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NYRA Press Release
Updated: March 26, 2024

155th Travers Highlights Saratoga Summer Meet | July 11 - Sep 2

OffTrackBetting.com (OTB) is happy to announce that OTB members will once again be able to bet horse racing from Saratoga Race Course, which will host a 40-day summer meet which will include 71 stakes worth $20.75 million in total purses, highlighted by the 155th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on August 24

Following the four-day opening week, racing will be conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, apart from closing week, when the 2024 summer meet will conclude on Labor Day.

The meet's stakes action kicks off on the July 11 Opening Day card with the Listed $175,000 Schuylerville at six furlongs for juvenile fillies. The action continues Friday, July 12, with two stakes for sophomore fillies in the Listed $150,000 Coronation Cup at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf and the restricted $135,000 Wilton at one-mile on dirt ahead of the meet's first Grade 1 contest on Saturday, July 13, the $500,000 Diana for older fillies and mares going nine-furlongs on the turf. The July 13 card will be supported by an additional pair of $175,000 Grade 3s in the Sanford for juveniles sprinting six furlongs and the Kelso at one-mile on turf for older horses.

The Grade 3, $175,000 Quick Call presented by Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, a sophomore turf sprint, closes out Opening Weekend on Sunday, July 14.

The following Saturday, July 20, will feature the Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at nine furlongs on the main track as sophomore fillies take center stage, headlining a card that also offers the Grade 3, $175,000 Lake George for sophomore fillies traveling one-mile on the grass.

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Week 3 kicks off on Wednesday, July 24 with the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at six furlongs for fillies and mares, one day before the Grade 3, $200,000 Caress for fillies and mares sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs follows on Friday, July 26 ahead of a strong card slated for Saturday, July 27 that features the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at six-furlongs for 3-year-olds and up and the Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy at nine-furlongs for sophomores. Closing out Jim Dandy weekend on July 28 is the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green at 1 3/8 miles on the turf for older horses.

The Listed $135,000 De La Rose, a restricted event for older filly and mare turf milers, is slated for Wednesday, July 31, as part of Whitney Week leading into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale on August 5-6 and the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearling Sale on August 12-13.

The Grade 2, $250,000 Glens Falls for older filly and mare turf marathoners is set for Thursday, August 1, before Whitney Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 2, with the Grade 2, $500,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for sophomore turf milers and the Grade 2, $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oaks Invitational at 1 3/16-miles on turf for sophomore fillies, which has been elevated from Grade 3 status last year.

Whitney Day on Saturday, August 3, features a trio of Grade 1 events, led by the $1 million Whitney at 1 1/8 miles for older horses, offering an automatic berth to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic on November 2 at Del Mar.

Completing the Grade 1s on Whitney Day will be the seven-furlong $500,000 Test presented by Ticketmaster for sophomore fillies and the $600,000 Saratoga Derby Invitational, at 1 3/16-miles on turf for sophomores. Whitney Day will also include the Grade 2, $300,000 Troy for older turf sprinters, which has been elevated from Grade 3 status last year, and the Listed $135,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure, a restricted event at 1 1/16-miles on turf for older horses.

Whitney weekend concludes on Sunday, August 4, with the Grade 3, $200,000 Adirondack at 6 1/2-furlongs for juvenile fillies and the Listed $150,000 Birdstone for older marathoners traveling 1 3/4 miles.

The 155th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the historic 10-furlong test for sophomores, headlines a lucrative card slated for Saturday, August 24. The marquee day of racing will feature four additional Grade 1 contests in the $750,000 Resorts World Casino Sword Dancer, a 1 1/2-mile turf route for 3-year-olds and up that offers a "Win and You're In" berth to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf; the $500,000 Ballerina Handicap, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares awarding a "Win and You're In" berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint; the $500,000 Forego at seven furlongs for older horses; and the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial for sophomores sprinting seven furlongs.

Travers week kicks off on Wednesday, August 21 with the Listed $135,000 John's Call, a restricted event for older turf marathoners and continues on Thursday, August 22, with the Grade 2, $300,000 Ballston Spa at 1 1/16-miles for older turf fillies and mares. The Friday, August 23 card will offer the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign at nine-furlongs for older fillies and mares along with the Listed $150,000 Smart N Fancy for older filly and mare turf sprinters.

