Coronation Futurity winner HALO AGAIN and impressive debut winner SYCAMORE RUN, both bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms, are among 14 entrants for the Jan. 18 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds. The Lecomte is the first race of the Fair Grounds series of races than ends with the Louisiana Derby, a Kentucky Derby prep.

HALO AGAIN, by Speightstown – Halos Verse by Unbridled’s Song is undefeated in two starts including his upset win in the Coronation on Tapeta last October at Woodbine. Sycamore Run,  by Street Sense – Dattt Echo by Stormy Atlantic, led all the way to win a sprint maiden allowance recently for trainer Joe Sharp.

Saturday, Fair Grounds, post time: 6:55 p.m. EST
LECOMTE S.-GIII, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m
1 Finnick the Fierce Dialed In Monge, Arnaldo and Hernandez, Rey Hernandez Leon 122
2 Mr. Monomoy  Palace Malice Madaket Stables LLC, Dubb, Michael,and Doheny Racing Stable Cox Geroux 122
3 Perfect Star  Into Mischief Anton Kubacak Gelner Albarado 122
4 Scabbard  More Than Ready Joseph W. Sutton Kenneally Lanerie 122
5 Excession  Union Rags Calumet Farm Asmussen Hernandez 122
6 New Eagle  Street Boss Calumet Farm Maker Saez 122
7 Halo Again  Speightstown Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Asmussen Talamo 122
Willis Horton Racing LLC
8 Jack the Umpire Bodemeister P. Dale Ladner Brinkman Bridgmohan 122
9 Silver State  Hard Spun Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC  Asmussen Santana, Jr. 122
10 Enforceable  Tapit John C. Oxley Casse Leparoux 122
11 Bango Congrats Tamaroak Partners LLC Foley Pedroza 122
12 Shashashakemeup  Shackleford Calumet Farm Desormeaux Graham 122
13 Sycamore Run  Street Sense Dilworth, Scott and Dilworth, Evan Sharp Beschizza 122
14 Lynn’s Map  Liam’s Map HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud Casse Mena 122

Breeders: 1-Paige Jillian Blu Sky Stables, 2-FPF LLC & Highfield Ranch, 3-S. D. Brilie, L.P., 4-Joseph W. Sutton, 5-Randal Family Trust, R David & Marylyn ARandal Trustees, 6-Joe Mulholland Jr., John P. Mulholland & Karen Mulholland, 7-Anderson Farms Ont. Inc., 8-Brett A. Brinkman & P. Dale Ladner, 9-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, 10-Clearsky Farms, 11-Tamaroak Stable, 12-Larkspur Thoroughbreds & Darby Dan, 13-Anderson Farms Ont. Inc., 14-Alastar Thoroughbred Company, LLC

*MIKE WRIGHT is off to a good start at Tampa Bay Downs. He sent out another winner, Jan. 10, when OX TROT, owned by Gina Wright, won an $8,000 claiming race at seven furlongs on the dirt. The 5-year-old by Oxbow is a Woodbine regular and is one of 2 winners for Wright from limited starters since he moved his stable to Tampa Bay.

*RAZEENA, an Ontario bred by Malibu Moon who finished 5th in the Bison City Stakes at Woodbine last year and is Group 3 placed, won her maiden at Fair Grounds last week on the grass. Bred by Anderson Farms, Razeena is a 4-year-old out of Pink Palace.

*Barry Kerbel claimed Preacher Power from a grass race at Gulfstream, Jan. 12, a $30,000 claiming event won by Gary Barber’s Tricky Magician, trained by Mark Casse. Barber and Casse also claimed a horse from the race, runner-up Vegas Kitten.


Shannondoe welcomes first 2 of 45 expected foals; First foals of US stallions Good Magic and Army Mule born in Ontario

This filly was the first arrival at Shannondoe Farm in St. Thomas for 2020. The gal is by Practical Joke (Into Mischief) and was shortly followed by a colt by Cross Traffic. – Shannondoe/Arika Everatt-Meeuse photos


The first foal for Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Nobleton, Ontario. She is also the first foal for the US stallion, undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule. This one is owned by St Elias Farm and the dam is Burke’s Garden. Hill ‘n’ Dale photo


A filly from the mare Decor is the first foal US champion Good Magic and this gal was born at Persley Den Farms,Owned by Josham Farms and Yvonne Schwabe, the filly is from a half sister to Conquest Tsunami – Yvonne Schwabe photo