Ticker
  • Australia's Hugh Bowman wins the Longines International Jockey Challenge.Posted 2 days ago
  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 5 days ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 6 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 6 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 6 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 6 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 6 days ago

Fair Grounds: Effie Runs to Expectations

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
Oak Leaf’s Effie ran a “clunker” in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie on Dec. 10 before coming back to win Saturday’s filly division of the $100,390 Louisiana Futurity at Fair Grounds, but trainer Tony Richey had blamed himself for his filly’s poor performance in the Lassie even before she won Saturday’s Futurity.

 

“She just didn’t act right in the paddock before that (Dec. 10) race,” said Richey prior to her Saturday score. “I almost scratched her that day, and I should have, but she’s super sharp now.”

 

Effie ran to Richey’s expectations Saturday, catching the odds-on favorite in the late stages and going on to be best by three-quarters of a length. 

 

“We’ll see how she comes out of this race, and then I’ll talk to (owner Royce Roberts) and see what he wants to do next,” said Richey before leaving New Orleans shortly after Saturday’s race.

 

One race that could conceivably be in Effie’s future is the $75,000 Crescent City Oaks, restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies that will be run on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31.

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories