SARATOGA RACE COURSE -- The gates are officially open for the 144th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The Travers Stakes is the oldest major thoroughbred race in the United States as horses compete for the $1 million prize.
If you're heading to the track for the popular event, there are some slight changes to keep in mind.
Grandstand Admission: $5
Clubhouse Admission: $10
Trackside Parking: $10
Oklahoma Preferred Parking: $5
General Parking: free
Saratoga Casino and Raceway: free parking with a shuttle to and from the flat track.
Adult Admission: $17
Child (ages 3-12) Admission: $9
Please note: if you plan to attend the trackside breakfast, you will also be charged the Clubhouse Admission fee.
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
With a long day of racing planned for Travers Day, post time is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. The post position draw was determined on Wednesday.
4. Golden Soul
5. Will Take Charge
7. War Dancer
8. Palace Malice
Verrazano remains the morning line favorite. Other favorites include Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Palace Malice, the Belmont winner.
Bernardini won the Travers in 2006, and also sired each of the last two Travers winners. This year, Bernardini has two more sons, Romansh and Transparent, entered in the race. If Romansh or Transparent win, it would be the first time since the 1860s that one horse sired three straight winners.
Last year's Travers Stakes was one for the history books. The favorite in the race, Alpha, and the long shot, Golden Ticket, ended in a photo finish and resulted in a tie.
Travers: The Tradition
Be sure to watch YNN's special segment that highlights the tradition and history of the Travers Stakes. Tune in at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 5 p.m.
Watch the full show here!
Follow the Spa Spot throughout the day for the latest news from Travers Day.