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2004 Travers Stakes Results



Pomeroy winning the 2004 King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.

Walter Pitcher
Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Pomeroy took advantage of an equipment change and the misfortune of others Saturday afternoon to post a 1 1/2-length victory in the 20th running of the Grade 1$250,000 King's Bishop. The seven-furlong sprint for three-year-olds was the undercard feature on Travers Day.

Pomeroy, making his fifth start of the season, also made his first start of the year without blinkers. He rated well behind a pace of :22; :44 3/5 an 1:08 2/5, and then held off Florida invader Weigelia to win in 1:20 4/5. The winning time is a stakes record, topping Forestry's 1999 mark of 1:21. The track record is 120 2/5, held by Darby Creek Road (August 8, 1978).

"He's a lovely horse," said winning trainer Patrick Biancone. "Today was the first time he rated in a Grade 1. He produced today the way we expected him to produce. He's going to be a very nice seven-furlong/miler. He may be a very good sprinter next year. We took off the blinkers today, and he was much more relaxed. He had a lot of speed, and he still has the same, but he is a lot more relaxed."

Results chart from Equibase

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