Wednesday morning's drawing for the 144th running of the Travers Stakes kicks off one of the biggest weeks for horse racing at the Spa. YNN Sports Director Marisa Jacques was there and has the latest.
SARATOGA RACE COURSE -- The 144th running of the Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course is just three days away. On Wednesday, the draw was announced.
The morning line favorite Verrazano, Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Palace Malice, the Belmont winner, are all running in Saturday's rance.
4. Golden Soul
5. Will Take Charge
7. War Dancer
8. Palace Malice
Last year, the Travers Stakes was a classic. The favorite in the race, Alpha, and the long shot, Golden Ticket, ended in a photo finish and resulted in a tie.
The Travers is the oldest major thoroughbred race in the United States as horses compete for the $1 million prize.