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Stakes Recap: Allen Lacombe Memorial

What was thought to be a budding rivalry between two talented gray 3-year-old grass fillies may have blossomed into all-out war on Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots when L T B, Inc. and Hillerich Racing’s Mizz Money claimed the better of a photo-finish in the $60,000 Allen...

Barn Notes: Saturday, March 7

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*IKE WALKER EXITS STAKES WIN WELL*STALL SEEING GREEN THIS SEASON*TOP OF THE PAGE MORE THAN A FOOTNORE IN THURSDAY'S FEATURE IKE WALKER EXITS STAKES WIN WELLIke and Dawn Thrash’s always well-regarded Ike Walker woke up from a four-race losing streak under jockey...

Barn Notes: Friday, March 6

@AdolphsonRacingIN TODAY'S NOTES*STEWART HIGH ON LEMON DROP TITLE*A SATISFYING RETURN FOR KENDALL'S BOY*STARSHIP DUCHESS TO BE RETIRED, BRED TO CANDY RIDE*REGALLY READY AMONG FOUR GRADED STAKES WINNERS IN SUNDAY FEATURE STEWART HIGH ON LEMON DROP TITLEThere are many promising maidens stabled at...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 5

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*CALHOUN AND SHARP CLOSING GAP ON AMOSS*WEST COAST BELLE TO MOVE ON, KENTUCKY OAKS STILL GOAL CALHOUN AND SHARP CLOSING GAP ON AMOSSA veteran and a freshman trainer are closing the gap on Tom Amoss, the longtime 2014-15 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet’s...

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...