11/22/2013 4:49PM

Hawthorne Gold Cup field coming together


The new, post-Breeders Cup-situated Hawthorne Gold Cup should have at least a decent field when it’s run Nov. 30, though perhaps not one quite befitting of a Grade 2 race with a $350,000 purse. A lack of high-class depth, however, was not hard to anticipate with the race going head-to-head against the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.