Two weeks have past...
Welcome back horse racing fans as we head into the third week of live thoroughbred racing for the 2010-2011 meet! There is plenty to talk about for the upcoming weekend of racing at Fair Grounds because it Louisiana Champions Weekend! To celebrate there are thirteen races on Saturday, December 11th including EIGHT La-Bred Stakes and THREE Quarter Horse Grade II Stakes! Special post time at 12:10 PM. Get your seats early and come enjoy some horse racing! Before we talk about a few horses to watch this Saturday, let's take a look at the current trends after completing the second week of racing!
-Horses from Kentucky won 16 of 88 starts (18.2%)
-Horses from Louisiana won 11 of 113 starts (10.3%) this is not including La-bred races
-Horses from Woodbine have won 3/11 (27.3%) for the entire meet so far...
-Horses from Indiana are still 0 for the meet. :(
Trainers and jockeys to watch:
Trainer Michelle Lovell picked up five more wins. She won three with Richard Eramia and two with Shaun Bridgmohan. Lovell/Eramia have combined for a +$4.88 ROI in the last 60 days.
James Graham has won two stakes races so far (the Thanksgiving Handicap and Pago Hop). Most of his success has been on the turf. He picked up three more wins on the turf last week.
Newcomer Rosie Napravnik keeps riding strong as she picked six more wins for an array of trainers.
Miguel Mena had 7; Jamie Theriot had 6; and Jesse Campbell rode a riding triple on Monday.
Two Woodbine trainers to be on the look out for are Malcolm Pierce and Josie Carroll. Horses look fit and ready from up north...
Horses to watch:
HOLY KROEMER had no where to go turning for home; forced 7wide; couldn't get there in the time ended up fourth with plenty of horse competing against the boys. She should be ready next time especially against the girls next time around.
SHIPLEY'S SHAREEN is trained by high percentage trainer Michelle Lovell (25%) and finished well her first time out; should be tough her second career start.
Well so far everyone I have been enjoying the food and old world culture of the city (when I have free time). There are many restaurants to check out and I plan on trying most of them with my pps in hand and scale in the other. I hope this information has been useful to all of you so far as the trends will change as we get furthur into the meet.
Hope your holiday season is a prosperous and a profitable one! Katie