The $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT), the feature of Kentucky Downs' four-day live meet, drew a full field of 12, including defending titleholder Rumor Has It and grade I winner Cloudy's Knight.
- Gray or Roan Gelding
- Born 2003
- KY -Bred
Marchfield and Artie Hot, both graded stakes winners a year ago, will look to add another black-type victory to their ledger when they do battle in the $150,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) June 6 on the Woodbine Polytrack.
Trainer Bobby Frankel has the class edge with Southern California invaders Champs Elysees and Sudan, but local hope Presious Passion has the element of surprise in his favor in the $750,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park July 5.
|Trainer||Ernest M. Oare|
|Owner||EMO Stables (Ernest M. Oare)|
|Breeder||Mike G. Rutherford|
|Independent George View Five-Cross Pedigree||Cozzene||Caro (IRE)|
|Ride the Trails|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Mike Ryan, agent||Eaton Sales, agent||$65,000|
|Two-year-old||Brent Johnson||Niall Brennan Stables, agent||$160,000|
|Racing prospect||Randy Pearson||Summerfield, agent for EMO Stables||$8,000|