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2013 Mineshaft Hcp. (G3)

Date/Track:
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
4+ M
Time:
1:44.82

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Mineshaft Hcp. (G3)...

After waiting for running room for much of the race, Mark Valeski exploded when clear to impressively win the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap yesterday at Fair Grounds.Read More
Overcoming a three-race case of “seconditis” at the Crescent City oval, Brereton Jones’s Mark Valeski broke out of it with a hard-earned one-length win in Saturday’s Grade II Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More
1st - Infrattini, 2nd - Golden Ticket, 3rd - Mark Valesli, 4th - Macho Bull..
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  • jmac500 · Hero of Order ruins the race lol · 419 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · I bet Cool Street $5 across, Mark Valeski $10 W-P, and a trifecta, $.50 tri (didn't pay much), but I did pretty good on this one. · 416 days ago ·
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When Golden Ticket hit the Saratoga finish line in a flat-out tie with favored Alpha in the Travers, many thought the result was a fluke. At 33-1, and with only a maiden win in the bank, this was not a horse supposed to win one of the most prestigious races in American racing. As a matter of fact, t...Read More
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  • gelded1 · He seems to be an improving animal.I'd rather see another decent race out of this one against better company to convince me totally.l · 418 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Great digital scan photo. See the horses LONG leg, colt 11? He was withdrawing that backwards right as he hit the scan area so it deformed and elongated backwards. Somehow those are called skis. · 418 days ago ·
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Cool Street..hopefully the morning line odds hold or go up from 6-1
1st- Golden Ticket, 2nd- Mark Valeski, 3rd- Infrattini, 4th- Raison d'Etat.
A closer like Golden Ticket or Mark Valeski will win if Hero of Order runs because Infrattini will get worn out.
A closer like Golden
Brereton Jones’s Mark Valeski, winner of Belmont’s Grade II Peter Pan last summer and runner-up in last year’s Grade II Louisiana Derby and Grade II Risen Star Stakes, breezed five furlongs last Sunday in 1:00.20 in preparation for the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap as part of Louisiana Derby Preview ...Read More
Brereton C. Jones’ homebred Mark Valeski has been installed as the 2-1 favorite for Saturday’s 28th running of the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (GIII) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. The Proud Citizen colt will be making the second start of his 4-year-old year after a second in last month’s Louisia...Read More
Valentine’s Day may be over, but according to the racing office, eight days from now Hall of Fame trainer Wayne Lukas will be loving the conditions of all four of the graded stakes being offered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford Feb. 23. Read More
Golden Ticket, one-half of the duo who dead-heated for the win in Saratoga’s Grade I Travers last summer, will be coming to New Orleans to make his next start in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 23 as part of the upcoming multi-graded stakes program billed as Louisiana Derby Preview D...Read More
Infrattini, the Z Thoroughbreds color bearer who bested Brereton Jones’s Grade II Peter Pan winner Mark Valeski by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at the local oval, is now set to return in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presente...Read More