FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Diamond Tycoon||Margin: 1¼||BRIS: 96||$75,000|
2004 | Bay Horse | Johannesburg - Palacoona (FR), Last Tycoon (IRE)
Sire: Johannesburg, Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 7 wins, $1,014,585. Lifetime: 687 yearlings sold, median $52,000.
Broodmare Sire: Last Tycoon (IRE), Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
Tattersall's Breeze Up Sale 2006, $65,430.
Keeneland 2004 November Breeding Stock Sale, $55,000.
|2||Windward Islands||Margin: ¾||BRIS: 95||TrueNicks: C||$25,000|
2004 | Gray or Roan Gelding | Cozzene - Cruisie, Assert (IRE)
Sire: Cozzene, Gray, 1980. Raced 3 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $978,152. Lifetime: 403 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
Broodmare Sire: Assert (IRE), Bay, 1979.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, ($70,000).
|3||Corrupt||Margin: ¾||BRIS: 94||TrueNicks: A++||$13,750|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Belong to Me - Taxable Deduction, Prized
Sire: Belong to Me , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 7 wins, $261,166. Lifetime: 490 yearlings sold, median $28,695.
Broodmare Sire: Prized, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: 1.40 AEI.
Scratched: Brothers Nicholas.
|1||Diamond Tycoon||Julien R. Leparoux||Andrew McKeever|
|2||Windward Islands||Corey J. Lanerie||Mark R. Frostad|
|3||Corrupt||Robby Albarado||Neil J. Howard|
|4||My Happiness (ARG)||Edgar S. Prado||Jerry D. Calvin|
|5||Jimmy Simms||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||French Beret||James Graham||Mark R. Frostad|
|7||Demarcation||Jesus Lopez Castanon||Paul J. McGee|
|8||Sidcup||Jesse M. Campbell||Walter M. Bindner, Jr.|
Optimizer hopped at the break of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) but drew clear in the end, earning his second straight victory over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mr. Commons, who has already captured a pair of grade II races at one mile on the turf during the Santa Anita meet, drew the rail as the likely favorite for the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 3.Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Classy 6-year-old Smart Bid nailed pacesetter Mr. Vegas on the wire to score as the favorite in the $122,500 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 25.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
Who will win the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs? Will it be one of the horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup, or a new face? How will the others finish?Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Gladding, winner of the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita in February, will carry top weight of 117 pounds against six rivals Nov. 4 in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, November 02, 2011
A field of 12, including six horses that have won over the Keeneland main track, line up for an interesting edition of the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 29 on closing day of the fall meet.Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Future Prospect gave Dodson Skaggs his first graded stakes winner in 42 years as a trainer when the 7-year-old gelding left General Quarters behind in the stretch to capture the $169,999 WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II).Saturday, September 24, 2011
A field of eight was drawn for the $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II), which was revived this year after a one-year hiatus.Thursday, September 22, 2011
Two-time grade I winner General Quarters tops the list of probable starters for the $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II) at Turfway Park Sept. 24.Monday, September 19, 2011
Windward Islands collared odds-on choice Fifty Proof just past mid-stretch and edged away in the closing strides to successfully defend his title in the $329,793 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on a yielding Woodbine turf course.Sunday, July 24, 2011
Seven-year-old Windward Islands, who recorded his biggest win in the 2010 Nijinsky (Can-IIT), is back for another try when he faces five others in the July 24 race at Woodbine.Thursday, July 21, 2011
Musketier, given a confident ride by John Velazquez, hooked up with Grassy in the final furlong to prevail by a neck for his second win in the $152,984 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) June 26 at Woodbine.Sunday, June 26, 2011
Veteran grass runners take the stage in a pair of stakes earlier on the Queen's Plate card in the $200,000 Highlander (Can-IIT) and the $150,000 Singspiel (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine June 26.Thursday, June 23, 2011
Multiple Eclipse Award winner and $5.3 million earner Gio Ponti heads the field of 10 turf specialists that have been entered for the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the June 8 Belmont Stakes card.Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Nine-year-old Musketier defended his title in the $150,000 Elkhorn, as he rallied from off the pace to score by 1 1/4 lengths in the closing day feature April 29 at Keeneland.Friday, April 29, 2011
Giant Oak will face six rivals in the 1 1/8-mile dirt contest, including the top three finishers of last month's Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III).Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Expansion closed with determination between horses to score a 32-1 surprise by a head in the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT)Feb. 19 at the New Orleans track.Saturday, February 19, 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
Evan, Jason and James handicap the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) and the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. III).Thursday, February 17, 2011
The top three finishers of the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) including the winner, Gran Estreno, will face off once again in the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 19.Tuesday, February 15, 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
Jockeys Julien Leparoux and Kent Desormeaux have been suspended by stewards for three days for their actions during the Clark Handicap on Friday at Churchill Downs.Saturday, November 27, 2010
A year ago, a lightly raced 3-year-old named Blame used a victory in the Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland as a springboard to victory in his subsequent start in the Clark Handicap.Tuesday, November 23, 2010