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Clear Sailing Could Have Date with Rachel Alexandra After Pelleteri Win

Veteran jockey Shane Sellers, lately surging as “The Comeback Kid” after being away from competition for four-and-a-half years, came from worst to first astride the appropriately-named Cl

War Echo Heads Saturday's Pelleteri

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ War Echo, heroine of last year’s Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes in New Orleans before injury took her out of Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks consideration, looms as the

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

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra Pointing to March 13 New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 4-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet

Friesan Fire, General Quarters Headed for Rematch in Mineshaft

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

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.

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

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first official work of the year Sunday, a four-furlong breeze in :52 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard.

Ron the Greek: A Rising Star for the Risen Star?

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, who went from worst to first to win Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at a mile and 40 yards with a dominating stretch rally, looks like a horse that will like