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International Star a Rising Star in the Risen Star

Unlike last year, when trainer Mike Maker brought a Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey-owned winner of the Lecomte Stakes back a month later to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to contest the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes from an unfavorably wide post, the stars were in the veteran trainer’s favor...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Duncan F. Kenner Stakes

Antsu Stables’ Street Babe, making his stakes debut in just his third lifetime start, pressed the pace and took control late to capture the Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Bayou Stakes

 John Wentworth’s Chocolate Ride proved a clever claim when winning the Grade III $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap on Saturday as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented By Lamarque Ford, three months to the day from when he was claimed for $40,000 at Churchill Downs.    ...

I'm a Chatterbox Leaves Them in Silence in Rachel Alexandra

    It took just over a minute and 44 seconds on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s Larry Jones-trained I’m a Chatterbox to go from talented locally based stakes winner to serious Kentucky Oaks contender when winning the...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 20

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*J S BACH TO BE SCRATCHED FROM RISEN STAR*HIGHWEIGHT VILLANDRY OUT OF FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP*KEEN ICE PROGRESSING FOR ROMANS*KENNEALLY LOOKING FOR GRADED GLORY WITH FREUDIE ANNE*CLASS LEADER HEALTHY AND READY FOR MINESHAFT*ARGENTINE GROUP I WINNER MYSTERY TRAIN...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 19

@AdophsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*THREE-TIME MEET WINNER UDOKNOWJACK POINTING TO STAR GUITAR*CROSS-ENTERED QUADRIVIUM LIKELY FOR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP*EAGLE OUT WITH KNEE ISSUE*ISTANFORD READY TO ROLL IN BAYOU*SKYRING USING FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP AT MUNIZ PREP*GLENARD MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN FAIR GROUNDS...

Stakes Recap: Mardi Gras Stakes

Brereton C. Jones’ Divine Beauty made all the running with a sharp win in the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes, improving to a perfect four-for-four at the six-furlong distance and winning the second stakes of her seven-race career.  Going immediately to the front, the homebred daughter of Divine...

Stakes Advance: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Bayou Stakes

MUNIZ WINNER SKYRING RETURNS IN WIDE-OPEN FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAPLast season, Calumet Farm’s Skyring ran arguably two of the best races of his career over the Stall-Wilson turf course and on Saturday the 6-year-old son of English Channel returns with a new trainer and his connections’ hopes that he...

Stakes Advance: Grade III Rachel Alexandra

@AdolphsonRacing GRADE I WINNER ANGELA RENEE TAKES ON TOUGH LOCALS IN RACHEL ALEXANDRA RUMBLEInvaders from New York and Florida – highlighted by Siena Farm’s Grade I winner Angela Renee – will take on a talented group of local fillies in the Grade III $175,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair...

Stakes Advances: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Duncan F. Kenner Stakes

GRADE I WINNER MAJESTIC HARBOR HEADLINES MINESHAFT HANDICAPGrade I winner Majestic Harbor returns to the scene of his first career win in Saturday’s Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford. The...