Barn Notes

Maximus Ruler Gets Sunday Breeze for Saturday's Risen Star

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, runner-up in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Jan.

Hotep, General Quarters, Jody Slew Get Preview Day Works

Two prominent 3-year-old colts pointing toward Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb.

Drosselmeyer, Discreetly Mine, Tempted to Tapit Headed to Risen Star

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is due to run at Fair Grounds in the New Orleans Ladies March 13, but well before that – on Feb.

Rachel Alexandra Drills in Drizzling Rain Friday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, aiming once again for an anticipated confrontation with her older rival Zenyatta in Oaklawn’s Grade I Apple Blossom April 9, worked Friday morning

Friesan Fire, General Quarters Headed for Rematch in Mineshaft

Fair Grounds’ upcoming Grade III Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb.

Patrick Husbands Back in Big Easy

Canadian-based jockey Patrick Husbands accepted his third straight Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion jockey in ceremonies in Toronto a little over a week ago, then on Saturday he rode thr

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :50 3/5

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezed four furlongs Saturday morning in :50 3/5 and galloped out five-eighths of a mile in 1:04, according to Fair Grounds clockers.

Ron the Greek Readies for Risen Star

As the winner of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes two weeks ago, Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek is the only 3-year-old who could join Friesan Fire as the second consecutive horse t

Rachel Alexandra Gallops

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoyed a “happy gallop” once around the Fair Grounds main track Thursday morning at about 6:30 a.m., according to Fair Grounds clocker Billy Pettingill

Rachel Alexandra Halter Up for Bids

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her first recorded work of the 2010 racing season at Fair Grounds Sunday morning, but beginning Friday a special commemorative stable halter once worn