august, 2018

25augAll Day149th Travers Stakes(All Day: saturday) Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave

Event Details

149th Travers Stakes

Experience the oldest thoroughbred race in America.

The oldest thoroughbred race in the nation is held at Travers Stakes. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons

The oldest thoroughbred race in the nation is held at Travers Stakes. | Photo from Wikimedia Commons

At the historic Saratoga Race Course, 2018 ushers in the 149th Travers Stakes Race. The nearly 150-year-old tradition pits only the best three-year-old thoroughbred horses against each other. The mile-and-a-quarter derby boasts the title of oldest thoroughbred race in America. The “Mid-Summer Derby” is the highlight of the summer racing season. $1,250,000 and glory are at stake at the Travers Stakes. August 25 marks the start of the iconic event. There is even a week-long Travers Festival leading up to the race .

Take Amtrak to Saratoga Race Track

Experience the race via Amtrak to Saratoga Springs Station—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Saratoga Springs Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Saratoga Springs office today at: 518-587-0687.

Time

All Day (Saturday)

Location

Saratoga Race Course

267 Union Ave