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Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 04/09/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 8, 2010 by James Scully ESKENDEREYA (Giant's Causeway) ran away in the stretch of Saturday's Wood Memorial S. (G1), winning by only 9 3/4 lengths due to the restraint of John Velazquez, who took the prohibitive Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite in hand with a furlong left...

Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 04/06/10

Odysseus, Aikenite settle in at Keeneland in advance of Blue Grass Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner ODYSSEUS (Malibu Moon) and multiple Grade 1-placed AIKENITE (Yes It's True) arrived at Keeneland Sunday afternoon, six days ahead of their clash in Saturday's Blue Grass S. (G1). Both had wintered at Palm...

Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 4/01/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 1, 2010 by James Scully Todd Pletcher's name will be all over this year's Kentucky Derby (G1) program. With MISSION IMPAZIBLE's (Unbridled's Song) victory in Saturday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2), the conditioner's roster is potentially nine-deep. Here's a break down...

Game, Set, Match

It's Tuesday afternoon and I'm just sitting down to review the end of this season. It's hard to believe the season is over already, but it's over, game, set, match. The trio of Steve Asmussen, Shaun Bridgmohan and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable captured the honors in their respective categories. Steve...

Zardana Named Horse of the Meet; Bridgmohan, Asmussen, Heiligbrodt Win Titles

Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana, the 6-year-old mare who shipped in to defeat reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, was named Horse of the Meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite by a vote of...

Hisse Wins Red Camelia on Closing Day

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hisse proved prophetically best by 4 3/4-lengths when winning Sunday’ $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes on closing day of Fair Grounds 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite.   Conditioned by Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who won his ninth...

Zardana Named Horse of the Meet; Bridgmohan Wins First Riding Title

Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana, the 6-year-old mare who shipped in to defeat reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, was named Horse of the Meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite by a vote of...

First Four From FG Oaks Bound for Kentucky Oaks

Once again this year, the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks is likely to serve as a preview of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks five weeks later. On Saturday morning, the connections of the first four horses under the wire in Friday’s 44th running of the Fair Grounds Oaks all admitted that the Kentucky Oaks on...

Misson Impazible Wins 97th Grade II Louisiana Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally when set down for the drive, gained the advantage in the late stages and won a hard-fought three quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby, the richest race ever run at Fair Grounds Race...

Misson Impazible Wins Saturday's Louisiana Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally when set down for the drive, gained the advantage in the late stages and won a hard-fought three quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby, the richest race ever run at the historic...