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What the Nation is saying about the Travers...

Success for Will Take Charge as a 4yo will not be the thing that bucks a trend, but rather his connections’ willingness and sportsmanship in bringing him back for moreRead More
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  • travel_vic · Late movers on dirt win far less than they should as the very nature of energy exertion on that surface favors the speed · 75 days ago ·
  • furlonger · UnionRagsRules is a realist! God Bless you man! you got that right when you stated that WTC is better then Mucho "Monkey" Man. · 74 days ago ·
Warmer temperatures and a break in a very busy schedule allowed me to get to Aqueduct on Sunday to get my 2014 NYRA calendar. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Trying for the Belmont again but this time will definitely have a seat! Monsoon rains last out made it challenging, especially in getting back to the hotel and not knowing the city that well. Loads of fun however. ALMOST as good as Saratoga..but the company was superior · 88 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · You definitely need to look ahead to the warm Spring, Matt. You guys have been in a new Ice Age up there this winter. Will you be at The Belmont again? Maybe Clearly Now will run in the True North. Only sad part of last year's trip was when he lost the Woody Stephens. That and the departure for the desert. P.S., TBG may have a Belmont runner! · 88 days ago ·
Will Take Charge is an amazing racehorse. Not only has he flourished despite an almost unheard of demanding schedule by today’s standards, but the way he finishes every race, in which he has any chance at all to hit the wire first, is truly unique.Read More
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  • amino998 · This thread includes some of the many things I like/meh about this place… outlandish takes, talking out of both sides of the mouth, provocative takes, solid opinions, lively debate, interesting interjections by others, pissing matches with interjected quips {lol Mary and jenna) and fade to black as another 5 day defilement of a “ZIPSE AT THE TRACK” comes to a close :D · 99 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Horses have NO IDEA where the finish line is ..They couldn't tell it from a carrot · 99 days ago ·
If you thought the Horse of the Year award was a foregone conclusion after the Breeders' Cup, Zipse at the Track is here to say, "Not so fast, my friends!"Read More
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  • joan.cleaver.31 · GOD threw in one bad race, WTC,MMM threw in plenty. My book it is between WD and GOD! Europe has been touting their recent miler as horse of the century, do we wear colored glasses? · 127 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Joan - You mean that recent Miler who also won at 10f and 10.5f in hand.... · 126 days ago ·
Will Take Charge's thrilling victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers and the following day's ceremony in which retired jockey Ramon Dominguez received the 2013 Mike Venezia and 2012 Eclipse Awards were selected as two of the options in the annual "NTRA Moment of the Year" poll. Read More
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  • Buckpasser · Spicer Cub the latter day Whirlaway and No Robbery. · 126 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · I agree with FloridaF about MMM and Co. But for NYRA racing, the finish in the Met Mile was probably my favorite race. Along with Flat out's Westchester win. Both Times Cross Traffic was defeated by slim margins, but both Mile races had thrilling endings. · 126 days ago ·
Goldencents is making a late push for the Three-year-old Male Eclipse Award ... a win in the Cigar Mile could be big, but would it be enough?Read More
It’s not often that the very best racehorses can reproduce the kind of success they had on the race track, in the breeding shed. Take Charge Lady is one such special case. A true star of the Bluegrass, she won Keeneland’s Grade 1 Ashland, before becoming the first horse to win back-to-back editions ...Read More
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  • PointGivenTCL · Lisa Danielle won Broodmare of the Year last year, and it's a lifetime achievement award. As my favorite runner of all time, I'm so elated to see TCL enjoying this type of success as a broodmare! Way to go, girl! · 151 days ago ·
  • ssinn96 · I still think Lady whens it, · 151 days ago ·
Where does the spectacular Haskell winner, Verrazano, stand in his quest for an Eclipse Award from a historical perspective?Read More
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  • EP Taylor · Silent Name By Sunday Silence Out of a Danehill mare Danzigaway. 7 stakes winners from 18 Stakes starters. IF ANYONE wants toread up on him......http://www.adenastallions.com/stallions/Silent_Name/ · 165 days ago ·
  • amino998 · Silentio almost got dad some pub. · 165 days ago ·
Florida Filly's Ashley Tamulonis. takes on Zipse at the Track's Brian Zipse, in a Verrazano vs. Goldencents Breeders' Cup Point/CounterpointRead More
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  • Ruffianlover · And I'm not sure why people think he's not battle tested anyways. It's not his fault itsmyluckyday day got hurt running against him. Plus I wouldn't call oxbow, javas war, power broker, etc nobodys · 175 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Goldencents is going to beat Verrazano and win the race. · 172 days ago ·
The 2013 Travers Celebration committee today announced that the 13th edition of the event matched an all-time record high in generating $120,000 for its beneficiaries: the Backstretch Employee Service Team, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Times Union Hope Fund. Read More
The Gaming Commission has concluded its investigation into the allegation that an electrical device was used by the Jockey of "Will Take Charge" in the 2013 Travers Stakes. Read More
