Ticker
  • It's all Salutos Amigos in the Gravesend! Posted 2 hours ago
  • Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 5 days ago
  • Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 5 days ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 5 days ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 5 days ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 6 days ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 6 days ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 7 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 7 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 11 days ago

Cheerleader Scores at Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
Martin Racing Stable & Carl Moore Management’s Cheerleader was in control from start to finish and easily prevailed by a half-length over New Phoenix Stable & Coffeepot Stables’ favored Imposing Grace in Thursday’s $49,000 allowance/$40,000 claiming feature at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Ridden by Miguel Mena for leading trainer Bret Calhoun, Cheerleader completed the one mile and 70-yard distance in 1:44.48 over a main track rated “fast.” With her third victory in four starts, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Empire Maker raised her career earnings to $76,000. She returned $5.40, $3 and $3.

Cheerleader cruised through opening fractions of 24.30, 48.32 and 1:13.66 and drew off in upper stretch before tiring a bit in the final yards.

It was the winner’s first start in more than a year. As a 3-year-old she was a first-out winner before jumping into the Grade I Alcibiades at Keenneland, where she finished last of 13. She beat winners for the first time at Fair Grounds early last season before going on the shelf for 13 months.

Imposing Grace returned $2.80 and $2.40, while Ivan Dalos’ Silver Ami paid $3.20 to show.

Live racing resumes Friday with a 10-race card for the first Starlight Racing night of the season starting at 5 p.m.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories