PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The marquee race of Saratoga's summer meet, the Grade 1, $1,250,000 Travers Stakes, takes place Saturday, Aug. 26 at approximately 5:45 p.m. ET. For the first time since 1982, the winners of this year's three Triple Crown races, Always Dreaming (Kentucky Derby), Cloud Computing (Preakness Stakes) and Tapwrit (Belmont Stakes), will compete in the race affectionately dubbed the 'Midsummer Derby.' Additionally, the twelve-horse Travers field also includes Girvin and McCraken, the 1-2 finishers in Monmouth's Grade 1 Haskell, Good Samaritan and Giuseppe the Great, the 1-2 finishers in Saratoga's Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Bob Baffert's West Coast, who most recently won the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby.
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- Grade 1, $1,250,000 Travers Stakes
- Grade 1, $1,000,000 Sword Dancer Stakes
- Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes
- Grade 1, $600,000 Forego Stakes
- Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes
- Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes
- Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes
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The Travers Stakes will be broadcast nationally on NBC beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Loran Hickton, Xpressbet Public Relations
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