03/23/2016 11:27AM

Chocolate Ride brings fondness for local turf into Mervin Muniz


Chocolate Ride has been beyond remarkable on the Fair Grounds turf, having won six of seven starts over the local course. His most important victory came last year in the Mervin Muniz Memorial on the Louisiana Derby card, and trainer Brad Cox is looking for much of the same Saturday. The 6-year-old Chocolate Ride is clearly the horse to beat in a field of 11 in the 24th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Muniz.