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Travers Day about more than horses

Kevin Kellish of Schenectady, left, and Lara Kanover, Chris Markowicz, and Kristen Bourikas, all of Boston, relax under the skeleton of a tent Saturday at Saratoga Race Course after they realized they left the tent portion in Massachussets.
Kevin Kellish of Schenectady, left, and Lara Kanover, Chris Markowicz, and Kristen Bourikas, all of Boston, relax under the skeleton of a tent Saturday at Saratoga Race Course after they realized they left the tent portion in Massachussets.
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A short, dramatic opera took place late Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course. The “singing” began at 5:46 p.m., when 10 horses burst from the starting gate in the Travers Stakes. “Nobody wants it,” volunteered a baritone voice, as every thoroughbred looked even during the first seconds. “Go Shackleford! Take it!” “Shackleford’s going to die,” answered a somber voice. “Just like at the Belmont!” “No!” answered the first. “He has a high, cruising speed!” A ...

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