mister marti gras

Millionaire Mister Marti Gras Retired From Racing

Lothenbach Stable’s homebred Mister Marti Gras, winner of almost $1.2 million in career earnings, will retire from racing healthy and ready to start his second career according to trainer Chris Block. The 9-year-old gelding, who made his first start in the Chicago area at the age of two, ran his final race on Sept. 3 […]

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Red Rifle Wires Field in Hawthorne Gold Cup

It has been a good month for jockey Florent Geroux. The month began with Geroux winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Illinois-bred Work All Week and came full circle as Geroux ended his month with a return to Illinois as he was aboard Red Rifle in the Hawthorne Gold Cup. The Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne […]

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Avanzare Wins Thrilling Finish in Washington Park Handicap

After leading the field throughout the race, Avanzare held off late charges by Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park on Saturday. The winner broke well and inherited an uncontested lead, running the first quarter in :24.94 and the half in :50.04. He kicked away […]

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Nikki’s Sandcastle Wins Blanket Finish in Hanshin Cup

Richard Sherman’s Nikki’s Sandcastle closed from mid-pack to win the Grade III $150,000 Hanshin Cup by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. Leandro Goncalves rode the David Kassen trainee who covered the one-turn mile over Polytrack in 1:35.57. The 7-year-old Castledale gelding has a propensity to get in traffic during his races so […]

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Last Gunfighter Hits the Mark in Hawthorne Gold Cup

The Grade 2, $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Presented by Xpressbet looked to be a matchup of three horses exiting Breeders’ Cup starts, and in the end one of those emerged on top while a pair of locals ran big races. Breaking from the gate in the 1 1/4 mile Gold Cup, Alpha got away […]

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Mister Marti Gras leads the parade in the Ack Ack

Mister Marti Gras came flying down the stretch on the outside to win the Grade 3 Ack Ack handicap at Churchill Downs by a half-length over Alma D’Oro.  Glenwood Canyon finished third. Mister Marti Gras, a 4-year-old gelding by Belong to Me, is trained by Chris Block for Lothenbach Stables, Inc.  He was ridden by […]

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Mister Marti Gras grabs Washington Park Handicap win

Mister Marti Gras caught Workin For Hops at the wire to win the Grade 3 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park by a head. After a lengthy inquiry, Workin For Hops was disqualified to third place, and Maristar placed second. Mister Marti Gras, a 4-year-old son of Belong to Me, is trained by Chris Block […]

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Exhi goes gate to wire in Ben Ali

Exhi made an impressive 2011 debut with a wire-to-wire victory over four rivals in the Grade 3, $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. Under JJ Castellano, Exhi sat on a comfortable lead through splits of 25.17, 49.25 and 1:12.82 and had enough left in the stretch to hold off Dean’s Kitten, who took second.  […]

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Exhi, Researcher highlight Ben Ali

Polytrack specialist Exhi, who won four straight races last year on the surface including the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, will likely be the betting favorite despite making his season debut in the Ben Ali Stakes.  The field of five also includes Stay Put, Researcher, Dean’s Kitten and Mister Marti Gras.

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