McGaughey leans toward training Code of Honor up to Travers Stakes

NYRA Press Office
July 18, 2019 05:03pm
McGaughey leans toward training Code of Honor up to Travers Stakes
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Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor will more than likely bypass the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy in favor of training up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on August 24. 

Owned by William S. Farish, Code of Honor was a recent winner of the Dwyer Stakes (G3), following his second-place result in the Kentucky Derby.
 

"I haven't decided -- still on the fence," McGaughey said. "He's made great progress here in the last few days, and I'm probably leaning more towards the Travers as opposed to running in both, just to give him more time in between races."

The Dwyer was a second graded stakes victory for Code of Honor, who took the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park on March 2 before finishing third in the Florida Derby (G1) to Maximum Security.
 

The chestnut colt is by Noble Mission and out of the graded stakes winning Dixie Union broodmare Reunited.
 

McGaughey has won the Travers three times with Easy Goer (1989), Rhythm (1990) and Coronado's Quest (1998).

2019 Travers Stakes (G1)

 

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