TURF FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS KENTUCKY OPENINGS THIS WEEKEND
Racing will begin at two venues in the Bluegrass State this week, with Turfway Park opening its doors on Thursday, while Kentucky Downs gets underway on Saturday, highlighted by the Kentucky Turf Cup Festival. The $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (G3) and $50,000 Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf leads the way at the Franklin, Kentucky hotspot. The short meet concludes on September 19.
Turfway Park runs through October 2, but their signature day of the fall meeting is Saturday, 24. On that day, the $200,000 Kentucky Cup S. (G2), $100,000 Kentucky Cup Distaff (G3), $100,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (G3), $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile fillies and $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile will be held.
Racing at Turfway will be held from Thursday through Sunday, with a special post time of 5:30 p.m. EST