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Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest

Rachel Alexandra Arrives at Fair Grounds

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra arrived at her winter base, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, without incident late Friday afternoon.

Can Tempo Five Trump Thursday's Thanksgiving 'Cap Rivals?

Euroears vs. Sok Sok.  Is Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap a two-horse race?

Euroears Seeks Return to Glory, Sok Sok Seeks Repeat in Thanksgiving Handicap

Intriguing Euroears, easily the most consistent quality Thoroughbred to race during the Fair Grounds season two years ago, seeks a return to that glory in Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Gro

Sellers Rules Again in Pontalba; Comedero Wins Old Hickory

After riding a winner on Friday’s opening day at Fair Grounds, Louisiana native Shane Sellers, once a nationally-known riding star who returned to the saddle last summer following a 4 1/2-ye

Asmussen Active in Saturday's Old Hickory, Pontalba Stakes

Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Steve Asmussen – also Fair Grounds’ defending trainer champion last season – will be prominently represented in both stakes on Saturday’s opening weekend program o

Fair Grounds Concludes 137th Season

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 29, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded its 137th season Sunday, a winter that provided a mixture of new and old.

Robby Reflects on Cusp of Rider Record

Headlines for Friday, March 27, 2009

Five Stakes Top FG's Season-Ending Lagniappe Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 26, 2009) - Five stakes races for Louisiana-breds, including four on Saturday, make up Louisiana Lagniappe Weekend presented by Miller on the final two day