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Crowd bears witness to history at Travers (with sidebars, video, photo galleries)

The Traver's Stakes Winner's Circle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Traver's Stakes Winner's Circle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
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A crowd of more than 46,000 at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday were treated to a sight that hasn’t been seen in almost 140 years: The 143rd running of the Travers was a dead heat between Alpha and Golden Ticket. It was the first time the race ended in a tie since 1874. Jim Vella, 56, of Long Island, has been coming to the track since he was a child and had never seen ...

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