Thursday, February 23 2012
Louisiana Derby Preview Day Shippers Arrive in Good Order
NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, February 22, 2012) – All the out-of-town shippers invading New Orleans in advance of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford had arrived without incident in New Orleans by mid-morning Wednesday and were safely ensconced in three different barns on the Fair Grounds backstretch.
PLETCHER’S PAIR GET TO NEW ORLEANS WEDNESDAY MORNING – Let’s Go Stable’s El Padrino, the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes as the final designed prep race in advance of the $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1, was getting a bath while being held trainer Todd Pletcher’s assistant Whit Beckman.
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