Travers Stakes Nominees Line Up

2016 Travers Stakes winner Arrogate with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard
2016 Travers Stakes winner Arrogate with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard

There are 17 three year-old colts nominated to the 2017 Travers Stakes, to be run on August 26, over 1 1/4 miles on the Saratoga Race Course’s dirt surface. Post positions for the races’ entrants will be drawn on Tuesday, August 22.

The purse for the Travers is $1,250,000; $670,000 will go to the winner, $230,000 to second, and runs precipitously down to $25,000 for eighth place. With such prize money, the fees entailed with running on the Travers are substantial. Nomination to the race costs $1,250, actual entering is $9,000, with an additional $9,750 if and when a horse starts. If the deadline for nomination was missed, a horse can be supplemented for $12,500 in addition to the entry and starting fees. The horses will carry 126 pounds.

Horses nominated to the Travers Stakes are:

(Entrant, color/gender.age, Owner, Trainer; Lifetime earnings)

ALWAYS DREAMING, dk b/.c.3, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Todd A. Pletcher; $2,344,700

CLOUD COMPUTING, dk b/.c.3, Klaravich Stables, Chad C. Brown; $1,089,000

FAYEQ, b.c.3, Shadwell Stable, Kiaran P. McLaughlin; $99,520

GIRVIN, dk b/.c.3, Brad Grady, Joe Sharp; $1,574,400

GIUSEPPE THE GREAT, b.c.3, Mossarosa, Nicholas P. Zito; $287,500

GOOD SAMARITAN, b.c.3, WinStar Farm, William I. Mott; $767,616

GUNNEVERA, ch.c.3, Antonio Sano, Antonio Sano; $1,277,200

IRAP, b.c.3, Reddam Racing LLC, Doug F. O'Neill; $1,357,600

LOOKIN AT LEE, b.c.3, L and N Racing LLC, Steven M. Asmussen; $1,052,795

MCCRAKEN, b.c.3, Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC, Ian R. Wilkes; $672,228

OUTPLAY, b.c.3, Repole Stable, Todd A. Pletcher; $163,000

PATCH, b.c.3, Calumet Farm, Todd A. Pletcher; $417,520

PAVEL, gr/ro.c.3, Reddam Racing LLC, Doug F. O'Neill; $62,400

PERFECT PARTNER, b.c.3, Gary Barber, Mark E. Casse; $91,200

TAPWRIT, gr/ro.c.3, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Todd A. Pletcher; $1,143,902

TIMELINE, ch.c.3, Woodford Racing, LLC, Chad C. Brown; $273,000

WEST COAST, b.c.3, Gary and Mary West, Bob Baffert; $323,800

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