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Rachel Vists Gate, Zardana Settles In

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra went to the head of her gate-schooling class Thursday during training hours at Fair Grounds when she familiarized herself with the starting gate for a seco

Rachel Alexanda Stretches Legs in Wednesday Gallop

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra returned to the track Wednesday morning for an easy gallop three days prior to her 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies.

From 'A' to 'Z' With Zardana Owner Arnold Zetcher

The “buzz” concerning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra’s rivals in Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies mostly surrounds the Brazilian-bred mare Zardana.

Rachel Alexandra Goes Easy Half-Mile in Final Work for New Orleans Ladies

VISIT THE 'VIDEO' SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW RACHEL ALEXANDRA'S RECENT WORKOUTS AT FAIR GROUNDS. 

Jockey Jacinto's Joy is Being Casey's Shadow

Although he has been prominent in Fair Grounds’ jockey standings during three of the four seasons he has ridden here (he broke his shoulder in the other), Peruvian-born jockey John Jacinto m

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock Saturday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra schooled in the Fair Grounds paddock before and during Saturday’s seventh race, maintaining an air of detached coolness while delighted fans gathered to sn

Rachel Alexandra Extra Frisky Saturday Morning

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had an “exceptionally good gallop” Saturday morning at Fair Grounds, one week before her upcoming engagement in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13, a

Stay Put Staying Put for Louisiana Derby

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Stay Put, fifth in Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb.

Rachel Alexandra Finishes Fast in Six-Furlong Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked six furlongs in company Tuesday morning, blowing past her stablemate nearing the eighth-pole and finishing in a final quarter-mile of :22 3/5 to pos

Clear Sailing for Rachel in New Orleans Ladies

Will Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoy clear sailing in Fair Grounds’ upcoming $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13 when she makes her first start of the 2010 racing season?