New York-breds will take center stage on Sunday, August 25, for New York Showcase Day, featuring six stakes for state-breds worth a combined $1.25 million.

The card is headlined by the $250,000 Albany, a nine-furlong test for sophomores. Also featured are five $200,000 stakes in the Fleet Indian for sophomore fillies; the West Point Handicap presented by Trustco Bank for 3-year-olds and up on turf; and the Yaddo Handicap for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on turf. Also featured are a pair of six-furlong sprints for juveniles in the Funny Cide presented by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and the Seeking the Ante for fillies.

New York-breds will also be highlighted at the Spa with four handicaps each boasting a purse of $125,000, including the Johnstone Mile [August 7] for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up; the John Morrissey [August 8] at six furlongs for 3-year-olds and up; the Evan Shipman [August 9] at one-mile for 3-year-olds and up; and the six-furlong Union Avenue [August 9] for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

Among the other Grade 1 races at the Spa will be the $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial on July 17 which will be contested at an increased distance of 2 3/8-miles, and the $150,000 Jonathan Sheppard Memorial at the same distance on August 14 for steeplechasers; the $600,000 Alabama on Saturday, August 17; and the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap, a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Mile, on Saturday, August 10, to be held on the same card as the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special and the Listed $150,000 Galway.

Closing Weekend of the Saratoga meet will feature a pair of Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" events in the Grade 2, $500,000 Flower Bowl [Filly and Mare Turf] for older fillies and mares traveling 1 3/8 over the turf on Saturday, August 31; and the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup [Classic] at 10 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up on Sunday, September 1.

The August 31 card also includes the Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway for juvenile fillies, part of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Dozen series, as well as the Grade 3, $200,000 Prioress for sophomore filly sprinters. The September 1 card will be supported by the Listed $150,000 Bernard Baruch at 1 1/16 miles on turf for older horses.

Closing Day on Monday, September 2, will feature the Listed $150,000 Harvey Pack for older turf sprinters and the prestigious Grade 1, $300,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds going seven furlongs to conclude the 2024 Saratoga meeting.

