August 25, 1996 in Sports

Will’s Way Wins Travers

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Will’s Way, trained by H. James Bond, won the Travers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and denied clear-cut leadership of the 3-year-old division to Louis Quatorze and Skip Away.

Making only his sixth start, all of them this year, Will’s Way, ridden by Jorge Chavez, took the lead with a quarter-mile remaining, then outdueled Louis Quatorze for a three-quarter-length victory. Skip Away finished third.

Timarida bolted to the lead in the stretch and outran Perfect Arc to win the $500,000 Beverly D at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill.

The turf race for fillies and mares was marred by the death of Matiara, who broke down on the back stretch. The 4-year-old entered a track ambulance under her own power but died on the way to the stable from internal bleeding, possibly the result of a pelvic fracture.

Scoot To Power beat Sports Town by three-quarters of a length, generating a record parimutuel payoff in the $326,429 Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway in New York.

Scoot To Power paid $84, a record for the opening leg of pacing’s triple crown for 3-year-olds. The previous record was $63.60 for Jade Prince in 1977.

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