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3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd


STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

The network announced the numbers Tuesday. American Pharoah was beaten by 16-1 long shot Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

It was the most-watched Travers Stakes in the last 20 years, with 2.0 million viewers during the full telecast. It had 3.4 million viewers on ABC when Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner Thunder Gulch won the event on Aug. 19, 1995.