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Turfway rearranges fall stakes and entry schedules

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 12:00 AM
  • General
  • Kentucky Cup
FLORENCE, KY . . . June 28, 2006 . . . Racing Secretary Richard Leigh has announced a change in the line-up of Turfway Park's Fall Meet stakes races. The change results from moving the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions to the last weekend of the 22-day meet, scheduled September 6 through October 5. Conditions and purses for the races remain the same.

The Kentucky Cup races were moved in part to accommodate horsemen working toward the Breeders' Cup World Championships, scheduled November 4 at Churchill Downs. "Since its first running in 1994, the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions has played an important part in the road to the World Championships," said Turfway president Robert Elliston. "With the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, we decided to move the Kentucky Cup to the end of our meet so that horsemen from across the country could ship one time, taking in the Kentucky Cup and then the great racing at Keeneland's fall meeting."

For 2006, the fall stakes are scheduled as follows.

September 9
TURFWAY PARK FALL CHAMPIONSHIP(G3)

3yo & up, 1 mile, $100,000
Closing August 30

September 16
MARFA STAKES

3yo & up, 6.5 furlongs, $75,000 (includes $15,000 KTDF)
Closing September 6

September 23
WEEKEND DELIGHT STAKES

3yo & up, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs, $75,000
(includes $15,000 KTDF)
Closing September 13

September 30
KENTUCKY CUP DAY OF CHAMPIONS
Classic (G2)

3yo & up, 1-1/8 miles, $350,000(includes $150,000 KTDF)
Closing September 20

Juvenile (G3)
2yo, 1-1/16 miles, $100,000
Closing September 20

Juvenile Fillies (listed)
2yo fillies, 1 mile, $100,000
Closing September 20

Sprint (G3)
3yo, 6 furlongs, $100,000
Closing September 20

Turfway Breeders' Cup (G3)
3yo & up, fillies and mares, 1-1/16 miles, $175,000
(includes $75,000 Breeders' Cup Fund)
Closing September 20


In addition, the Turfway Park Racing Office has instituted a new schedule for entries. Beginning with the Fall Meet, Turfway will take entries on Friday for the following Wednesday; on Saturday for Thursday; on Sunday for Friday; on Wednesday for Saturday; and on Thursday for Sunday. The change results from a decision by all Kentucky tracks to allow additional time for entries; each track will set its own schedule.

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