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Rochester wins KC Turf on DQ

Updated: September 20, 2003, 8:37 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

FRANKLIN, Ky. -- Rochester, the defending champion, was declared the winner of the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf after the first-place finisher, Art Variety, was disqualified for interference in deep stretch in the showcase race of the Kentucky Downs meet Saturday.

Art Variety, a Brazilian import who would have given jockey Rafael Bejarano his third win in the day's four-race Turf Festival, was disqualified after narrowly finishing ahead of Rochester and Quest Star in the KC Turf. The stewards ...

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