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Capital Region Scrapbook: Float with $1 million on board promotes ’87 Travers race

Young women dressed for a party say hello to horse racing fans during the 1987 Travers Ride and Drive parade. (Gazette file photos by Marc Schultz)
Young women dressed for a party say hello to horse racing fans during the 1987 Travers Ride and Drive parade. (Gazette file photos by Marc Schultz)
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Big horses — and big money — were in downtown Saratoga Springs on Sunday, Aug. 9, 1987. The event was the Travers Ride and Drive parade, then an annual event to celebrate the biggest race of the year at Saratoga Race Course. Horses and carriages rolled Broadway during the morning parade. The New York Racing Association float received the most attention. It was a publicity gimmick — NYRA wanted to advertise the Travers’ first-ever $1 ...


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