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Elite Alex Will Take to Long Louisiana Derby Stretch

Conditioner Tim Ritchey, who will turn 60-years-old on Preakness Day this May, began riding horses as a 3-year-old on his uncle’s farm near Pittsburgh and went on to spend some tim

Monday Notes: Albarado to Begin Galloping Horses Saturday

Jockey Robby Albarado, the native of Lafayette, Louisiana, who has become a Fair Grounds legend during the course of his stellar career, will start galloping horses again this Satu

Aide Favored in Tuesday's Mardi Gras Stakes

Adele Dilschneider’s Aide, a disappointing fifth in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan.

Sunday Notes: Mucho Macho Man in Fine Fettle

Trainer Kathy Ritvo was ebullient during training hours Sunday morning at Fair Grounds, and with good reason.

Five Star Fun Wins Thursday Feature

Columbine Stable’s Five Star Fun was no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 9-to-10 favoritism at Fair Grounds Thursday, winning the featured $32,000 fifth race at ab

Trubs Takes Black Gold Stakes; Wicked Deed Wins Tiffany Lass

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Trubs came up outside the leaders to challenge entering the stretch run of Saturday’s 54th running of Fair Grounds’ tradition-rich $60,000 <

Aide Slight Choice in Saturday's Silverbulletday

Adele Dilschneider’s Aide, who finished fourth in the prestigious Grade II Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs in her last start Nov.

Saturday Notes: Gomez Coming to FG for Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Jan. 22

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez is scheduled to be in New Orleans to ride at least three horses on the Fair Grounds Road to the Derby Day Presented by Hotel Mont

Kissimmee Kyle Tops Dixie Poker Ace, Older Stars Face Off in Saturday Allowance

Red Oak Stable’s Kissimmee Kyle, a Louisiana-bred owned by Florida-based John Brunetti of Hialeah Park, has been installed as the slight 5-2 choice in Saturday’s 30th renewal of th