Nonetheless, there are two outstanding modern exceptions to the rule: Misty Morn won the 1955 Gallant Fox Handicap, and just last November, Dahlia beat colts and horses in the Washington, D.C. International at Laurel. So if Chris Evert does go in the Travers, she has a bit of precedence on her side. Trovato says, "I think the mile and a quarter will suit her better, too, than say, the Marlboro Cup, which is a mile and an eighth and where she'd have to meet older horses like Forego and True Knight."
And if she does go in the Travers Stakes, Chris Evert will get a weight allowance in acknowledgment of her sex. She will also have two other advantages against Little Current: she's the one who has had a race over the track and he's the one who'll be the favorite at the Graveyard.