09/26/2014 2:36PM

Carson's Start is Markle's best shot in two stakes


AUBURN, Wash. – A total of $115,000 in purse money will be up for grabs Sunday in a pair of stakes races for 2-year-olds on closing day at Emerald Downs, and trainer Dan Markle has a sneaky chance to get a large slice of the pie. He will send out leading contender Carson’s Start in the $50,000 Cahill Road Stakes, and follow a race later with Old Fashioned Grit in the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity.