11/26/2015 3:12PM

Commissioner makes final career start in Hawthorne Gold Cup


STICKNEY, Ill. – Churchill Downs has two Grade 1 dirt routes for older males – the Stephen Foster in June and the Clark in November. The 4-year-old colt Commissioner started in the Foster this year, going to post as the third choice at a well-backed 3-1 but coming home a distant sixth, and since the Clark was held this week, Commissioner has wound up instead at Hawthorne, where he’ll start as a short-priced favorite Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Gold Cup.