FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Honest Man||Margin: 4¼||BRIS: 104||TrueNicks: A+||$75,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Unbridled's Song - Oath, Known Fact
Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $1,311,800. Lifetime: 666 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
Broodmare Sire: Known Fact, Dark Bay or Brown, 1977. In 2009: 1.66 AEI.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $700,000.
|2||Good and Lucky||Margin: 1½||BRIS: 99||TrueNicks: C||$25,000|
2003 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Wild Rush - Shannon's Innocent, Accused
Sire: Wild Rush, Bay, 1994. Raced 3 years. 16 starts, 8 wins, $1,386,302. Lifetime: 165 yearlings sold, median $34,000.
Broodmare Sire: Accused, Dark Bay or Brown, 1980.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2005 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $32,000.
|3||Brothers Nicholas||Margin: ¾||BRIS: 98||TrueNicks: A||$13,750|
2004 | Bay Gelding | Smart Strike - Lady Nicholas, Nicholas
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Nicholas, Bay, 1986. In 2009: .96 AEI.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, ($47,000).
|1||Honest Man||Gabriel Saez||J. Larry Jones|
|2||Good and Lucky||Patrick A. Valenzuela||Josie Carroll|
|3||Brothers Nicholas||Edgar S. Prado||Louie J. Roussel, III|
|4||My Pal Charlie||Curt C. Bourque||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|5||Secret Getaway||James Graham||Michael Stidham|
|6||Coragil Cat||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||Greg Geier|
|7||Grasshopper||Robby Albarado||Neil J. Howard|
|8||Smokeyjonessutton||Jamie Theriot||Dallas Stewart|
Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski overcame traffic troubles and ran down a cavalcade of horses in the stretch of the $148,500 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After a hard-fought finish in the Louisiana Handicap, Mark Valeski and Infrattini will face off once again in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fair Grounds Race Course has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released June 28, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans oval.Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nates Mineshaft led all the way in the $120,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) for his first stakes victory in a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Thiskyhasnolimit Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds.Saturday, February 25, 2012
Will it be grass or dirt for Lothenbach Stables Mister Marti Gras? He was entered in the Feb. 25 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf and the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) on dirt on the same card.Monday, February 20, 2012
The first reported foal by multiple graded stakes winner Honest Man is a colt born Jan. 31 at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Grade III winner Grasshopper, who nearly defeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing.Sunday, February 27, 2011
With Anna Napravnik aboard, Demarcation rallied from last and ran down Discreetly Mine inside the final furlong to win the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) by a head Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds.Saturday, February 19, 2011
After returning from the sidelines, Mission Impazible hopes to make another big score in New Orleans when he takes on Apart in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) on Feb. 19.Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will not be running in the Feb. 19 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, according a press release from the Louisiana track.Sunday, February 13, 2011
The first foal by grade II winner My Pal Charlie is a colt born Jan. 11 at Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.Sunday, January 16, 2011
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Top 2-year-old colt Uncle Mo has to share some of the juvenile spotlight as newcomer Comma to the Top makes 2010 a bright year for the Indian Charlie sire line.
Honest Man, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing to stand in 2011 at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Gran Estreno, a former claimer who registered his first graded stakes victory at Arlington Park last summer to cap a six-race winning streak, returns to his favorite track for the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 29.Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Allen Jerkens got the 2010 Belmont Park spring meet off to a flying start when his 27-1 shot Le Grand Cru edged away in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $100,000 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) on opening day April 30.Friday, April 30, 2010
Jay Em Ess Stable's 7-year-old gelding Arson Squad and Circle E Racing and partners' 6-year-old Timber Reserve will meet for the third time in the $125,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III), the April 3 feature at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, April 01, 2010
Graded stakes winners Cool Coal Man and Grasshopper drew the top weight assignments as part of a contentious field for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 13.Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Stonehouse shocked odds-on choice Friesan Fire in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) and Blues Street was too much to handle in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the New Orleans track Feb. 20.Saturday, February 20, 2010
The first three finishers in the Jan. 23 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds are set to battle again in the Feb. 20 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at the same 1 1/16-mile distance over the New Orleans oval.Tuesday, February 16, 2010
10 older horses will line up in Saturday's Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. III), headed by recent winners Acting Zippy and Blues Street.Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Edward P. Evans' 2009 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Quality Road leads a list of notable nominees for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, January 28, 2010
Favored Friesan Fire scored his first victory since romping in last spring's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) when he led all the way to take the $72,750 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds by 1 3/4 lengths Jan. 23.Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friesan Fire, sent off as the favorite in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), finished third in a Fair Grounds allowance contest in his first race back since the Preakness (gr. I).Thursday, December 03, 2009
My Pal Charlie, who won the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and placed in five other graded stakes, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.Friday, October 30, 2009
Rachel Alexandra's attempt against older males has given the Woodward (gr. I) all the headlines, but Saratoga's other grade I race on Sept. 5--the $300,000 Forego Stakes--is no slouch. The seven-furlong sprint drew a solid field of a 12, including the morning-line favorite, Kodiak Kowboy.Wednesday, September 02, 2009