Ticker
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 6 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 9 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 12 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 12 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 12 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 13 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

Jody Slew Might Miss Fair Grounds Oaks

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass and Grade III Silverbulletday stakes as the first two legs of the local sophomore fillies series, is now considered “unlikely” to compete in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks as the third leg of that triple on March 26.

 

“She got cast in her stall several days ago and bruised herself up high on the inside of her rear end,” said trainer Bret Calhoun on Saturday morning about Jody Slew. “She missed a few days of training which I’m not too bothered about, and she was back on the track this morning, but I don’t think she’s a hundred percent yet and I don’t want to run her here (in the Oaks) if she’s not. We may just go ahead and wait for the (Keeneland’s Grade I) Ashland (April 3) and run her in there.”

 

No filly in New Orleans Thoroughbred racing history has ever swept all three legs of Fair Grounds’ sophomore filly series, and Calhoun has not completely ruled out Jody Slew from that possibility.

 

“It all depends on how much she improves over the next few days,” said Calhoun. “I’ll talk to the owners and see how they feel. We may go ahead and enter her (Sunday) and see how it all plays out early in the week.”

 

However, if the news about Jody Slew was somewhat discouraging, there was also good news at the Calhoun barn concerning James and Marilyn Helzer’s Euroears, who breezed a half-mile in 50 flat Friday morning in preparation for the $105,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes March 27 as part of the Louisiana Derby Day undercard.

 

“He’s been training really, really good,” said Calhoun of Euroears, who won the 2008 Duncan Kenner before being sidelined during last year’s renewal. “In fact, I think he’s doing better right now than I’ve ever seen him.”

  Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories