2012 Travers Stakes: Post Positions Set For 143rd Running At Saratoga

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: Bob Baffert, trainer of Bodemeister, watches his horse train in preparation for the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The post position draw for this weekend's Travers Stakes took place Wednesday morning and current favorite Alpha will run from the sixth position. Alpha, who captured the Jim Dandy Stakes and ran in this year's Kentucky Derby, was listed at 5-2 as the morning line favorite. Here's a complete list of the post positions and odds as of Wednesday morning (via BloodHorse.com):

1. Speightscity, 30-1
2. Five Sixteen, 15-1
3. Golden Ticket, 20-1
4. Stealcase, 15-1
5. Street Life, 5-1
6. Alpha, 5-2
7. Atigun, 12-1
8. Neck 'n Neck, 9-2
9. Liaison, 8-1
10. Nonios, 4-1
11. Fast Falcon, 20-1

The field, which does not feature many of the Triple Crown draws, took another hit on Wednesday morning when it was announced that Hansen would not run. Last year's juvenile champion has an injured tendon and his co-owner, Dr. Kendall Hansen, said he will likely retire and not run again.

Liaison, a Bob Baffert trained horse, entered at 8-1 and will run for the ninth position. Haskell runner-up Nonios was the second choice at 4-1.

Stay tuned to SB Nation New York for more on the 2012 Travers Stakes. For all your horse racing news, visit SB Nation's And Down The Stretch They Come.

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