This time of year, florists at Dehn’s are preparing for a tradition that has been in existence since 1994. That is, adorning the Traver’s Stakes winner with a blanket of hand-picked and hand-sewn flowers. Dehn’s florist Susan Garrett suggested the idea to the New York State Racing Association back in 1994, and the tradition has continued since. In fact, the tradition has even grown, as the winner of the prestigious Belmont Stakes is also blanketed with flowers from Dehn’s. So, this year, whether a longshot or the favorite visits the Traver’s winners circle, one thing is for certain, they will be adorned with flowers that have deep roots in Saratoga history.