About the Author

Vic Zast

Vic ZastVic Zast is uniquely qualified to write a book about “The History and Art of 25 Travers.” He has witnessed 45 Travers Stakes.

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About the Artist

Greg Montgomery

Greg MontgomeryGreg Montgomery, a native of Washington, D.C., moved to Saratoga in 1980, and produced his first Travers poster after seeing a shabby broadside announcing the historic race in a storefront window.

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25 Travers book cover
9" x 12" coffee-table book
Over 120 historic photos
Daily Racing Form charts for all 25 Travers


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The History and Art of the Travers

By Vic Zast, with the posters and art of Greg Montgomery

Foreword by Carl Nafzger, Hall of Fame trainer of Street Sense, 2007 Travers Stakes winner

“This book is a must for anyone who loves racing at Saratoga, anyone who has watched a Travers, or anyone who loves racing history. 25 Travers is a walk down memory lane."

– Mark Simon, Editor, Thoroughbred Times

Publisher’s Review

(NORTH COUNTRY BOOKS, Utica, New York) Keeping a streak alive was never a thought to author Vic Zast and artist Greg Montgomery when each began to record memories and images of the Travers Stakes.

Zast, a Buffalo, N.Y. native, had spent at least a day at Saratoga Racecourse during the month of August for the last 45 years. Montgomery, who moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. from Washington, D.C. in 1980, created his first of 25 Travers posters in 1986.

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