Donver Stable’s Inglorious, who broke her maiden in
the first start of her career in Woodbine’s $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes last
Oct. 24, kept her undefeated record intact at two-for-two by capturing Canada’s
$150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes by 5 3/4-lengths Dec. 4,
On Saturday, the Josie Carroll trainee will try to
take the next step by giving a good performance in Fair Grounds’ Grade III
Rachel Alexandra Stakes, designed as the final prep race for the upcoming Grade
II Fair Grounds Oak March 26.
“Everything is good so far,” said Carroll Thursday morning
during training hours. “She’ll be in against some really good fillies like Kathmanblu
and Bouquet Booth, but our objective is to find out where she fits
with fillies like those. We thought about going in that earlier race here (the
Silverbulletday Stakes as the first leg of the local sophomore series), but
she’s already been two turns and we don’t need to hit every race. It’s a long
Donver Stable is the nom-de-course of Donna and Vern
Dubinsky, who raced Careless Jewel to win Delaware
Grade II Delaware Oaks and Saratoga’s
Grade I Alabama Stakes in 2009. They run a Canadian-based trucking
company that delivers pipes to the oil fields in Alberta.
HANDICAPPING SEMINAR IN PHOENIX ROOM 11 A.M. SATURDAY
A free handicapping seminar for Fair Grounds guests will be
held in Fair Grounds’ Phoenix Room on the third floor of the grandstand
beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Jennie Rees, the longtime multiple-Eclipse
Award-winning racing writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, and Brian
Pochman, a Daily Racing Form handicapper, will be featured guests at
REMINDER: SPECIAL POST TIMES IN EFFECT FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Fair Grounds guests and fans of the New Orleans
oval’s simulcast signal are reminded that special post times will be in effect
Friday and Saturday this week.
On Friday, the third Starlight Racing Program of the
2010-2011 Fair Grounds meeting will be held, with the first race of the
nine-race evening program beginning at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, an expanded 12-race Louisiana Derby Preview
Day program featuring six stakes races headed by the Grade II Risen Star Stakes
will have a special early first-race post time of 12:10 p.m.
$125,000 GUARANTEED ALL GRADED STAKES PICK 4 OFFERED
Fair Grounds Race Course will offer an All-Graded Stakes Pick
4 on Saturday with a guaranteed pool of $125,000.
The all graded stakes Pick 4 will begin on Race 7 with the Grade
III Rachel Alexandra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, continue with the Grade
III Mineshaft Handicap for older horses on the main track, continue further
with the Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap for older horses over the Stall-Wilson
turf course and then conclude with the Grade II Risen Star Stakes for
3-year-olds. That race serves as the final prep for the $1 Million Grade II
five weeks later on March 26.