[photo by Alex Orlov]
“A bit like Cuba’s, Kentucky’s economy depends almost entirely on things that are good for you but are said to be bad for you: Cuba has sugar, rum and tobacco; and Kentucky has bourbon, tobacco, and horse racing. When you see the Derby run on TV, the cameras linger on opulence in hats and horseflesh, and the farms often look like rolling feudal estates, but if you go to Keeneland [sic] racetrack at Lexington you see…real, popular participation in the sport of kings.”
—Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair Magazine
Fall Stars Weekend stakes races include:
Friday, October 8
$175,000 Phoenix Breeders Cup. 8th race. Post time 4:45 pm. (to be televised on ESPN2)
$400,000 Darley Alcibiades. 9th race. Post time 5:20 pm. (to be televised on ESPN2)
Saturday, October 9
$50,000 President of the UAE Cup. For Arabian horses only. 2nd race. Post time 1:36 pm.
$100,000 Woodford. 6th race. Post time 3:40 pm.
$200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America. 7th race. Post time 4:11 pm.
$400,000 Abu Dhabi First Lady. 8th race. Post time 4:42 pm. (ESPN Classic)
$400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity. 9th race. Post time 5:13 pm. (ESPN Classic)
$600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile. 10th race. Post time 5:45 pm. (ESPN Classic)
Sunday, October 10
$100,000 Bourbon. 8th race. Post time 5:11 pm. (ESPN2)
$500,000 Juddmonte Spinster. 9th race. Post time 5:44 pm. (ESPN2)
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