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Turfway Park sets fall stakes schedule

Thursday, August 7, 2003 12:00 AM
  • General
Live racing returns September 3
FLORENCE, KY . . . August 7, 2003 . . . Live Thoroughbred racing thunders back into Northern Kentucky on September 3 when Turfway Park opens its 18th annual fall meet. Eight stakes races, five of them graded, spark the 22-day schedule. Highlighting that elite list are the Kentucky Cup Classic (GII) and the Turfway Breeders’ Cup Stakes (GIII), both part of the 10th annual Kentucky Cup Day of Champions on September 13.

The Turfway Breeders’ Cup Stakes is one of 75 graded stakes races sponsored by the Breeders’ Cup on the road to the 2003 World Thoroughbred Championships in October. Purses for the yearlong Breeders’ Cup stakes schedule total more than $19 million.

2003 Turfway Park Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

Saturday, September 6
WEEKEND DELIGHT STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs
$75,000 guaranteed
(includes $15,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, August 27

Saturday, September 13
KENTUCKY CUP DAY OF CHAMPIONS
KENTUCKY CUP CLASSIC (GII)
3-year-olds and upward, 1-1/8 miles
$350,000 guaranteed
(includes $150,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 3

TURFWAY BREEDERS’ CUP STAKES (GIII)
3-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, 1-1/16 miles
$175,000 guaranteed
(includes $75,000 Breeders’ Cup Fund)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 3


KENTUCKY CUP JUVENILE STAKES (GIII)
2-year-olds, colts and geldings, 1-1/16 miles
$100,000 guaranteed
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 3

KENTUCKY CUP SPRINT (GIII)
3-year-olds, 6 furlongs
$100,000 guaranteed
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 3

KENTUCKY CUP JUVENILE FILLIES
2-year-olds, fillies, 1 mile
$100,000 guaranteed
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 3

September 20, 2003
MARFA STAKES
3-year-olds and upward, 6-1/2 furlongs
$75,000 guaranteed
(includes $15,000 KTDF)
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 10

September 27, 2003
TURFWAY PARK FALL CHAMPIONSHIP (GIII)
3-year-olds and upwards, 1 mile
$100,000 guaranteed
Stakes closing: Wednesday, September 17

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