Horse Racing News by Marcus Hersh
Posted 3/31/12 4:35 PM by Marcus Hersh
Believe You Can bounced back from a disappointing performance last month in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes, holding up through a taxing pace to win the Grade 2, $400,000 Fair Ground Oaks by a head late Saturday afternoon.
Posted 3/31/12 12:31 PM by Marcus Hersh
Monterosso, third in the 2011 Dubai World Cup, left no doubt of his superiority this year, storming to the lead at the top of the stretch and going on to an open-lengths win Saturday night in the $10 million race, the world's richest.
Posted 1/18/12 9:05 PM by Marcus Hersh
Trainer Larry Jones sends out Ky Derby hopefuls in Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds
Posted 1/10/12 9:57 AM by Marcus Hersh
Havre de Grace, who is likely to be named 2011's Horse of the Year later this month, has settled into her new home at Fair Grounds in New Orleans and began galloping under trainer Larry Jones this past weekend.
Posted 1/4/12 1:23 PM by Marcus Hersh
Rapid Redux won his 22nd race in a row on Wednesday, capturing the sixth race at Laurel in his typical front-running fashion.
Posted 1/4/12 9:22 AM by Marcus Hersh
Rapid Redux was en route from trainer David Well's home base in Pennsylvania to Laurel Park in Maryland on Wednesday morning, his injured hoof healed enough for him to participate in Laurel's sixth race.
Posted 1/2/12 8:43 PM by Marcus Hersh
Grade 1 winner Giant Oak has been retired from racing to stand stud at Millennium Farms in Kentucky, it was announced Monday.
Posted 12/13/11 1:54 PM by Marcus Hersh
Rapid Redux equaled Citation's modern American record for wins in one year when he captured his 19th victory of 2011 in the sixth race at Laurel Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Posted 12/10/11 5:24 PM by Marcus Hersh
Star Guitar, one of the best Louisiana-breds ever, won the Louisiana Champions Day Classic for the third year in a row on Saturday at Fair Grounds, capturing the statebred-restricted $150,000 stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Populist Politics.
Posted 11/16/11 9:02 AM by Marcus Hersh
The 3-year-old colt Frankel -- to the surprise of no one -- has been named Cartier Horse of the Year for 2011.