Generally speaking, I start off by saying this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week is such and such…but not this week. No, actually this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week is more like Horse Racings Race of the Year as we will be taking an in-depth look at the 2013 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York. The “Mid-Summer Derby” has drawn all but one of the top three year old males of 2013 in Orb, Palace Malice and Verrazzano.
The one exception is Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, who injured an ankle in the Haskell Stakes and, as a result, will miss the remainder of the year.
With Oxbow out of the picture, should Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice or Wood Memorial and Haskell winner Verrazano win the Travers that horse would assume the pro-tem division lead and be sitting in the cat-bird seat in as far as winning the year end championship for best three year old male.
You can make a strong case for, or against, any of the aforementi...