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2012 Travers Stakes Results: Dead Heat Photo Finish Between Upstart Golden Ticket, Heavy Favorite Alpha

The $1 million Travers Stakes ended in dramatic fashion Saturday, with 33-1 longshot Golden Ticket and heavy favorite (2-1) Alpha hitting the wire at the same time for a photo finish dead heat.

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Travers Stakes 2012: Latest Odds And Favorites

Alpha, the Jim Dandy winner, was given 5-2 morning line odds -- the best in the field -- Thursday as the 11-horse field for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course was finalized. The post time for Saturday's race is 5:46 p.m. ET and the race will be a part of a two-hour broadcast for NBC.

Alpha edged Nonios (4-1) and Neck'n Neck (9-2) who earned the second and third best odds, respectively. Street Life, winner of the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga earlier in the meet, earned a 5-1 line.

Here is the rest of the morning line via And Down The Stretch They Come.

  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. Nick N' Neck, 9-2
  9. Liaison, 8-1
  10. Nonios, 4-1
  11. Fas Falcon, 20-1

For more on the Tavers Stakes, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Meanwhile, And Down The Stretch They Come has everything on the Travers' and horse racing.

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