09/30/2015 11:11AM

Turf Sprint: Channel Marker tries to take Bauer to big dance


Channel Marker could be the first Breeders’ Cup starter for 30-year-old Kentucky native Phil Bauer. The horse’s road to the championship series runs through Keeneland on Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Woodford. The 5 1/2-furlong race is a key prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, which will be run over the same distance and course Oct. 31.