August 2017

Fear the Cowboy rebounds with West Virginia Governor’s Cup

By Marcus Hersh Fear the Cowboy was nipped on the wire after taking a midstretch lead three weeks ago in the $100,000 Schaefer Memorial Stakes at Indiana Grand, but Saturday at Mountaineer Casino and Resort he held firm in the $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s Cup beating Iron Fist by two lengths. Iron Fist, who had tracked the pace winning the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker in his last start, fell far behind fractions of 23.96 and 48.24 set by Red Dragon Tattoo, whoRead More

Fear the Cowboy hits the road again, this time to Mountaineer

By Mary Rampellini Fear the Cowboy will be breaking new ground in his career when he runs next month at Mountaineer Park. It will be the first West Virginia start for the 5-year-old horse, who has spent most of the spring and summer at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La. “He’s run at 11 different racetracks,” trainer Efren Loza Jr. said. Loza said Fear the Cowboy is targeting the $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes on Aug. 5. The horse is coming offRead More