Travers Day Full-card Analysis by Rich Nilsen

with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Past Results:  Nilsen selected the winner of the 2022 Travers, Epicenter, but missed the exacta.  He gave out two spot plays, the second one Wicked Groove won the finale.  He paid a whopping $18.20 win and keyed a winning $98.00 exacta!  Nilsen put his first sheet since the 2023 Derby with the Whitney Stakes and crushed the card, nailing 10-1 winner White Abarrio!  Read more about he came up with this selection over the big favorite Cody’s Wish.

On the 2021 Travers’ sheet analysis he had all 13 winners listed among his selections for each race.  In 2016 Nilsen crushed the Travers Day card, selecting Haveyougoneaway who upset the G1 Ballerina at odds of 10-1!   But Nilsen wasn’t done.  He followed up that score up by giving out top selection ARROGATE, track-record winner of the G1 Travers Stakes who paid an amazing $25.40 to win for followers of the sheet.  Another top pick ran 2nd at odds of 17-1 in race 3 on that day, returning a huge place payoff.

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About This Year’s Travers Day Report

Rich Nilsen is the founder of and one of the top tournament players in the country as a winner of 8 major handicapping contests and an 18x NHC qualifier.

Nilsen only does a few sheets a year and this is one of them.  He offers up his full-card analysis for Saratoga on Saturday, August 26th.

The analysis provides selections for every race plus 3 best bet spot plays along with wagering strategies.  Each race includes Nilsen’s detailed pace scenario which explains how the race will set up.  Nilsen provides his top selection for the Travers’ Stakes,  commentary  and he offers up his recommended  Trifecta wagers for the big race.

Put an expert on your side as you attack Saratoga on their biggest day of the year. Get all 13-races for a very affordable price while also supporting a GREAT cause.

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2023 Travers’s Day – All 13 Races

Affordable at only $19.77 for the full card.


Download instantly to any device. 11-page PDF document.

This sheet contains:

  • Top selections for all 13 races
  • OFF-the-Turf selections, including one bomber if the races come off the grass
  • Sophisticated Pace Scenario for all 13 races
  • 3 Spot Plays (Best Bets) on the undercard w/ wagering strategies
  • Analysis of the 2023 Travers Stakes with Win and Trifecta strategies.

The Travers Day card features over $1.6 Million in Guaranteed wagers.

Previous Travers’ Testimonials:

“Rich: nice job Travers Day! Thanks to Arrogate, you gave me a good day. How in the world did you land on him? I suspect you’re doing some kind of voodoo pace analysis. If you ever decide to give lessons or a seminar, let me know.” ~ Kelley S.

“Great job, Rich!” ~ Jeff S.


About Rich Nilsen

Founder of, Nilsen is the winner of 8 major handicapping tournament and an 18-time qualifier to the 3 million-dollar National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).  There are a lot of pretenders out there.  Get affordable, expert advice for this year’s awesome 13-race Travers card.


Get selections for all 13 races on the Saratoga Saturday card.  Download now for only $19.97 to any device.


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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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