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Travers Stakes Picks and 2021 Wagering Guide Presale
Essential Quality wins the 2021 Jim Dandy (Credit: NYRA)

Travers Stakes Picks and 2021 Wagering Guide Presale

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) will take place at Saratoga. Also known as the “Mid-Summer Derby,” the Travers is one of the oldest stakes races for 3-year-olds in the United States and is the traditional centerpiece of the Saratoga meeting. 

Can Champion Essential Quality paddle his way to victory? Keep reading.

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Inside Track to the 2021 Travers Stakes

The Racing Dudes’ Inside Track to the Travers Stakes combines some of the best handicapping forces in the country. The Dudes have been at it for years, offering handicapping picks and analysis daily for over 9 years. The Racing Dudes handicappers have scoured over these Travers Stakes competitors all year and are ready to cash in BIG!

Your main Dudes Aaron and Jared will be at it again LIVE from the Spa at the Travers Stakes with an exclusive bankroll wagering article only available in this guide. Bet alongside the Dudes, who currently have a 32.9% ROI when teaming up!

The historic $1.25 million “Mid-Summer Derby” headlines a massive card featuring 7 graded stakes (6 Grade 1s) worth nearly $5 million in purses. The undercard includes the $750,000 Sword Dancer (G1), the $600,000 Personal Ensign (G1), the $600,000 Forego (G1), the $500,000 Ballerina (G1), the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (G1), and the $400,000 Ballston Spa (G2). The Sword Dancer, Personal Ensign, and the Ballerina are all Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series events with the winners receiving automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar.

But that’s not all! Along with the 7 graded stakes races Saturday at Saratoga, this Inside Track to the Travers Stakes wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for the entire card!

Travers Picks

Inside Track to the 2021 Travers Stakes

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  •  Race-by-race analysis of all stakes races on the Travers Stakes card, including: 
    • Overview of the Race
    • Race Shape and Pace Analysis
    • Top Selections
    • Major threats
    • Longshots to Use 
    • Exclusive Picks and Plays for each race which include: Win bet, place or show  bet, longshot across the board play, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, horses to use in multi-race wagers, what to play on a straight wager, and what to play on an exotic wager.
  • Race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for the entire Travers Stakes card
  • Travers Stakes Live Bankroll Plays, featuring the exact tickets the Dudes will be playing LIVE at Saratoga for all stakes races on the Travers Stakes card from Racing Dudes’ own Aaron Halterman and Jared Welch
  • Top 4 choices for all stakes races from the expert handicappers at, including Racing Dudes’ Aaron Halterman and Jared Welch, Mike “Saratoga Slim” Spector, Mike “Somobomb” Somich, Curtis “Magic” Kalleward, Ricky “Rocket Man” Pasternak, Papa Dude, and Vinny Blond from Real Dynasty Picks!

Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.

A sample of guide is available for download here. This INSIDE TRACK TO THE TRAVERS STAKES wagering guide is included FREE with any subscription or can be purchased individually by clicking here for $39.95.

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