NFL Network's Ian Rapoport took in the sights and sounds of historic Saratoga Race Course for one of horse racing's signature events, the Travers Stakes.
Watch as NFL Insider Ian Rapoport describes the history of Saratoga Race Course, its "small town track" feel, the energy of the crowd, and the course's first-rate entertainment offerings.
Listen as Rapoport discusses the overlap between horse racing and football including an anecdote about legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his obsession with the sport of horse racing as described at a recent NFL combine.
Before a near-capacity crowd of 49,672, racehorse Epicenter removed any doubt over his leadership role in the 3-year-old division with a powerhouse performance that accounted for his first Grade 1 victory in the Travers Stakes and helped wash away the sting of runner-up finishes as the favorite in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
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