The 150th Runhappy Travers draws thousands to the Saratoga Race Course

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This year’s Runhappy Travers is all about tradition, as it celebrates the big 1-5-0.

The first people in line arrived at 4:00 pm the day before the big race to make sure they secured the perfect spot.

Gates opened at 7:00 a.m. and security was kicked up a notch to prepare the large number of racing fans in attendance.

Robin Schumacher, the Saratoga Jockey Painter, spent the day at the track to be on-hand when the Travers Stakes was called so she could repaint the silks on the Travers Jockey Statue.

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