Saratoga Day 32: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert LaPenta, Bridlewood Farm, Gainesway Farm, and Whisper Hill Farm’s Tapwrit will try to replicate his winning effort in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) in Saturday’s Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga. Photo by Getty Images

Saratoga Selections By Frank Lyons: Saturday, August 26, 2017

148th Travers Stakes (G1) Graded Line By The Green Sheet

The Green Sheet has expanded its handicapping coverage this summer, as Frank Lyons–Breeder’s Cup winning trainer and former on-air personality with Television Games Network (TVG)–has signed on to give his selections for the 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Frank Lyons/TVG photo

In addition to a multi-year stint as a host and racing analyst on TVG, Lyons saddled 1995 Breeder’s Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer. He also bought and campaigned Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Castledale. He’s currently a bloodstock agent and the host of a weekly radio show in Lexington, Kentucky.

Saturday, August 26th is Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course with a star-studded 13-race program on the docket including seven stakes races–the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1), the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1), the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1), the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1), the $1,000,000 Sword Dancer Stakes (G1T), the $1,250,000 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T).

Frankie touted four winners on Friday’s New York Showcase Day program at The Spa and will be giving out his picks FREE of charge for the duration of Saratoga’s 2017 meet. Click HERE to see who he likes on Travers Day!

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Header image: “Fair High,” oil on board by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898-1955)

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