Will Take Charge Wins Travers; $15,000 Wager Winner Aaron Ditch's Pick Verrazano Comes Up Short


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Contact: Eric Wing

Mark Bardack


Officials from The New York Racing Association, Inc., Northeastern Fine Jewelry and BALL Watch USA present special timepieces to the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers in the winner’s circle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24. The nation’s oldest major stakes race for 3-year-olds was won in an upset by Will Take Charge. Pictured: Winning jockey Luis Saez (far left) holds his watch while Northeastern Fine Jewelry Vice President Gregg Kelly (second from left) presents a watch to winning Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas (third from left) and BALL Watch USA President and CEO Jeff Hess (fifth from right) presents a third watch to winning owner Willis D. Horton (fourth from left). The New York Racing Association, Inc. CEO and President Chris Kay appears on the far right.  Photo:  NYRA


From left to right: Amy Ditch, Marylou Whitney, John Hendrickson, Aaron Ditch and two Saratoga 150 ambassadors.  Ditch wagered on Verrazano, who went off as the 8-5 co-post time favorite. Photo:  NYRA

For more on the 2013 Travers at Saratoga Race Course, visit www.nyra.com.

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