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A Thrilling Race; Events Planned Through Sept. 4

Day Trip: Saratoga Race Course

West Coast, ridden by Mike Smith, won the Travers Stakes in Saratoga Springs. Photo by Coglianese Photos

Saturday, Aug. 26, began cool and foggy, but developed into a beautiful clear, bright, late summer day in the Northeast. In a way, the day was a metaphor for how racing’s most prestigious event, the 148th Travers Stakes, unfolded late that afternoon at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 

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