumbleHerb McCauleyRichard O'ConnellBraeburn Farm1:47.53
1991Fly So FreeJose SantosFlint S. SchulhoferTommy Valando1:48.88
1990Chief HonchoMike E. SmithWilliam I. MottBertram R. Firestone1:51.74
1989Is It TrueJose SantosD. Wayne LukasEugene V. Klein1:48.40
1988Brian's TimeAngel Cordero, Jr.John M. VeitchJames W. Phillips1:48.20
1987Polish NavyPat DayC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Mills Phipps1:48.40
1986Lac QuimetEddie MapleRichard J. LundyVirginia Kraft Payson1:48.00
1985Stephan's OdysseyLaffit Pincay, Jr.Woody StephensHenryk de Kwiatkowski1:48.80
1984Carr de NaskraEddie MapleRichard J. LundyVirginia Kraft Payson1:47.40
1983A PhenomenonAngel Cordero, Jr.Angel Penna, Jr.Brownell Combs II1:49.40
1982Conquistador CieloEddie MapleWoody StephensHenryk de Kwiatkowski1:48.60
1981Willow HourEddie MapleJames E. PicouMarcia W. Schott1:49.20
1980Plugged NickleJeffrey FellThomas J. KellyJohn M. Schiff1:49.40
1979Private AccountJeffrey FellAngel Penna, Sr.Ogden Phipps1:48.40
1978AffirmedSteve CauthenLazaro S. BarreraHarbor View Farm1:47.80
1977Music of TimeMichael VeneziaMacKenzie MillerRokeby Stable1:50.40
1976Father HoganMichael VeneziaWilliam F. SchmittSea Spray Farms1:48.80
1975ForcetenDonald R. PierceNeil D. DrysdaleSaron Stable1:48.40
1974Sea SongsterAngel Cordero, Jr.John P. CampoBuckland Farm1:50.60
1973CheriepeEddie BelmonteW. Preston KingCamijo Stable1:50.20
1972TentamJorge VelasquezMacKenzie MillerCragwood Stable1:49.60
1971Brazen BrotherMichael HoleWarren A. Croll, Jr.Jaclyn Stable1:22.80
1970PersonalityLaffit Pincay, Jr.John W. JacobsEthel D. Jacobs1:35.80
1969Arts and LettersBraulio BaezaJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable1:36.00
1968Captain's GigManuel YcazaWilliam W. StephensCain Hoy Stable1:35.80
1967Gala PerformanceEddie BelmonteWillard C. FreemanAlfred G. Vanderbilt II1:36.20
1966IndultoJohn L. RotzMax HirschJane Greer1:37.00
1965Cornish PrinceRon TurcotteSylvester VeitchGeorge D. Widener, Jr.1:35.60
1964MaliciousJohn L. RotzJohn M. Gaver, Sr.Greentree Stable1:35.60