03/08/2006 1:00AM

Evangeline Downs track report


Jockey Kim McIntosh, seriously injured in a spill in the fourth race at Evangeline Downs on Feb. 23, has taken a major step forward in her recovery, according to family members. McIntosh, of Vinton, La., was awake and alert Sunday morning, a week and a half after suffering a fractured skull.

McIntosh was aboard Scotties Abity in a $12,500 claiming affair when her mount went down, throwing her to the ground. She remains at Lafayette General Hospital, where she has been since the accident.