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Barn Notes: Thursday, January 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Danny Pish Readies Pair of Lecomte Longshots; Grade III Lecomte Awards Points as Road to the Kentucky Derby Race; Fair Grounds Tops Nation With Highest Carryover of $115,312 Thursday Why would a trainer ship two 3-year-olds into New Orleans with such unorthodox past performances...

Stakes Advance: Col. E. R. Bradly, Louisiana Handicap, Krantz Memorial

String King Meets 'Daddy Nose' in Col. Bradley 'Cap; Prayer For Relief Heads $100,000 Louisiana 'Cap Charles Craig Smith’sString King, runner-up in last year’s renewal of Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Stakes over the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will...

Stakes Advance: Silverbulletday Stakes

Divine Beauty, 'Forever' Face Off in Silverbulletday Brereton C. Jones’s Divine Beauty, heroine of the $60,000 Letellier Memorial here Dec. 21, and Charles Fipke’s Unbridled Forever, who broke her maiden by 5 ¼ lengths at Churchill Nov. 30 and is a daughter of Horton Stable et al.’s 2006 Kentucky...

Stakes Advance: Lecomte Stakes

Albano, Gold Hawk to Vie in FG's Grade III Lecomte Brereton C. Jones’sAlbano, the latest Larry Jones-trained sophomore with designs on a Triple Crown campaign later this spring, and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gold Hawk, expected to fulfill a similar role for trainer Steve Asmussen, may vie for...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 12

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Works for Saturday's GIII Lecomte; Stewart Breezes Unbridled Forever Prior to Saturday's Silverbulletday; Fair Grounds Tops Nation With Highest Carryover Pool ($105,115) Sunday Windy Hill Farm’s Smarty Echo worked a half-mile in company Sunday morningin preparation...

Stakes Recap: Costa Rising Stakes

Heitai Rises Again in Costa Rising at Fair Grounds Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai, cleverly ridden by Diego Saenz once again, teamed up to use the same tactics they did four weeks ago in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes for Louisiana-breds by...

NEWS RELEASE: Starlight-Starbright, Fair Grounds' New Community Involvement Program

Starlight-Starbright, Let Us Help You Tonight Starlight Racing presented by Miller Lite and Blue Moon returns Friday, January 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and this month’s event with a first post of 5 p.m. will mark the introduction of a new community involvement program, Starlight-...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 10

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Joins Lecomte Probable Starters; Divine Beauty Heads $125,000 Silverbulletday Probable Starters; String King to Try Open Company Again in Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley 'Cap; Prayer For Relief to Answer Call of $100,000 Louisiana Handicap; 2013 Louisiana Derby Winner...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Albano, Gold Hawk Headed for Lecomte Faceoff; Keith Desormeaux Updates on Silent Ruler, Ive Struck a Nerve It is now less than 10 days until Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but at this early juncture the Grade III Lecomte Stakes,...

Stakes Advance: Costa Rising Stakes

Heavy on Themister Heads FG's Costa Rising Stakes Rebecca Farms and T. J. Dickey’s Heavy On Themister, hero of the 2012 $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the scene of his greatest victory to face 11 rivals in Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising...