• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 1 day ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 2 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 2 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 3 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 3 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 3 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Drosselmeyer out of Mineshaft Handicap

WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, winner of last spring’s Belmont Stakes and the assigned top weight of 122 pounds in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at 1 1/16-miles over Fair Grounds’ main track, will not now be coming to New Orleans, according to Fair Grounds stakes coordinator Scott Jones.

“I’m told he spiked a temperature yesterday,” said Jones during training hours Sunday morning.

Adele Dilschneider’s Apart, weighted at 120 pounds as the winner of Louisiana Downs’ Grade II Super Derby and Churchill’s Grade III Ack Ack Handicap last fall, is now expected to be the starting high weight in the Mineshaft Handicap, middle jewel of Fair Grounds’ three-race series for older horses on the main track.

The Mineshaft serves as the designed final major prep for the Grade II New Orleans Handicap on Louisiana Derby Day March 26.

Others expected to contest the Mineshaft as of Sunday morning in order of weight assignments were: Louie Roussel III and Ronnie Lamarque’s Recapturetheglory (119), Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible (118), Michael Stinson’s Le Grand Cru (115), Zayat Stables’ Z Humor (115), Jim Tafel’s Fast Alex (114) and Cudney Stables and John Gunther’s Midnight Mischief (113).

Recapturetheglory won the $60,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 22 as the first leg of the main track series for older horses, and Mission Impazible won last year’s Grade II Louisiana Derby.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories