2010 Mineshaft Hcp. (G3)

1 1/16 m (Dirt)
4+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Mineshaft Hcp. (G3)...

The predicted duel between last winter’s Grade II Louisiana Derby winner and last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner got shot down Saturday when Richard Rudolph and Michael Vranich’s Stonehouse snuck up to steal the gold medal in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap.   Vinery Stable and Fox ...Read More
Risen Star Recap: Another Pletcher invader steals the candy as Discreetly Mine was never headed, and the top three ran that way all the way around the track. Drosselmeyer the fav was in the photo for the place, but he settled for 4th in a disappointing effort. For the record, he was coming back in ...Read More
The Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 23 essentially ended about 24.60 seconds after it began. That was the posted first quarter-mile split in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race, and out on the track, Friesan Fire was loping along by his lonesome. Friesan Fire kept clicking off 12-second furlongs. Not even a game G...Read More
Rahy's Attorney, winner of the G1 Woodbine Mile in 2008, takes on a tough field of turf veterans on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Jockey Rob Landry gets the call on the now six-year-old Crown Attorney gelding. Courageous Cat and Le Grand Cru will offer stiff competition in the Canadian Stakes...Read More
Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Letsgetitonmon, who closed well to finish third beaten two lengths for the win in Fair Grounds Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, breezed a half-mile in 49.60 Monday morning at Fair Grounds in preparation for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes – the final major design...Read More
Virginia Tarra’s Giant Oak, absent from competition since finishing fourth beaten a length-and-a-quarter for the win in Churchill’s Grade II Clark Handicap Nov. 27, breezed five furlongs Sunday morning in 1:01.60 in preparation for Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap.   “He couldn’t have wo...Read More
Two prominent 3-year-old colts pointing toward Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 20 were given their last significant works Saturday morning in advance of next weekend’s final major prep for the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27.   Sam-Son Farms’ Hotep, a full brother to last year’...Read More
Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farms’ Friesan Fire, the hero of last year’s Louisiana Derby and also the gold medal winner in this season’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 23, is expected to match strides again with Louisiana Handicap silver medalist General Quarters, owned and trained by Tom McCarthy, ...Read More
Fair Grounds’ upcoming Grade III Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 20 is shaping up as one of the most anticipated races of the season – no matter who ships in from out of town.   That’s because it appears that last year’s Grade II Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire and l...Read More
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  • bellesforever · gotta go with friesan fire in this.giant oak could be a factor. · 1526 days ago ·
  • mshutty · It will be interesting to see what kind of horse General Quarters will be this year. I have my doubts. · 1525 days ago ·
Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters, hero of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes and runner-up in last Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap, will be nominated to the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 20, the 76-year-old owner-trainer indicated Monday morning during training hours.   “I need t...Read More