Mike Maker quartet leads Kentucky Turf Cup

The Grade III, $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup headlines the Saturday action at Kentucky Downs. The 1 1/2-mile grass clash lured a full field of 12 and two also-eligibles. The Turf Cup goes as the last of 10 races; estimated post time is 6:42 p.m. EST. Plenty of top jockeys will make the trip this Saturday,…

Mojovation has upper hand in Hopeful

Eight two-year-old colts will line up on Labor Day for the Grade I Hopeful Stakes; Saratoga’s traditional closing feature. They’ll be asked to go seven furlongs on the main oval in pursuit of a $350,000 purse. The Hopeful is Race 9 on a 10-race program; post time is 5:05 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to play…

Wide-open Debutante anchors strong Saturday card at Del Mar

A field of eight will line up for the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante this Saturday. The two-year-old fillies will go seven furlongs on the main course. The Del Mar Debutante is Race 7 of 11 on a stacked card, and estimated post is 8:10 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel…

Gun Runner should run away with Woodward

The Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes is the headliner for this year’s final Saturday card at Saratoga. Breeders’ Cup Classic contender GUN RUNNER is matched up against just four others for this 1 1/8-mile test. Post time for the Woodward, the 11th of 12 races on the program, is 6:46 p.m. EST. Be sure to…