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Paul and Andrena Van Doren’s Grade III Delta Jackpot winner Rise Up worked with blinkers on when he posted a four-furlong move in 48.20 on Mardi Gras morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and 10-time Fair Grounds trainer champion Tom Amoss advised Saturday afternoon that his colt will have bli...Read More
Paul and Andrena Van Doren’s Rise Up, seventh in last Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, and Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender, runner-up in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap, both came out of their respective efforts on Louisiana Derby Preview Day in good order, according to trainer Tom Amoss. Howeve...Read More
Joseph Sutton’s Bradester tracked the pace throughout before edging clear of Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender by 1 ¼ lengthsin the lane to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, stopping the clock in 1:43.80 for the 1 1/16 mile jou...Read More
Many may remember when Fordubai made his stakes debut in last spring’s Illinois Derby. He was all but ignored at the windows, and was sent off at odds of 23-1 in the field of 14, despite coming off a win over the track at Hawthorne. He ran much better than his odds that day, finishing second to the...Read More
Jim Tafel’s Fordubai, who captured the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, is expected to face a stiffer challenge when he takes on eight other older horses in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap during the local oval’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day presente...Read More
Jim Tafel’s Fordubai --overlooked in the wagering -- prompted the pace, saved ground throughout, took command in upper stretch and drew clear late for a one-length score in Saturday’s 68th running of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Louisiana Handicap while drifting out late when well clear of rivals. Read More
Charles Craig Smith’sString King, runner-up in last year’s renewal of Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Stakes over the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will try to make amends for that defeat this Saturday when he faces Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, winn...Read More
Native New Orleanian Tom Amoss, with 10 Fair Grounds’ training titles to his credit including his latest earned last season at the Crescent City oval, cross-entered Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender in both the listed $75,000 Tenacious Handicap at 1 1/16-miles on the main track and the $75,000 ‘Buddy” Di...Read More
Scarlet Stable’s King David, starting high weight at 120 pounds in the $75,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, rated a pound lower, head an overflow field of 16, including four also-eligibles...Read More
Celebrated local trainer champions Steve Asmussen (13 titles)and Tom Amoss (10-time leader) tied for top honors last season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and are slated to renew their rivalry in Saturday’s 49th running of the $75,000 Tenacious Handicap. Asmussen will be represented by Zayat St...Read More
Runs big in the delta mile.
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  • amino998 · “This horse is really athletic. On this kind of racetrack, going a route of ground, an ATHLETIC horse can really take advantage on the turns. I thought that’s what Gerard Melancon did on the racetrack and it worked out great.” – Tom Amoss · 147 days ago ·
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  • Sullivan · It was a masterful ride · 147 days ago ·
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Grand Contender - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details02/22/14Grand Contender2ndFG121 1/16 mDMineshaft Hcp.-G3 4+ MBradesterGrand ContenderFordubai1:43.80
View Details01/18/14Grand Contender2ndFG51 1/16 mDLouisiana Handicap 4+ MFordubaiGrand ContenderPrayer For Relief1:43.37
View Details12/21/13Grand Contender4thFG81 1/16 mDTenacious Handicap 3+ MPrayer For ReliefGround TransportAgent Di Nozzo1:43.78
View Details09/06/13Grand Contender1stCD51 mileDAllow 3+ MGrand ContenderDrogueHard Aces1:35.29
View Details06/29/12Grand Contender3rdCD56 fDClaim 3+ MAfleet TriumphContemporaryGrand Contender1:11.16
View Details05/28/12Grand Contender1stCD15 1/2 fDMcl 3+ MGrand ContenderQuite ReadyMerv1:04.12
View Details05/05/12Grand Contender9thCD131 mileDMSW 3+ MMr. TicketDynamicalZ Camelot1:35.90
View Details03/24/12Grand Contender4thFG75 1/2 fDMSW 3+ MMr. MidnightBob Can't JumpTale Of The Dance1:04.61
View Details01/20/12Grand Contender5thFG26 fDMSW 4+ MContemporaryStarterPurgenality1:11.18
View Details04/30/11Grand Contender2ndCrc75 1/2 fDMSW 3 MDrivebymediaGrand ContenderThreehifives1:07.20