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This Saturday is one of summer’s biggest days of racing: Runhappy Travers Stakes day at Saratoga. The $1.25-million race tops a spectacular card of six Grade 1 races in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and has attracted many of the top 3-year-olds in the country.

Brush up on your Travers trivia with the 12 fun facts below.

Accelerate made one thing certain in the $1 million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes Aug. 18 at Del Mar. On the West Coast, he’s the top handicap horse, and it’s not close.

Accolades beyond that will be decided soon enough.

Don Alberto Stable’s three-time Grade 1 winner and champion Unique Bella has been retired from racing after an ankle injury was discovered following her workout Aug. 18 at Del Mar.

Eskimo Kisses was last of all early but full of run when it counted on Aug. 18 in the $600,000, Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

The glamour division in horse racing takes center stage each spring, when 3-year-olds preparing for and going through the Triple Crown series made up of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes get the majority of attention.

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