01/04/2012 5:25PM

Fair Grounds: Havre de Grace to arrive Thursday


Havre de Grace, an overwhelming favorite to be named champion older female of 2011 and a leading Horse of the Year contender, is scheduled to arrive early Thursday morning at Fair Grounds following a post-Breeders’ Cup freshening, trainer Larry Jones told the track publicity staff Wednesday.

Havre de Grace, Jones said, will be pointed to a comeback race on March 17 in the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Shortly after finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Havre de Grace was shipped to the Vinery farm near Ocala, Florida. The 5-year-old old mare is owned by Rick Porter.