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Youngsters Step Up in Big Stakes This Weekend / Friday, September 17, 2021

After scoring maiden wins 10 days apart in August, Magnolia Midnight and Dripping Gold both are lined up for big stakes engagements this weekend.

Magnolia Midnight graduated by 7+ lengths on August 17 at Colonial Downs and is back home at Churchill Downs for Saturday’s $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), a Win and You’re In qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and also the first official prep for the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Corey Lanerie rides Magnolia Midnight for trainer Dallas Stewart.

Dripping Gold prevailed by 2 lengths in his debut on August 7 at Saratoga and on Sunday he will pursue a third win in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes for West Point Thoroughbreds since 2017. Joel Rosario has the call on Dripping Gold, a son of Lemon Drop Kid, for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.

West Point previously captured the Summer, a Win and You’re In prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), with Untamed Domain and Decorated Invader.

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