Emily Shields
Bravazo (No. 7) narrowly beats Snapper Sinclair in the Risen Star Stakes.
Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair, longshots both, were separated by a short nose Saturday in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, and they probably will meet again here March 24 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby.Full Story >>
February 14, 2018
The Player races in blinkers for the first time Saturday in the Mineshaft Handicap.
Derby Watch member Principe Guilherme's pedigree balances both sides of the coin. Principe Guilherme, who wound up back in the hands of his breeder after running through the auction ring, is by a prominent stallion who has been represented by three ...
February 13, 2018
Compelled showed plenty of ability as an early-season 3-year-old in 2017, and showed it again in her 4-year-old debut, returning from a long layoff Tuesday at Fair Grounds to win the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes by one length over favored Finley’sluckycharm.
February 12, 2018
Even after entering the race, the trainers of Risen Star entrants Supreme Aura and High North left the door open to opt for the Southwest Stakes on Feb. 19 at Oaklawn Park.
Perhaps he can't bend spoons with his mind, but the 3-year-old colt Telekinesis debuted last week at Fair Grounds like a horse with unusual talent.
Noble Indy failed to meet a mere $45,000 reserve when taken to auction as a yearling. In that regard, he already has exceeded early expectations, and could plant himself on the Triple Crown trail with a solid showing Saturday in the Grade 2, $400,000 ...
Fifteen fillies and mares, 12 in the field's main body and three also-eligibles, are entered for the Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds on Tuesday, but one name, Finley'sluckycharm, stands out.
February 09, 2018
Ten 3-year-olds, headed by Lecomte Stakes winner Instilled Regard, were entered Friday for the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, which will be run Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds.
Believe in Bertie, the multiple-stakes-winning 5-year-old mare, has been retired from racing and will be bred this year, owner and co-breeder Richard Klein said earlier this week.
Quip, the 3-year-old colt who showed plenty of ability last fall in Kentucky, is progressing toward his 2018 debut but won't start in the Feb. 17 Risen Star Stakes.