02/20/2014 4:10PM

Fair Grounds: Rachel Alexandra starting point for Ria Antonia


NEW ORLEANS – Ria Antonia was placed first via disqualification in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at odds of 32-1. She was an outsider then, her price appealing to anyone who fancied her, but now Ria Antonia has a reputation, and her backers will be looking at much shorter odds when she makes her 3-year-old debut Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds.