The Travers: 150 Years of Saratoga’s Greatest Race

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First contested in 1864, the Travers is the oldest race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds in the United States. “The Travers: 150 Years of Saratoga’s Greatest Race” chronicles each edition of the race from Kentucky’s victory in the inaugural running in 1864 through Catholic Boy’s win in the 2018 edition

Along with comprehensive accounts of each of the first 149 runnings of the Travers, the book includes a biography on the race’s namesake, William R. Travers; a chapter on Saratoga’s racing origins; overviews of each decade’s racing at the track, complete Travers statistics; a look at the race’s unique traditions; and much more.