Was it the pace as Frosted challenged American Pharoah and even briefly took the lead that wore down the Triple Crown winner to allow Keen Ice running off the pace have the reserve to surge to the front to take the Travers.
Or perhaps, Saratoga is the Graveyard of Champions.
50,000 (Paid admission) but more were there for the 146th running of the Travers to wonder what happened to the horse of our generation.
The fans were there to see American Pharoah and they were rooting for the Pharoah.
Crowds lined the Paddock six deep. Inside the Paddock, owners, trainers, invited guests, packed every spot - so many that Paddock people had to exit on the same path the horses take to the track.