Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic.
Trainer Al Stall Jr. has his 3-year-old War Front gelding primed for another strong effort, and has seen the increase in maturity one would expect in a sophomore runner as the seasons have turned.
Holiday Mischief, tracking odds-on favorite Sunbean all the way, collared the leader in the final strides for a head victory in a 16-1 upset in the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes Aug. 3 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
Star Guitar won the Louisiana Premier Night Championship for the fourth consecutive time, rallying from last early to capture the $200,000 event by 3 1/4 lengths on the night of Feb. 4 at Delta Downs.
Prominent jockey Rosie Napravnik injured both ankles when thrown from her mount, Benwill, behind the gate prior to the sixth race at Fair Grounds.
Review the races from Delta Downs including the $1 Million Delta Jackpot. view slideshow
Proven over the Arlington Park turf course this year, grade II winner Willcox Inn switches Illinois venues to Hawthorne Racecourse for the first time in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Sponsored by TVG Oct. 15.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bauers Got Hours||Corale A. Richards||
|Benwill||Jose R. Mendez||
|Cajun Charlie||Brian S. House||
|Cavalero||John Troy Hardy||
|Chongo||Michael R. Whitelaw||
|Gospel Lesson||Keith G. Bourgeois||
|Its Mr Slew to You||Roland L. Bruno||
|Lucky Rave (GB)||Keith G. Bourgeois||
|Runaway Stephen||Karl Broberg||
|Sound Effect||Chris Dorris||
|Unlatch||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|English Channel S.||BEL|
|Athenia S. (gr. III)||BEL|
|Rood and Riddle Dowager S. (gr. IIIT)||KEE|