FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Ask Joe||Margin: head||$36,000|
2006 | Gray or Roan Gelding | Najran - Heavenly Halo, Grindstone
Sire: Najran, Gray or Roan, 1999. Raced 3 years. 15 starts, 7 wins, $483,448. Lifetime: 90 yearlings sold, median $7,250.
Broodmare Sire: Grindstone, Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. In 2009: 1.34 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds Sale 2008, $42,000.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2007 Yearling Sale, $18,000.
|2||Big Push||Margin: ½||$12,000|
2006 | Bay Horse | Black Mambo - Listentothebells, Allen's Prospect
Sire: Black Mambo, Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 21 starts, 3 wins, $100,790. Lifetime: 53 yearlings sold, median $6,700.
Broodmare Sire: Allen's Prospect, Bay, 1982.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2008 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $45,000.
|3||Valid Stripes||Margin: 1¾||$6,600|
2006 | Bay Gelding | Valid Expectations - Eccentric Lady, Earn Your Stripes
Sire: Valid Expectations , Bay, 1993. Raced 3 years. 27 starts, 12 wins, $596,092. Lifetime: 215 yearlings sold, median $20,000. In 2009: 1.45 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Earn Your Stripes, Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
Fasig-Tipton Texas 2007 Yearling Sale, $10,000.
Scratched: Beer Pong.
|1||Ask Joe||Miguel Mena||Steve Klesaris|
|2||Big Push||Robby Albarado||Richard R. Scherer|
|3||Valid Stripes||Kirk Paul LeBlanc||Amos Laborde|
|4||Citizen||Francisco C. Torres||Bernard S. Flint|
|5||Map of the World||Curt C. Bourque||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|6||Northern Prince||Jesus Lopez Castanon||Steve Margolis|
|7||Special Heart||Jamie Theriot||William H. Fires|
|8||It Happened Again||Terry J. Thompson||J. Larry Jones|
|9||Merkel||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steven M. Asmussen|
|10||Doc's Friend||Gabriel Saez||J. Larry Jones|
|11||Screen Your Friend||Patrick A. Valenzuela||Bernard S. Flint|
Win Willy is set for his first start since winning last year's Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II), returning to the Hot Springs, Ark., track for the $125,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 10.Thursday, March 08, 2012
Pin Oak Stud's regally bred son of Distorted Humor, now 4, returns to Oaklawn ready to redeem himself in the $100,000 Essex Handicap where he was installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite and is the 118-pound high weight.Friday, February 03, 2012
Grade III winner Exfactor, a son of Exchange Rate, records his first workout at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots since a disappointing 11th-place finish in the Jan. 21 Lecomte Stakes.Thursday, February 02, 2012
It Happened Again, making his first start in more than five months, wore down pacesetter Isthmus to capture the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel by 1 1/4 lengths at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 3.Saturday, December 03, 2011
Trainer Mike Maker has half the field in this year's $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the featured event of five stakes to be held for the first time Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana.Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Jockey Michael Baze, a member of a famed riding family in United States racing, was found dead the afternoon of May 10 on the backstretch at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Led by grade I winner Misremembered, a small but strong field of six was drawn for the $350,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 9 at Oaklawn Park.Thursday, April 07, 2011
Racing from Dubai, Australia and horses like Uncle Mo and Tackleberry.Monday, March 14, 2011
Trainer Steve Asmussen took the top two spots in the $125,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) when It Happened Again scored his first graded stakes win by a half-length over stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit March 12 at Oaklawn ParkSaturday, March 12, 2011
Win Willy has been fighting uphill this season at Oaklawn Park, his trainer says, but the 5-year-old should get a better shake in the $125,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 12.Thursday, March 10, 2011
Princess Haya was named 2009 Texas Horse of the Year and champion female at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual meeting and awards banquet Feb. 20.Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Santa Super Saturday program at Fair Grounds Dec. 19, originally scheduled as a five-stakes package, will have four more stakes added.Thursday, December 17, 2009
Bear Now goes for back-to-back Kentucky Cup Distaff (gr. III) titles Sept. 26 at Turfway Park when she takes on nine rivals in the $100,000 Polytrack event for fillies and mares.Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Delaware shipper It Happened Again, making his first start for trainer Terry Jordan, is among the favorites for the $300,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 22 at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Our Edge, a fast-developing 3-year-old colt trained by Nick Zito for Robert LaPenta, made easy work of 10 rivals in the $152,100 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park July 19.Sunday, July 19, 2009
It Happened Again and Doc's Friend, a pair of colts from the barn of Larry Jones who defeated older horses last time out, lead a full field of a dozen 3-year-olds in the $150,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Delaware Park.Thursday, July 16, 2009
Mayor Marv, one of two colts entered by trainer Bob Baffert, is the morning-line favorite for the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby March 29. It's the New Mexico racetrack's richest race.Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Citizen, ridden by Jon Court, rallied along the inside to open a wide lead in the stretch and then held on by a head over fast-closing Flying Private in the $50,000 Mountain Valley Stakes at odds of 29-1 Feb. 28 at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, February 28, 2009
Triple Crown Talk blog, with host Jason Shandler, looks at recent works for some Derby Hopefuls.Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Triple Crown Talk blog, with host Jason Shandler, looks at the LeComte Stakes, the first important graded earnings test for Kentucky Derby Hopefuls.Friday, January 09, 2009
Jason and Evan analyze the LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds on Saturday, January 10. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Fair Grounds Race 2 on Saturday, January 10.Thursday, January 08, 2009
Trainer Steve Klesaris was ready to celebrate after 11-1 shot Ask Joe captured the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes by a head over Big Push in the finale of a five-stakes program at Fair Grounds.Saturday, December 20, 2008
Seven graded stakes winners, including grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season March 14, 2009.Thursday, December 18, 2008
In what has to be one of the strongest and deepest 2-year-old allowance fields ever assembled at Fair Grounds, nine juveniles will go to the post in Thursday's one-mile test, several of whom have already excited fans with their dazzling performances.Tuesday, December 09, 2008
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Lion Heart, currently the freshman sire leader, and Friends Lake, who is ranked eighth, got big boosts from their recent graded stakes winners Azul Leon and Screen Your Friends, respectively. The talent both of these sires showed as juveniles appears to be passing along to their offspring.Sunday, July 13, 2008