08/06/2008 12:00AM

A stakes for everyone closing weekend


Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, Appaloosas, and Paints will take part in stakes during closing weekend of this session. On Saturday, Quarter Horses will compete in the finals of the Grade 2, $62,000 Mile High Derby at 400 yards; Thoroughbreds will meet in the $25,000 Spicy Handicap at 1 1/16 miles; and Arabians will run in the $20,000 Soaring Eagle Distaff at 1 1/16 miles.

Sunday's card includes the finals of the Grade 2, $114,000 Mile High Futurity for Quarter Horses at 400 yards; the $15,000 Harvest Cup Futurity at 350 yards for Paints and Appaloosas; and the $20,000 Rocky Mountain Arabian Cup at 1 1/8 miles. Thoroughbreds will close out the stakes action in the $30,000 Gold Rush Futurity at six furlongs.

o Trainer Jim Kerr capped off his best day of the year here last Saturday with a hard-fought victory in the $22,000 colts and gelding division of the CTBA Stallion Stakes. Kerr-trained runners finished one-two in the race, as The Latest Twist prevailed by a neck over Mile High Twist. Earlier on the nine-race card, Kerr won the second race with I Know Perks and the sixth with Blaze of Finesse.