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Barn Notes: Monday, January 26

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES: CHAMPION UNTAPABLE AND TAPITURE HAVE FIRST WORKS OF SEASON; WEST COAST BELLE MOVES ON AFTER DISAPPOINTING SILVERBULLETDAY; ISTANFORD POSSIBLE FOR BAYOU; 'NIGHTCAP MURRILL' STRIKES AGAIN; KATIE'S EYES TO FOCUS ON KEENELAND CHAMPION UNTAPABLE AND TAPITURE HAVE FIRST...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 25

@AdolphsonRacing  TEXAS RED PROBABLE FOR RISEN STAR Grade I $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red has the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on his radar, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.  Recently second in the voting for Eclipse Award champion juvenile, the son of...

Barn Notes: Saturday, January 24

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: ANOTHER LEMON DROP DESERVES ANOTHER TRY; DEPARTING RETURNS TO TRAINING; BROBERG HIGH ON A M MILKY WAY; SHOOK UP AND EDEN GREY'S KITTEN LOOK FOR REPEAT ROMPS MONDAY ANOTHER LEMON DROP DESERVES ANOTHER TRY            ...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 23

AMOSS EXCITED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WAR STORYTom Amoss – already a 10-time champion at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots – is having a huge meet by any trainer’s standards in this 143rd season of racing.  Striking at 36% and with a 12-win lead (through Thursday’s card) over his closest rival...

Carnival Season Dates and Post Time Reminder

With Carnival season in full swing in New Orleans, live racing at Fair Grounds will be conducted on Mardi Gras as well as several other noteworthy days in the coming weeks, some with alternate post times. Regular first post is 1:25 p.m. First Sunday in February (February 1): First post 12 p.m....

Fair Grounds Focus: Road to Louisiana Derby Day Vol. 1

  3-YEAR OLDS: INTERNATIONAL STAR INVADES, WAR STORY BEST OF LOCALS The Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (above) on Jan. 17 provided the local fans with their initial taste of the Triple Crown trail and the first of the three major local graded stakes for sophomores.  The race...

Barn Notes: Monday, January 19

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS LECOMTE WELL, POSSIBLE FOR RISEN STAR; SHOOK UP AIMING FOR RACHEL ALEXANDRA; NOTTE D'ORO AND HUNG THE MOON LIKELY BAYOU-BOUND INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS LECOMTE WELL, POSSIBLE FOR RISEN STAR Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star is reportedly...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 18

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: HERNANDEZ CONTINUES STEADY ASCENSION; STRING KING LIKELY TO WAIT FOR MUNIZ HERNANDEZ CONTINUES STEADY ASCENSIONThe career of jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. has been a successful exercise in understatement.  Self-effacing and subtly astute in demeanor, it is easy to forget...

International Star Radiant in Lecomte

 Owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker made it two consecutive years of Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes glory when their improving colt International Star shot to an impressive 2½-length victory in Saturday’s 71st running of the Fair Grounds Race Course feature.  Ridden...

I'm a Chatterbox Quite the Clamour in Silverbulletday Romp

Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s homebred I’m a Chatterbox proved her recent string of quick local works – including two consecutive bullets going into today’s race – were anything but ‘all talk’ when she sounded off and dismantled a quality field of sophomore fillies by eight lengths in Saturday’s 23rd...