06/30/2014 12:17PM

Wednesday turf sprint has four stakes winners


Wednesday’s eighth race could easily pass for a stakes race, and indeed, four of the six fillies and mares entered in the $85,000 optional claimer are stakes winners. The term “optional claimer” is a misnomer since all fit the three-other-than allowance condition or the stipulation that allows non-winners of a stakes race this year to enter the six-furlong turf sprint.