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Stakes Advance: Allen Lacombe Memorial

 A field of twelve sophomore fillies have packed the entry box for the eighth running of the $60,000 Allen Lacombe Memorial at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.  At 7½ furlongs on the grass, the Lacombe attracted a solid field, including two stakes winners, two stakes-placed fillies...

Fair Grounds to Increase Overnight Purses 10% for Remainder of the Meet

 As a result of an increase in pari-mutuel handle and increased slots and video poker revenue in 2015, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% increase in overnight purses for the remainder of the 143rd thoroughbred racing season. “I am pleased to announce this purse increase...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, March 4

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*IKE WALKER TOPS SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI OWNERS AND BREEDERS' STAKES*DIVINE DAWN ASHLAND-BOUND WITH A GOOD LACOMBE PERFORMANCEIKE WALKER TOPS SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI OWNERS AND BREEDERS’ STAKESIke and Dawn Thrash’s Ike Walker leads a field of 10 in Friday’s $40,000 South...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 1

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*STALL TAKING HIS TIME WITH YOCKEY'S WARRIOR*STREET SPICE RETURNS TO TAB*MIZZ MONEY AND DIVINE DAWN LIKELY TO RENEW RIVALRY IN LACOMBESTALL TAKING HIS TIME WITH YOCKEY’S WARRIORLost in a day enveloped with a sextet of stakes last Saturday was a breakout performance...

Stakes Recaps: Black Gold Stakes & Dixie Poker Ace Stakes

Windy Hill Farm’s Anne Smith-trained Tuba pulled a slick one over on the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes field, going gate-to-wire over eight other 3-year-olds under Jose Riquelme at odds of 63-1.  After making it to the lead with relative ease, the 3-year-old gelded son of Magna Graduate welled up...

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 4

@AdolphsonRacing 3-YEAR-OLDS: INTERNATIONAL STAR & WAR STORY STEP UP AGAINKenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Mike Maker-trained INTERNATIONAL STAR and Loooch Racing and Chris Dunn’s Tom Amoss-trained WAR STORY (both below) displayed their class in last month’s Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes when...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 26

IN TODAY'S NOTES: A DOZEN FOR DIXIE POKER ACE STAKES; FOREVER UNBRIDLED CONTINUES TO IMPROVE; MYSTERY TRAIN TO LOOP BACK FOR NEW ORLEANS                           ...

Stakes Advance: Black Gold Stakes

Ten talented sophomores have drawn into what appears to be a slick renewal of the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this Saturday, Feb. 28.  Led by graded stakes winner Lucky Player from the powerful Steve Asmussen stable, the 58th running is scheduled to be...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 25

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*THURSDAY ALLOWANCE HAS LOOK OF LOUISIANA DERBY PREP*STREET BABE EXITS MINESHAFT WELL, NEW ORLEANS POSSIBLE*WAR STORY LIKELY FOR LOUISIANA DERBYTHURSDAY ALLOWANCE HAS LOOK OF LOUISIANA DERBY PREPThursday’s featured seventh race at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 22

@AdolphsonRacing  IN TODAY'S NOTES*INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS WELL, LOUISIANA DERBY NEXT*CHOCOLATE RIDE PUTTING HIS BEST FEET FORWARD*COUP DE GRACE AND TAPITURE ZIP IN WORKOUTS*SATURDAY STAKES HAT TRICK FOR GEROUX*TWO STEP TEMPER TO BLACK GOLD INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS WELL, LOUISIANA DERBY...