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Travers outraces Irene - Aug 27 2011

The Track outraces Irene. Irene might have been moving up the East Coast but that didn't prevent 43,050 fans from packing the Track Saturday for 142nd Travers.

Stay Thirsty did not disappoint. Following a brilliant performance in winning the Jim Dandy earlier at Saratoga Stay Thirsty has taken the lead among three-year old colts for Horse of the Year.

In an earlier race Saturday Uncle Mo in his comeback failed by a nose in the King's Bishop Stakes to Caleb's Posse. Uncle Mo had been an earlier favorite contender until sidelined by a rare liver disorder.

It might have been a hot day but the dress code was in full fashion mode in the Clubhouse and in the Paddock.

Great looking millinery creations are still de rigueur for our women in the Clubhouse.

As Red Smith wrote fifty years ago ‘From New York City you drive north about 175 miles, turn left on Union Avenue and go back 100 year..

Red would have been right at home Saturday.