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  • Old Fashioned preps for the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

    Southwest Starts Old Fashioned's Season

    Unbeaten Old Fashioned, at the top of many early prognostications for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), makes his 2009 debut in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 16.

  • Proceed Bee won his last start, the Grand Canyon in November on the grass at Churchill Downs.

    Professor Z Leads Smarty Jones Field

    A special Monday race card at Oaklawn Jan. 19 features the second running of the Smarty Jones Stakes. The one-mile race will feature a talented field of 3-year olds that could stamp their ticket for a chance at the Arkansas Derby (gr. II), and maybe a shot at the Triple Crown.

  • The Ken McPeek trained Danger to Society

    Ky. Derby Trail: Let the Lists Begin

    With the first Derby Dozen list scheduled for early February, this is a good time to make up a Top 10 list of horses who haven't accomplished enough just yet to make the official list, but who have a good chance of making it in the near future.

  • Patena won the Dec. 6 Display Stakes at Woodbine.

    Lecomte Good Test For Derby Hopefuls

    Indygo Mountain, who broke his maiden impressively Nov. 19 at Churchill Downs but had to be scratched from his next start because of a minor injury, was installed as the 3-1 morning-line choice in the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Jan. 10.

  • Stately Character, winner of the Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder

    Ky. Derby Trail: Thursday Thrills

    Two rocket ships will be launched at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, and don't be surprised if a few of the passengers wind up landing in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.

  • Break Water Edison is among the top choices on Haskin's early Derby 2009 list of horses to watch.

    Ky. Derby Trail: The Future is Now

    Yes, it is early to start thinking about Kentucky Derby future bets, but this is the time of year when you can find the megabombs if you're willing to put your money on a wing and a prayer.