About Carr de Naskra: Carr de Naskra, owned by Virginia Kraft Payson won the famous Travers Stakes on Travers Day at the Saratoga Race Course in 1984.
This race, which is run on a Saturday in late August dates back to 1864. This one-and-a-quarter-mile "Midsummer Derby" for three year olds is the oldest major thoroughbred race in America - not to mention one of the biggest events in Saratoga Springs.
The much talked about Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the most popular race throughout the Saratoga meet. Thousands flock to Saratoga Springs each year to experience the thrilling excitement of the Travers Stakes Race on Travers Day where the purse has climbed to well over $1,000,000.