From Monday morning’s Louisiana Derby Post Position Draw:
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked an easy half-mile in 50.40 at Fair Grounds Monday morning in her first timed move since her narrow loss to Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana in the $2
Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters, one of the favorites for Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap, breezed a half-mile in 49.40 Sunday morning in a move that left his owner-trainer’s Irish
Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass and Grade III Silverbulletday stakes as the first two legs of the local sophomore fillies serie
It was a scary Sunday for owner-trainer Tom McCarthy, but by Friday morning the alarm bells for General Quarters fell silent once again.
Paul Robsham Stables’ Discreetly Mine, winner of Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb.
Team Block and Rich Ege’s Askbut I Won’ttell, unhurried early, launched a bold bid when set down for the drive, gained the advantage near the three-sixteenths pole and drew off steadily the
Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, winner of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan.
Jess Jackson: “We tried and we really wanted to go (to the Apple Blossom). It’s unfortunate but the timing just wasn’t right. For the health of the horse.
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was in good order Sunday, the morning following her second-place finish to Zardana in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, and will ship to Oaklawn Park on Mon