08/15/2001 12:00AM



Turfway Park has released the stakes schedule for its upcoming fall meet, which again will be highlighted by the six-race Kentucky Cup series on Sept. 22.

The Kentucky Cup Classic, which has had its purse lowered from $500,000 to $400,000 this year, is the richest of the Kentucky Cup races. Include and Guided Tour are among the top handicap horses being pointed to the Grade 2, 1 1/8-mile Classic.

The rest of the Kentucky Cup series consists of the Turfway Park Breeders' Cup, the Sprint, the Juvenile, the Juvenile Fillies, and Starter Stakes.

Last year, Kentucky Cup races were won by Point Given, Captain Steve, Spain, Caller One, and Miss Pickums, all of whom went on to win graded races elsewhere.

In all, nine stakes are set for the 22-day meet, which runs Sept. 5 through Oct. 4. Keeneland begins a 17-day meet on Oct. 5.

The $700,000 Kentucky Cup turf series at Kentucky Downs will be run Sept. 23.