With an early draw for the Feb. 25 Louisiana Derby Preview Day card, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots saw 38 horses entered for four graded stakes, including the $400,000 Risen Star (G2).
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
Tip Tap Tapizar
Pat On the Back
denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
Neil Howard and Wayne Catalano both have promising sophomores on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks trail.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues Saturday and Sunday with the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) and Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).
Newly turned 3-year-olds Guest Suite and Farrell came out of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) and the Silverbulletday Stakes, respectively, in good order.
Guest Suite trained perfectly up to the Jan. 21 Lecomte Stakes (G3), then won it.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby will continue this Saturday with a competitive renewal of the LeComte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds.
A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans' first Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) prep of the year in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Shareholder Value impressed many with a swift acceleration Dec. 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, beating winners in a first-level 2-year-old allowance going a mile and 70 yards.
To celebrate the arrival of another year and another Kentucky Derby season, let's take a look at J. Keeler Johnson's Kentucky Derby Top 10 list for 2017.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps two stakes races and shares thoughts on some up-and-coming 2yos
Brad Grady's Cool Arrow got away with dawdling fractions and had plenty left late to win the $300,000 Springboard Mile with ease Dec. 11 at Remington Park.
J. Keeler Johnson shares thoughts on four up-and-coming contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) at Delta Downs.
Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.
Tip Tap Tapizar scored by a neck in the Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park Sept. 4, for his first stakes victory, becoming sire Tapizar's first black-type winner.
Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will take a second straight shot at an initial stakes win when the Algorithms colt faces an expected four other juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.
Super Easy will attempt to keep his winning streak alive when he takes on a dozen challengers in the Singapore Guineas at Kranji Racecourse May 18.
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|Race 4 (AOC) at FG on 2/19/17|
|Race 3 (AOC) at FG on 2/19/17|
|Race 5 (MSW) at FG on 2/19/17|
|Race 10 (AOC) at FG on 2/18/17|
|Race 7 (MSW) at FG on 2/18/17|
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