Whitney, Travers Stakes to highlight the 2017 meet at Saratoga

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Race fans watch racing action prior to the running of the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course will be anchored by the Grade 1 Whitney and the Grade 1 Travers.

The Whitney Stakes will take place on Saturday, August 5 with a purse of $1.2 million. The Travers Stakes will take place on Saturday, August 26 with a purse of $1.25 million.

The 40-day meet will run from July 21 through Labor Day, September 4. The meet includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses.

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