• By Vanessa Seitz Midway, Correspondent

Midway News and Views


Midway News Halloween Fest in Midway Oct. 26 Come to Midway for lots of spooky family fun the Saturday before Halloween! From 5-7 p.m., there will be a “Not So Scary Haunted Trail” in Walter Bradley Park and pumpkin decorating in the Courtyard. There will also be a “Ghost Walk of Downtown” and at 7:30 p.m., the movie “Hocus Pocus” in the Courtyard. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Midway Maker’s Market There are lots of events scheduled this October at Midway Maker’s Market located at 130 E. Main Street.

Sewing Class – learn to make a handbag on Oct. 5 Join Brandi Mabe of Paradise Bags by Brandi for four classes (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 12-2 p.m. each day for step by step instructions to make your own purse. A beautiful pattern with exquisite finishing touches, this class is appropriate for any sewing level familiar with sewing machines. Participants must bring sewing machine to class each week. More information and registration forms are available at Midway Makers Market. Look for them on Facebook.

Cozy Crochet Tailgating Hat workshop On Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2-5 p.m., you can make that festive tailgating or ball game hat for those cool days. The workshop is for beginners and up. Hats will be on display at Midway Makers Market showing the design, and all supplies are provided. We just need you. Ages: teen- adults. The cost is $25 plus $8 for supplies. Snacks will be provided by the farm. You can register by calling or visiting Midway Makers Market or contact the farm via Facebook or email farminfo@doveslandingfarm. The workshop is in conjunction with Doves Landing Farm.

Makers Apprentice free kids activity On Saturday, Oct. 19. at 10 a.m., there will be a free kids activity taught by the teen Makers Apprentice Group. Stop in between 10 and 11 a.m. A parent or guardian must remain on premises.Halloween necklace On Oct. 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., you can learn how to make an easy and fun Halloween necklace. You can create a necklace with either a Jack-O-Lantern, skull or a bat.

Amazing World of Bones workshop Come join the spooky bones mystery, using owl pellets to recreate the prey through bones and draw the results. Recommended ages are 6 to 10 years. The cost is $25 plus $8 for supplies. The workshop takes place Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4-6 p.m. in conjunction with Doves Landing Farm. For this and all the above craft events, contact Midway Makers Market in Midway or find them on Facebook.

Midway Presbyterian Church cookbook The free cookbook, compiled by Girl Scout Group 1913 and Midway Presbyterian Church is now available at Midway City Hall, Midway Presbyterian Church and Historic Midway Gift Store.

Midway Branch of the Woodford County Library Everything Equine Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Experience the world of horses in this hands-on learning exhibit at the Equestrians Center of Midway University. Watch student equestrians demonstrate riding styles, talk with a jockey, “ride” a wooden horse, and more! This free event for families is co-sponsored by the Midway Branch Library and Midway University. Please call (859) 846-4014 to sign up for this program. There are also many fall-themed and Halloween-themed events at the Midway branch of the Woodford County library this month. Stop by and check out all that they have on offer for adults, teens and children, or check out their webpage at woodfordcountylibrary.com/calendar.

Midway Views Code of Honor wins the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup for Lane’s End Farm Lane’s End Farm’s Code of Honor ran yet another impressive race on Saturday at Belmont Park to capture the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, but not without some added drama. In a year that has seen more than its fair share of races decided by officials, stewards had to weigh in yet again to declare the eventual winner. The 3-year-old Code of Honor and 4-year-old Vino Rosso battled it out head to head down the stretch. At the wire, Code of Honor, piloted by John Velazquez, had moved past horses around the turn and looked like he might pass Vino Rosso, but Irad Ortiz kept the momentum going and held off the younger challenger. However, a stewards’ inquiry just after they crossed the wire disqualified Vino Rosso. The head-on video shows that out of the gate, Vino Rosso bumped Code of Honor three times, enough for the stewards to unanimously elevate Code of Honor to the winner’s circle and disqualify Vino Rosso. Lane’s End’s Farm manager Mike Cline commented, “It’s always a bit more special to win a Grade 1 like the Travers or the Jockey Club Gold Cup with a horse the farm bred and raised.” This win was the third consecutive win for the colt, including the victory last time out in the G1 Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga. This weekend’s win brings Code of Honor’s earnings to $2,298,320. This was the second time the horse’s owner, William Farish, has won the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Farish also owns Lane’s End Farm on Midway Road and stands Code of Honor’s sire, Noble Mission. Farish had previously won the Gold Cup with Mineshaft, which now stands as a stallion at the Woodford County farm. This spring, the Kentucky Derby was won by Maximum Security, but after a stewards’ inquiry, the colt was placed 17th, Country House was deemed the eventual winner and Code of Honor moved from third to second. Plans for Code of Honor’s next start are to be decided over the next few days. The colt could run in the Breeder’s Cup at Santa Anita, but the long-term plans are that the colt will continue racing in 2020 as a 4-year-old.

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