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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gradepoint (1) crosses the finish line ahead of Mr. Jester (2) to win the Risen Star Stakes, Sunday at the Fair Grounds.

    Gradepoint Earns A-List Status in Risen Star

    The connections of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft may have a prime Triple Crown candidate this year with lightly-raced Gradepoint, who posted a resilient come-from-behind win over odds-on favorite Mr. Jester in the $150,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds Sunday.

  • Hopeful winner Silver Wagon, should be recovered from foot bruise.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Big Weekend On and Off Track

    Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) and Sunday's Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) are only some of important 3-year-old races this weekend, along with allowance races featuring Birdstone, Value Plus, and Shaniko.

  • 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.