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2011 New Orleans Hcp. (G2)

Date/Track:
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
4+ M
Time:
1:49.02

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 New Orleans Hcp. (G2)...

The “Impazible” dream came true for Twin Creeks Racing Stable, trainer Todd Pletcher and his assistant Michael Dilger when Mission Impazible proved clearly best by a length and a half in Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap.   A year ago Mission Impazible won the 2010 Louisiana Der...Read More
Three years ago trainer Todd Pletcher was able to complete a rare parlay: sending Michael and Doreen Tabor’s Circular Quay on a quick trip back to Fair Grounds to win the Grade II New Orleans Handicap as a 4-year-old one year after that agile chestnut took down winning honors in the Grade II Louisi...Read More
Trainer Ralph Nicks, a man of limited words but unlimited ability as a horseman, will saddle James Spence’s El Caballo in Saturday’s 2011 New Orleans Handicap following a one-year layoff since the horse’s sixth-place finish in Fair Grounds’ 2010 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap on last year’s Louisia...Read More
Virginia Tarra Trust’s Giant Oak, who captured Gulfstream’s Grade I Donn Handicap Feb. 5, has been installed as the slight 5-2 morning line choice for Saturday’s 85th renewal of the Grade II New Orleans Handicap – Fair Grounds’ season highlight for older horses run as part of the Louisiana Derby Da...Read More
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  • zatt · The Donn was HUGE ... if this horse has finally put it all together, the rest of the handicap division best beware. · 1126 days ago ·
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  • trenchtownrock · I think is head finally is screwed on correctly..no Blame or Zenyatta....watch out. · 1125 days ago ·
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Shaun Bridgmohan describes Giant Oak’s old running style as that of “a big, playful kid who never really had his mind on what he was supposed to be doing.” There are even races the jockey is convinced they could have won if this son of Giant’s Causeway had kept his mind on business. Still, through a...Read More
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Left remains on track for his upcoming assignment in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 26 and Adele Dilschneider’s Apart is being pointed for the Grade II New Orleans Handicap on that same star-studded program, trainer Al Stall Jr. confirmed Friday morning du...Read More
Jockey Garrett Gomez might be sitting on the cusp of a memorable afternoon at Fair Grounds during the upcoming Louisiana Derby Day March 26, advised Ron Anderson, agent for the 2009 Eclipse Award-winning jockey on Friday morning while speaking over the phone from Southern California.   “We are...Read More
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  • CharlesClark · I just won a garret gomez race at 45-1 last sat. so don't tell me he doesn't have it ! · 1131 days ago ·
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  • cigar · "We might do this and we might do that, we'll know more on Monday." · 1131 days ago ·
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Gallant Stable’s Majestic Harbor, a Rockport Harbor colt who broke his maiden with a front-running 6 1/4-length score on Feb. 12 at Fair Grounds, breezed six furlongs in 1:16.60 Monday morning in preparation for the upcoming Grade II Louisiana Derby March 26.   “I thought it was a good work fo...Read More
Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher indicated Monday that Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Mission Impazible, winner of last season’s Grade II Louisiana Derby, is now being considered for this season’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 19 as well as the upcoming Grade II New Orleans Handicap on ...Read More
Jim Tafel LLC’s Fast Alex has his connections thinking about the Grade II, $300,000 New Orleans Handicap in March after an impressive win in Monday’s feature, a $49,000 allowance for older horses at one mile and 70 yards over the Fair Grounds main track.   Despite slow fractions of :24.46, :48...Read More
Fair Grounds trainer Neil Pessin was all smiles on the local backstretch Saturday morning following Giant Oak’s adjudged victory in Friday’s Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, and why shouldn’t he be? Pessin trains the Virginia Tarra-owned Giant Oak during the winter months at Fair Grounds....Read More

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