Palace Malice has turned the corner, and must now demonstrate that he is not only ready to assume the role of leader of this crop, but also that he is ready to handle a fine field of olders. Read More
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  • Floridaf · It's easier to be cocky about a football game than it is to be cocky about a horse race. So much can go wrong (or right in the case of a longshot) that literally anything could happen. Add in a race where any number of horses could legitimately win, and yea...Anyway. Flat Out. Plain and simple. He runs this thing. · 204 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · i guess fumbles,interceptions and dropped passes are out(LOL) GOOD LUCK. · 204 days ago ·
This year, the Gold Cup could determine a championship, complete an historic triple, determine a path to the Breeders Cup, and define a career.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I guess the lack of larger fields would be lamented. · 205 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · He has two very good shots in a top three year old and older male. I'd take those shots too. He also has a horse that was a group one turf winner, at this distance, who can apparently run on dirt, so again, why not give him the shot? Baffert I think overenters sometimes. Entering some that don't really have a legit shot. Pletcher's three all have good reasons as to why they are in this race. · 205 days ago ·
Can a horse who floundered through each leg of the Triple Crown, possibly end the year as the Three-year-old Male Champion? In the case of Will Take Charge, the answer is yes.Read More
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  • jmac500 · WTC gets no love. · 211 days ago ·
  • ruffianlover · It's not that he is not getting any love. It's just that he is throwing away his chance to win 3yo honors (well not him but his owners). I just gave him some love! haha I said he has a good chance to hit the board in the Classic ( I don't think he will win but I wouldn't be surprised if he got third). I see him doing better than Orb honestly. But I just think him not running in the JCGC gives Orb and PM a much better advantage over him should they win, place or show · 211 days ago ·
An obsessive and dedicated racing fan briefly and lightheartedly analyzes how the Travers went and how it could have gone. Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/josephrgreco · Is there something fishy about the winners(Will Take Charge) huge last three jumps,and if so,do you think that the kid had a device with him.I certainly hope not!!Would be a tremendous embarrassment for Lukas and the owners.The kid would be done racing for life if he did anything illegal in that race!! · 231 days ago ·
The accusations that jockey Luis Saez used a buzzer on Will Take Charge in his narrow Travers victory blew up Twitter this afternoon!Read More
As we get ready for this year's exciting renewal of the Woodward Stakes, Matt Scott takes a stroll through history to recap the build up to what would be called the Race of the Century.Read More
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was a busy man Sunday morning, his regular routine interrupted several times for interviews following Will Take Charge's upset victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers.Read More
Records were broken in both on-track and total handle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon, with the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers as the centerpiece of a stellar 14-race card that included three other graded stakes.Read More
Final Pick: 1 - Will Take Charge, 2 - Romansh, 3 - Palace Malice, 4 - Orb.

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details08/23/14Sar91 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1   0:00.00
View DetailsView Video08/24/13Sar121 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Will Take ChargeMorenoOrb2:02.68
View DetailsView Video08/25/12Sar121 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Alpha Fast Falcon2:02.74
View DetailsView Video08/27/11Sar121 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Stay ThirstyRattlesnake BridgeJ W Blue2:03.03
View DetailsView Video08/28/10Sar121 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Afleet ExpressFly DownFirst Dude2:03.28
View DetailsView Video08/29/09Sar111 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Summer BirdHold Me BackQuality Road2:02.83
View DetailsView Video08/23/08Sar111 1/8 mD03 MTravers-G1Colonel JohnMambo In SeattlePyro2:03.20
View DetailsView Video08/25/07Sar91 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Street SenseGrasshopperHelsinki2:02.69
View DetailsView Video08/26/06Sar111 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1BernardiniBluegrass CatDr. Pleasure2:01.60
View DetailsView Video08/27/05Sar111 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Flower AlleyBellamy RoadRoman Ruler2:02.76
View DetailsView Video08/28/04Sar111 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1BirdstoneThe Cliff's EdgeEddington2:02.45
View Details08/23/03Sar111 1/8 mD03 MTravers-G1Ten Most WantedPeace RulesStrong Hope2:02.14
View DetailsView Video08/24/02Sar101 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Medaglia d'OroRepentNothing Flat2:02.53
View DetailsView Video08/25/01Sar101 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Point GivenE DubaiDollar Bill2:01.40
View DetailsView Video08/26/00Sar91 1/8 mD03 MTravers-G1UnshadedAlbert The GreatCommendable0:00.00
View DetailsView Video08/28/99Sar91 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Lemon Drop KidVision And VerseMenifee2:02.19
View DetailsView Video08/29/98Sar91 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Coronado's QuestVictory GallopRaffie's Majesty2:03.40
View Details08/23/97Sar91 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Deputy CommanderBehrensAwesome Again1:04.08
View DetailsView Video08/24/96Sar71 1/4 mD03 MTravers-G1Will's WayLouis QuatorzeSkip Away2:02.40
View DetailsView Video08/19/95Sar81 1/4 mD03+ MTravers-G1Thunder GulchPyramid PeakMalthus2:03.70
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