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  • Limehouse Right at Home at Keeneland

    A quick quiz. How many of the starters in the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes won the last time out? The answer: two, Limehouse and California shipper Preachinatthebar. In fact, LIMEHOUSE has won his last two. We pick him to run his streak to three in Saturday's Blue Grass.

  • Value Plus among the many gray hopefuls on Derby road.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Amazing Grays, How Sweet the Sound

    Never before has there been a long gray line of 3-year-olds like the one that is heading for Churchill Downs this year. The question is, is there some mysterious force being emitted from the Twin Spires that is drawing all these grays to Louisville? There just might be.

  • Value Plus among this year's prominent gray Derby hopefuls.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Amazing Grays, How Sweet the Sound

    Never before has there been a long gray line of 3-year-olds like the one that is heading for Churchill Downs this year. The question is, is there some mysterious force being emitted from the Twin Spires that is drawing all these grays to Louisville? There just might be.

  • Midway Road Returns Thursday at FG

    On Thursday Midway Road is scheduled to make his first start since June. His trainer Neil Howard is also looking ahead to the next starts for Breakaway, Gradepoint, and Shadow Cast.

  • Louisiana Derby puts several -- including winner Wimbledon -- solidly into ranks of Derby prospects.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Weekend Stakes Help Clear Picture...Somewhat

    Here we are a week into March and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture is still pretty muddled, with many of the leading contenders either lightly raced and lightly tested this year or uncertain to get the mile and a quarter. But at least the San Rafael (gr. II) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) provided some stimulating performances.

  • Wimbledon charges to the victory in the Louisiana Derby.

    Maturing Wimbledon Aces Louisiana Derby

    Though slow to develop, Wimbledon justified trainer Bob Baffert's supreme confidence Sunday, winning the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds with a superb finishing kick.

  • Read the Footnotes' Fountain of Youth was a tribute to the colt's tenacity and courage and his trainer's ability to get him fit off a layoff.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Big Weekend Helps Clear Picture

    Even with the injury to Second of June, it's refreshing to finally have a weekend that held true to form and helped put several pieces of the puzzle together rather than creating more confusion, as has often been the case in recent years.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: 2-Year-Old Riches Still Abound

    This is the eighth in a series of early looks at next year's potential Derby horses. With the Remsen Stakes and Kentucky Jockey Club to be run Saturday, and the Hollywood Futurity next month, there still are a number of exciting 2-year-olds who could vault into prominence.