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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?

Jody Slew Preparing for March 26 Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew surprised just about everybody – including her connections – when she won Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan.

Rachel Alexandra Times-Picayune's Headline Attraction Friday

As Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra nears her first start of the year in Fair Grounds’ inaugural running of the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies – now just about a fortnight away on March 13 –