Havre de Grace, who is likely to be named 2011's Horse of the Year later this month, has settled into her new home at Fair Grounds in New Orleans and began galloping under trainer Larry Jones this past weekend.
Rapid Redux was en route from trainer David Well's home base in Pennsylvania to Laurel Park in Maryland on Wednesday morning, his injured hoof healed enough for him to participate in Laurel's sixth race.
Star Guitar, one of the best Louisiana-breds ever, won the Louisiana Champions Day Classic for the third year in a row on Saturday at Fair Grounds, capturing the statebred-restricted $150,000 stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Populist Politics.
A marathon Breeders' Cup post position draw produced precious little liveliness Monday afternoon at Churchill Downs, but a short, excited cry came from a table of Frenchmen when Goldikova was assigned post 1 for the BC Mile.
The rematch between Plum Pretty and It's Tricky turned out to be no match at all, with Plum Pretty running away to a 7 1/2- length victory in the Grade 2, $750,000 Cotillion Stakes on Saturday at Parx Racing.
In the Prix Niel, Reliable Man returned to the form that won the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) in June, avenging a distant third-place finish to Meandre in the Grand Prix de Paris on July 14 by beating Meandre by two lengths in the Niel.