Florent Geroux

Core Beliefs Takes New Orleans Handicap Off The Layoff

Unraced since finishing fifth in last year’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary Broad’s Core Beliefs made a strong impression in his 2019 debut to win Saturday’s G2 New Orleans Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Peter Eurton, covered nine furlongs over the Fair Grounds fast main track in 1:51.36. […]

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War Of Will ‘Great As Ever,’ Dream Maker ‘Very Good’ In Fair Grounds Breezes

Rain or shine, business typically goes on as planned at Mark Casse’s stable at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, so a sealed and muddy main track early Saturday morning did not deter assistant David Carroll from working two of the stable’s prized 3-year-olds. Owned by Gary Barber, two-time graded stakes winner War of Will […]

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Dream Maker ‘Smooth And Professional’ In Half-Mile Move Toward Tampa Bay Derby

Trainer Mark Casse’s barn on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots backstretch has done a fabulous job in displaying promising 3-year-old talent in New Orleans this winter and impressive Fair Grounds allowance winner Dream Maker took another step closer toward his expected start in the Grade II $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on March 9 with a […]

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Silver Dust Puts It All Together For Mineshaft Victory; Harlan Punch Vanned Off

The notoriously difficult-to-handle Silver Dust finally seems to have mostly figured out what to do in the afternoons; despite acting up in the gate, the gelded 5-year-old son of Tapit captured Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-1. The victory was the first graded win for both the horse and […]

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Sophomore Marquee Prince Checks Turf Boxes In Maestri Memorial

Following two unplaced efforts against stakes company over the main track, Marquee Prince ($6.20, $4.00 and $3.00) made a successful return to turf when taking the Lloyd ‘Captain’ Maestri Memorial Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Guided by jockey Florent Geroux, the 3-year-old son of Cairo Prince broke from the rail and […]

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Harlan Punch Stubborn In Louisiana Stakes, Wynn Time Wins Kenner

Harlan Punch ($8.60, $4.80 and $3.00) added another stakes triumph to his resume when sitting up close to the pace out battling a stubborn Silver Dust in the Louisiana Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Owned by Front Row Racing, Ten Strike Racing, Kevin McReynolds and Bob Miller, the 6-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday set the […]

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Opening Week Stakes Lure Leading East Coast Jockeys To Santa Anita

Five of the nation’s top six jockeys in purse earnings won this year will put their world-class talent on display opening day Wednesday at Santa Anita and on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Grade I American Oaks will be run: the sensational Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose; Florent Geroux, the regular rider of 2017 […]

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Gunther’s Take These Chains Tops Saturday’s Blushing K.D. Stakes

John Gunther and Eurowest Bloodstock’s Take These Chains (IRE) was made the 3-1 lukewarm morning line favorite for Saturday’s $75,000 Blushing K.D. Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event for fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson Turf Course which is one of six stakes events scheduled for Santa Super Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Fair Grounds. The […]

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Jockey Of The Week: Grade 1 Win Helps Geroux Lead All Riders In Earnings

Florent Geroux won two graded stakes and led all North American jockeys by earnings last week on his way to being named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

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