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Archarcharch an Interesting Prospect for Sugar Bowl Stakes

Alphabetically, Archarcharch is at the top of the list of contestants for Saturday’s 60th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds.  

Jockey Eramia Near the Top of FG Standings

Tied for leading rider honors through last weekend and among the leaders since the Thoroughbred Racing Season began on Thanksgiving Day is jockey Richard Eramia, off to an unusua

LCD Morning-After Report

Trainer Richard Jackson, conditioner of Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm, said Sunday that the daughter of Stormy Atlantic may have been compromised by bruised feet Saturday when she f

Desert Wheat Challenges Sands of Time in LCD Turf

Let’s show a little respect for the elderly, please, when it comes to star attractions for Saturday’s 20th anniversary edition of Fair Grounds’ Louisiana Champions Day!

Louisiana Derby Early Bird Noms Close Monday

Fair Grounds racing secretary Jason Boulet reminds horsemen that “Early Bird” nominations to the 98th running of the Grade II Louisiana Derby – to be contested for a purse of $1 million for

Star Guitar Tunes Up for Saturday's Louisiana Champions Day

The 20th anniversary edition of Louisiana Champions Day will be run this Saturday at Fair Grounds as an expanded 13-race program with a special early first race post time of 12:10 p.m., but the mai

Champions Day First Post Moved Up to 12:10 pm CST

Guests of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and fans of the New Orleans oval’s simulcast signal should note that this coming Saturday on Louisiana Champions Day there will be a special early fir

Hall of Fame Trainer Sheppard in Town for Pago Hop

Legendary Thoroughbred trainer Jonathan Sheppard was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga two decades ago, but believes this Saturday may be only the seco

Guidry Training at FG; St. Julien Continues on Comeback Trail

Louisiana native Mark Guidry, who spent the majority of his jockey career as the dominant year-round dean of Chicago riders, embarked on his new career as a trainer three years ago – but wil

Theriot Wins Four on Friday

Three years ago, Louisiana-born jockey Jamie Theriot rode most of the races on a cold, overcast November day at Churchill Downs, got into his car at the end of the day and drove all night to