From left, Gary Eichin of Glens Falls, Kathleen Monaco of Scotia and Carol Conti of Scotia watch the horses as they enter the paddock on Aug. 24, 1996 — Travers Stakes day. Will’s Way won the 127th running of Saratoga’s biggest race.
Picnics. Hats. Dancing. Friends. Horses.
And luck — maybe enough for the 7-3 exacta and a $300 return on a $2 investment.
They’re all parts of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Over the years, Damascus, Annihilate ’Em, Alydar, Runaway Groom and Sea Hero have been big names during Saratoga’s signature race.
In 1995, some of the big names were Marylou Whitney, Frances Morone and Bonnie von Wiesenthal. For 1996, the lineup included Kathleen Monaco, Carol Conti and Rhys Cole.