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NO 'Cap: Circular Quay Nips Grasshopper

NO 'Cap: Circular Quay Nips Grasshopper

Sometimes change is a good thing. Just ask trainer Todd Pletcher, who not only added blinkers to his struggling 4-year-old colt Circular Quay, but shipped him back to Fair Grounds, the site of his only win in eight previous starts. The moves paid off, as Circular Quay outfought a stubborn Grasshopper in a terrific stretch duel to take the $500,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) by a half-length March 8.

Grasshopper Tackles Mineshaft

Grasshopper Tackles Mineshaft

Todd Pletcher trainee Magna Graduate has not scored a win since April 2007 and the Neil Howard-trained Grasshopper has not raced since a second-place finish in the Super Derby Sept. 22. Both are looking for a return to their winning ways in the $150,000 Mineshaft Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Feb. 9.

Fair Grounds Winners Pay Well

Fair Grounds Winners Pay Well

The four ungraded $100,000 stakes races at Fair Grounds' "Road to the Derby Kickoff Day" were all about gate-to-wire wins and solid payoffs, as all but one of the winners paid more than $10 while setting or contesting the pace to do so at the Louisiana track Jan. 12.

Slew's Tizzy Pick in Lone Star Derby

A field of 10 3-year-olds was entered in Saturday's $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park, headed by Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby (gr. II) runner-up Reporting for Duty.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Acting Zippy William Don Bennett
  • Bennett, William Don and Bowling, Carl
  • Carl Bowling & Ellen Thompson
Crook's Stinger W. Byron Crook
  • Cherokee Farms
  • Byron Crook
Forty Grams Steven M. Asmussen
  • Pesch, A., Bolton, G. and Fog City Stables
  • 4M Ranch
Missed the Prom Keith L. Bourgeois
  • K. A. T. Racing Stable (T. Williams,K. Bourgeois & A. Distefano)
  • Red Oak Farm Inc.
Silver Lord Ron Moquett
  • Bowman-Couch Racing, LLC (Ted Bowman & Kristi Couch)
  • Pollock Farms & Taylor Made Farm, Inc.
Smokeyjonessutton Dallas Stewart
  • Stephanie S. Clark
  • Chrysalis Stables & Stephanie S. Clark

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