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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

Pair of Anna Win On Opening Day

Female jockeys may have developed an increasing presence at Fair Grounds in recent seasons, but having two different female riders visit the winner’s circle on opening day at the Crescent City oval

Introducing New Fair Grounds Racing Analyst Katie Mikolay

Who can turn the world on with her smile?

Triumphant Stall, Trainer of Blame, Back at Fair Grounds

Trainer Al Stall Jr was back at his Fair Grounds barn Monday morning, two days after his star horse Blame upset the previously unbeaten mare Zenyatta in North America’s richest race, the $5 million

First Four From FG Oaks Bound for Kentucky Oaks

Once again this year, the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks is likely to serve as a preview of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks five weeks later.

Hall of Famers Headline Louisiana Derby Trainers

Four Thoroughbred trainers already ensconced in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga, and two others on a path to first-year-of-eligibility induction, will be represented by s

Jody Slew a 'Go' for Friday's Fair Grounds Oaks

Jody Slew, undefeated in the first two legs of Fair Grounds’ sophomore filly series, will attempt to become the first horse to sweep all three races in that grouping when she goes to the pos

Jody Slew Still Possible for Friday's Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, winner of the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan. 23 and the Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes Feb.

Louisiana Derby Week Quotes (Monday and Tuesday)

From Monday morning’s Louisiana Derby Post Position Draw:

Rachel Alexandra Works Monday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked an easy half-mile in 50.40 at Fair Grounds Monday morning in her first timed move since her narrow loss to Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana in the $2