2024 Saratoga Summer Meet OTB Schedule

Date Horse Race Grade Purse Age/Sex Distance
Jul 11 Schuylerville Stakes   $175,000 2yo f 6f Dirt
Jul 12 Coronation Cup Stakes   $150,000 3yo f 5.5f Turf
Jul 12 Wilton Stakes   $135,000 3yo f 8f Dirt
Jul 13 Diana Stakes I $500,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf
Jul 13 Kelso III $175,000 4&up 8f Turf
Jul 13 Sanford Stakes III $175,000 2yo 6f Dirt
Jul 14 Quick Call Presented by Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation III $175,000 3yo 5.5f Turf
Jul 17 A.P. Smithwick Memorial I $150,000 4&up 19f Turf
Jul 17 New York Stallion Stakes   $150,000 3yo f 8f Turf
Jul 18 New York Stallion Stakes   $150,000 3yo 8f Turf
Jul 19 Curlin Stakes   $135,000 3yo 9f Dirt
Jul 20 Coaching Club American Oaks I $500,000 3yo f 9f Dirt
Jul 20 Lake George Stakes III $175,000 3yo f 8f Turf
Jul 21 Shuvee Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 9f Dirt
Jul 24 Honorable Miss II $200,000 3&up f/m 6f Dirt
Jul 25 Caress Stakes III $200,000 4&up f/m 5.5f Turf
Jul 26 Amsterdam Stakes II $200,000 3yo 6.5f Dirt
Jul 27 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap I $350,000 3&up 6f Dirt
Jul 27 Jim Dandy Stakes II $500,000 3yo 9f Dirt
Jul 28 Bowling Green II $250,000 4&up 11f Turf
Jul 31 De La Rose Stakes   $135,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf
Jul 31 Jonathan Kiser Memorial   $75,000 4&up 19f Turf
Aug 1 Glens Falls Stakes II $250,000 4&up f/m 12f Turf
Aug 2 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Oaks Invitational II $400,000 3yo f 9.5f Turf
Aug 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame II $500,000 3yo 8f Turf
Aug 3 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes   $135,000 4&up 8.5f Turf
Aug 3 Saratoga Derby Invitational I $600,000 3yo 9.5f Turf
Aug 3 Test S Presented by Ticketmaster I $500,000 3yo f 7f Dirt
Aug 3 Troy Stakes II $300,000 4&up 5.5f Turf
Aug 3 Whitney Stakes I $1,000,000 4&up 9f Dirt
Aug 4 Adirondack Stakes III $200,000 2yo f 6.5f Dirt
Aug 4 Birdstone Stakes   $150,000 4&up 11f Dirt
Aug 7 Johnstone Mile Handicap   $125,000 3&up f/m 8f Dirt
Aug 8 John Morrissey Handicap   $125,000 3&up 6f Dirt
Aug 9 Evan Shipman Handicap   $125,000 3&up 8f Dirt
Aug 9 Union Avenue Handicap   $125,000 3&up f/m 6f Dirt
Aug 10 Fourstardave Handicap I $500,000 3&up 8f Turf
Aug 10 Galway   $150,000 3yo f 5.5f Turf
Aug 10 Saratoga Special Stakes II $200,000 2yo 6.5f Dirt
Aug 11 Mahony Stakes   $150,000 3yo 5.5f Turf
Aug 14 Jonathan Sheppard Steeplechase I $150,000 4&up 19f Turf
Aug 14 Suzie O'Cain Stakes   $125,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf
Aug 15 Rick Violette Stakes   $125,000 3yo 8.5f Turf
Aug 16 Skidmore Stakes   $150,000 2yo 5.5f Turf
Aug 17 Alabama Stakes I $600,000 3yo f 10f Dirt
Aug 17 Lake Placid II $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf
Aug 18 Bolton Landing   $150,000 2yo f 5.5f Turf
Aug 21 John's Call Stakes   $135,000 4&up 13f Turf
Aug 22 Ballston Spa II $300,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Turf
Aug 23 Personal Ensign Stakes I $500,000 4&up f/m 9f Dirt
Aug 23 Smart N Fancy Stakes   $150,000 4&up f/m 5.5f Turf
Aug 24 Ballerina Handicap I $500,000 3&up f/m 7f Dirt
Aug 24 Forego I $500,000 4&up 7f Dirt
Aug 24 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial I $500,000 3yo 7f Dirt
Aug 24 Resorts World Casino Sword Dancer I $750,000 4&up 12f Turf
Aug 24 Travers Stakes I $1,250,000 3yo 10f Dirt
Aug 25 Albany Stakes   $250,000 3yo 9f Dirt
Aug 25 Fleet Indian Stakes   $200,000 3yo f 9f Dirt
Aug 25 Funny Cide Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital   $200,000 2yo 6f Dirt
Aug 25 Seeking the Ante Stakes   $200,000 2yo f 6f Dirt
Aug 25 West Point H Presented by Trustco Bank   $200,000 3&up 8.5f Turf
Aug 25 Yaddo Handicap   $200,000 3&up f/m 8.5f Turf
Aug 28 Michael G. Walsh Stakes   $75,000 4&up 19f Turf
Aug 28 P.G. Johnson Stakes   $150,000 2yo f 8.5f Turf
Aug 29 With Anticipation Stakes III $175,000 2yo 8.5f Turf
Aug 30 Saranac Stakes III $175,000 3yo 8.5f Turf
Aug 31 Flower Bowl II $500,000 4&up f/m 11f Turf
Aug 31 Prioress Stakes III $200,000 3yo f 6f Dirt
Aug 31 Spinaway Stakes I $300,000 2yo f 7f Dirt
Sep 1 Bernard Baruch   $150,000 3&up 8.5f Turf
Sep 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup I $1,000,000 3&up 10f Dirt
Sep 2 Harvey Pack Stakes   $150,000 4&up 5.5f Turf
Sep 2 Hopeful Stakes I $300,000 2yo 7f Dirt
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