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Sunday Notes: Believe You Can, Delaunay, Hernandez

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 10, 2013) –Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., unceremoniously unseated from Janis Whitham’s 2012 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned leaving the gate in Saturday’s Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap, emerged unscathed from that...

Believe You Can Rolls in New Orleans Ladies; Delaunay Sweeps Sprint Stakes With Kenner Win

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 09, 2013) –Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace and increased the margin while galloping out in the late stages to a 5 3/4-length win in Saturday’s fourth running of the listed $150,000...

Ive Struck a Nerve Injured, Off Derby Trail

  NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 9, 2013) – Big Chief Racing & Paul Braverman’s Ive Struck a Nerve, the 135-1 upset winner of the Feb. 23 $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (GII), sustained an ankle injury during a workout Saturday morning and will miss both the Louisiana Derby and the Kentucky...

Yonaguska Storm Wins on 'Starlight' Card

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 08, 2013) – Keith Plaisance’s odds-on favorite Yonaguska Storm, allowed to settle behind Maggi Moss’s Herbal Prospector early, rallied strongly to challenge for command when set down for the drive and drew off late for a 2 1/2-length score in Friday’s Starlight Racing $47...

Friday Notes: Prado to Ride Palace Malice in Louisiana Derby

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 08, 2013) – Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who rode Lael Stable’s legendary Barbaro to victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby and was later voted North America’s Eclipse Award-winning jockey that season, will return to the Crescent City...

Southern Dude Wins Thursday Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 07, 2013) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Southern Dude proved worthy of his odds-on favoritism in Thursday’s featured $48,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by drawing off for a facile...

Believe You Can Odds-On in Saturday's $150,00 New Orleans Ladies; Delaunay Favored in $150,000 Duncan Kenner Stakes

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 07, 2013) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, heroine of both the Grade I Kentucky Oaks and Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks last year, has been installed as the overwhelming 1-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s fourth running of the listed $150,000 New Orleans Ladies at...

Minority Interest in Ive Struck a Nerve Sold

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 7, 2013) – A “minority” interest in Big Chief Racing’s Ive Struck a Nerve, the sophomore son of Yankee Gentleman who vaulted into first on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points list with his upset win in the Grade II Risen Star...

At the Pulpit Wins Wednesday Turf Feature

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 6, 2013) – Chicago 8’s At the Pulpit prompted the pace, took command entering the lane and then held on to withstand a late bid by Dixiana Farms’ Madris by a nose at the wire in Wednesday’s featured $47,000 allowance for older turf horses....

Wednesday Notes: Believe You Can Sharp for Saturday's $150,000 New Orleans Ladies

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 06, 2013) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can parlayed a win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks to another in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks a few weeks later for trainer Larry Jones last year.  This year the daughter of Proud Citizen debuted with a 10 1/4-length tally...