Two Emmys on his way to victory in the G3 Fair Grounds (Hodges Photography)
Fair Grounds Press Release
NEW ORLEANS— Wolfe Racing’s fleet-footed Two Emmys left no doubters in the final stages of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes presented by Horse Racing Nation (Grade 3) when he convincingly pulled clear to a 4 ¼-length victory Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots.
Ridden by James Graham and trained by Hugh Robertson, Two Emmys led every step of the way in the 1 1/8-mile Fair Grounds Stakes and stopped the timer in 1:54.73.
Graham and Two Emmys broke sharply from the gate and into the first turn they were joined by a hard-hustled Cavalry Charge. Graham and Two Emmys traveled comfortably through the first opening quarter-mile of :24.04. Down the backstretch, Graham was able to slow the fractions even more to a half-mile clocking of :51.52. Around the far turn, Graham kept Two Emmys to the outside rail of the Stall Wilson Turf Course and cruised to a front-running score.
Two Emmys was well-backed in the wagering and returned $5.60, $3.20and $2.60. Gentle Soul and Rey Gutierrez finished second to return $4.40 and $3.40. English Tavern and Deshawn Parker completed the Top 3 and paid $4.60.
Bay Street Money rounded out the superfecta and he was followed by Pixelate, Tiz the Bomb and Cavalry Charge.
Two Emmys is now a seven-time winner from 23 starts. He sports 9 runner-up finishes and one third. His purse earnings were boosted in the Fair Grounds Stakes to $925,083.
Two Emmys is a 7-year-old gelded son of English Channel out of the Buddha mare Miss Emmy. He was bred in Kentucky by Tottenwood Thoroughbreds.
Fair Grounds Quotes:
James Graham, jockey, Two Emmys, (winner): “Hugh had him ready to go today. He needed his last run in the Colonel Bradley. He’s a cool horse and shows up every time he runs. You watch him go out there and he throws his ears up and puts himself on the lead. He doesn’t need the lead but he always finds himself there.”
Hugh Robertson, trainer, Two Emmys (winner): “He trains nicely and now that he’s older he put on some weight and does it a little better. He’s a fun horse to train and does it so easy now.”
Rey Gutierrez, jockey, Gentle Soul (runner-up): “Today he was ready to roll. Last time we were able to get the best of him. Everything in the race played out to plan. I got to be where I wanted to be. I know I was riding a really good horse. I made the same run at Two Emmys this time as last time but credit to his connections they had him ready for us today.”