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2011 Lecomte (G3)

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What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Lecomte (G3)...

Trainer Neil Howard had indicated that Gaillardia Racing’s Wilkinson may have been a little flat when he finished third in his last race at Fair Grounds on New Year’s Day, but the sophomore son of 1999 Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid was sharp as a sword Saturday afternoon at the New Orleans ov...Read More
Bret Calhoun remembers first coming to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in the mid-1990s with a small string of runners.   He didn’t belong.   “I was kind of in awe then because I didn’t have very good stock and it was top racing,” the trainer said Wednesday morning, as he oversaw the ...Read More
Zayat Stable’s Justin Phillip, an impressive allowance winner here on New Year’s Day, has been installed as the 7-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes, initial leg of Fair Grounds’ three-race sophomore series for horses hopeful for a Triple Crown run later in the spring.   As the f...Read More
Gary and Mary West’s Major Gain breezed six furlongs in 1:14.40 at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning  in a move that left his trainer Wayne Catalano pondering a quick trip to his native New Orleans to saddle that son of More Than Ready at Fair Grounds in Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes.  ...Read More
Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez is scheduled to be in New Orleans to ride at least three horses on the Fair Grounds Road to the Derby Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone Jan. 22 program.   “Yes, we will be at Fair Grounds next week,” confirmed Gomez’ agent Ron Anderson Saturday morning...Read More
Trainer Neil Howard, enjoying a healthy .333 win percentage through the first 33 days of Fair Grounds’ 2010-2011 season, had indicated earlier in this month that none of his handful of Louisiana Derby Early Bird nominees would be ready in time for the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, to be run Jan. 22 as ...Read More
Zayat Stables’ Justin Phillip and Sandra Duke’s Dreamsrunwild both breezed five furlongs Monday morning at  Fair Grounds in preparation for the upcoming Grade III Lecomte Stakes, headline attraction and one of six races scheduled for the Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Montele...Read More
 Zayat Stables’ Justin Phillip stamped himself as a sophomore to watch on his birthday as a 3-year-old when he won an allowance optional claiming race at Fair Grounds on New Year’s Day by 3 1/4-lengths – despite showing some antics of immaturity.   “He came back good,” said assistant train...Read More
Zayat Stables’ well-bred sophomore Justin Phillip appears talented enough to be a worthy candidate for Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes as part of Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone on Jan. 22.   Backed down to 1-2 favoritism by the New Year’s Day crowd at the Cre...Read More

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