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Closing Day Recap: Amoss, Asmussen Tie for Leading Trainer; Napravnik, Moss Top Jockey, Owner; Mylute to Kentucky Derby; Record All-Sources La. Derby Day
NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) – At the end of a Closing Day that saw the meet's top two conditioners winning half the races on the card, Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen finished in a tie for leading trainer honors at the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season with 42 wins apiece. For the third...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) –Five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher’s trio of successful invaders – WinStar Farm’s $1 million Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary, Repole Stable’s $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks heroine Unlimited Budget and Twin...
NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) – Today is closing day of the 2012-2013 live racing season. The Black Gold 5 carryover has reached $474,420 and must be paid out! In order to hit the Black Gold 5, you must select the winners of the final five races of the card. Race 8 kicks...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, unhurried early, launched a bold bid outside the early leaders when set down for the drive and tallied by a neck over Mylute in the 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Diamond Racing et al.’s Johnny Handsome, unhurried early, rallied strongly along the inside of the early leaders in the final furlong of Saturday’s $75,000 Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and drew...
By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Twin Creek’s Racing Stable LLC’s Graydar followed up his impressive performance in the Grade I Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park with another winning effort against some of the nation’s top older horses in Saturday’s $400,000 New Orleans...
By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Irish-bred Amira’s Prince moved to the lead around the first turn and never looked back, winning Saturday’s $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (GII) by a half-lenth over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Kicking off Saturday’s seven-stakes afternoon with an upset, Boudreaux, Gaudet and Johnston’s Lee’s Spirit, allowed to settle, challenged in the late stages and got up to capture the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes by a nose as the...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 29, 2013) – Richard Lister’s Queen of the Waves, allowed to settle, commenced a rally on the outside when set down for the drive and drew clear late for a 2 3/4-length tally in Friday’s $47,000 allowance feature for older fillies and...
By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 29, 2013) – Saturday is Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots – as always the centerpiece day of the New Orleans racing season. Obviously, the showcase race Saturday is the 100th anniversary edition of the $1...