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If American Pharoah runs in Travers, NYRA would raise stakes

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah checks out the

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah checks out the crowd surrounding the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, June 13, 2015. Credit: AP / Garry Jones

The New York Racing Association announced Saturday that if Triple Crown winner American Pharoah runs in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 29 at Saratoga, it will raise the purse from $1.25 million to $1.6 million.

The winner's share would increase $210,000 to $960,000.

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