David Carroll

Enforceable Tabbed As Lukewarm Favorite In 14-Strong Louisiana Derby

John Oxley’s Enforceable, who won the Lecomte (G3) in advance of a second place run behind the recently sidelined Mr. Monomoy in the first division of the Risen Star (G2) presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln, has been tabbed as Mike Diliberto’s 7-2 lukewarm morning line favorite over 13 fellow 3-year-olds for Saturday’s $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana […]

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Full Field Of 14 Seeks Kentucky Derby Points In Lecomte Stakes

Led by Joseph W. Sutton’s Scabbard, the maximum number of 14 three-year-olds are programmed to leave the starting gate in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3), one of six stakes to be run on “Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone”. Now run at 1 1/16 miles, the Lecomte offers 10-4-2-1 points on the […]

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Tracksmith Proves Game In Woodchopper; Sir Winston Finishes Last

Calumet Farm’s Tracksmith, the lukewarm 3.40 post time favorite, overcame a messy first turn to take the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse. Around the first turn, Tracksmith was forced out seven-wide by Irish Heatwave before settling into an outside stalking position. Turning for home, jockey Adam Beschizza let the 3-year-old son of Street […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Returns From Layoff In Saturday’s Woodchopper

Tracey Farmer’s homebred Sir Winston, who won the Belmont Stakes (G1) over 1 ½ miles of dirt in June, is set to make his first start since in Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper at Fair Grounds. The about one mile turf race run over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course is restricted to 3-year-olds. After running a game […]

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Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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Returning From Injury, Mena Appreciates ‘Good Shot’ In Breeders’ Cup With Peace Achieved

Peace Achieved is unbeaten in three starts with blinkers and jockey Miguel Mena, a streak his team hopes to continue in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. After two defeats sprinting, the newly-blinkered Peace Achieved impressively won a maiden race at Ellis Park, captured Kentucky Downs’ $500,000 Gainesway Farm Juvenile and in following that […]

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Young Jockey Declan Carroll To Seek Out New ‘Opportunities’ In New York This Winter

As a young and up-and-coming rider, Declan Carroll is trying to go wherever his opportunities exist, which is why he will be moving his tack to New York for the winter. Carroll, 20, is the son of David Carroll, a former trainer and current assistant for Mark Casse. His mother, Kim, also works for Casse. […]

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War Of Will’s Preakness Win Could Add To Casse’s Hall Of Fame Resume

There were 600-plus miles separating David Carroll from his boss as he sat in his Kentucky home on the evening of May 18. But as the veteran horseman watched the middle leg of the Triple Crown reach its conclusion on NBC, the same grateful narrative rolled through both his mind and that trainer Mark Casse […]

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‘Big Heart And A Lot Of Try’: Reliving Easy Goer’s Belmont Triumph

Less than an hour to post time in the 1989 Belmont Stakes, trainer Shug McGaughey walked over to the Belmont Park paddock area alongside Easy Goer with a sense of confidence. He said to his assistant Buzz Tenney, “If this race goes the way I think it will, it’s going to be a fun one […]

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