With its long home stretch, the Fair Grounds has sometimes been called a closer’s track. Ron The Greek
certainly did nothing to disprove that reputation. Last of 10 after a
half-mile in the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), the Jack T. Hammer homebred
had just one horse beaten at mid-stretch. But at the wire, he was out
in front and in the clear, winning by 1 1/2 lengths.