Four Stakes Races Highlight Final Fair Grounds Cards of 2017

Mr. Misunderstood winning the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Coady Photography The last two days of 2017 comprise a stakes-packed weekend of coast-to-coast racing, and Fair Grounds in Louisiana is poised to celebrate the end of the year in particularly memorable fashion with a pair of stakes races on both Saturday and Sunday. First up on Saturday is the $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes for three-year-old fillies going a mile on turf, and if you like large fields, [...]

Churchill Downs return should benefit Limousine Liberal

Limousine Liberal wins the Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs. Pic: Coady Photography. If Bet on Sunshine Stakes favorite Limousine Liberal could run all his races at Churchill Downs, his record would probably be even better than it is. The son of Successful Appeal has won four races from six starts at the Louisville track, including three this year: the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), the Aristides Stakes (G3), and the Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes. He’s since finished third in [...]

Limousine Liberal Seeks Another Stakes Victory

Popular sprinter Limousine Liberal seeks his fourth stakes win of the year when he contests the Stoll Keenan Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland Oct. 6. The son of Successful Appeal is a deserved 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Phoenix Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race for which the winner will earn direct entry to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Limousine Liberal finished fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last year. In 2017 he’s taken out three graded races at [...]