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Havre de Grace, Joyful Victory Work in Company

Twelve days in advance of her 2012 debut in the March 17, $150,000 New Orleans Ladies, reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace worked six furlongs in company with stablemate Joyful Victory in 1:11 2/5, breezing, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Regular exercise rider Jen Brasser was...
Havre de Grace and Joyful Victory

Havre de Grace, Joyful Victory Work in Company

Twelve days in advance of her 2012 debut in the March 17, $150,000 New Orleans Ladies, reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace worked six furlongs in company with stablemate Joyful Victory in 1:11 2/5, breezing, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Regular exercise rider Jen Brasser was...

Rosie Caps Off Five-Win Day With Promising Filly Small Kitchen

Gainesway Thoroughbreds’ odds-on favorite Small Kitchen broke in full stride to make the pace and drew off late to give Fair Grounds defending jockey champion and current leading rider Rosie Napravnik her fifth winner of the afternoon in Sunday’s $49,000 feature. Small Kitchen’s margin of victory...

Sunday Notes: Probables for Black Gold, 'Black Cat'

Two promising sophomores are expected to get the chance to polish their skills on grass this Saturday at Fair Grounds when the Crescent City oval hosts the 55th running of its traditional  $75,000 Black Gold Stakes at about 7 1/2- furlongs over the local lawn. Among those slated to make their...

Sunday's Child Noses Out Sarah Lane's Oates Win

At the wire following a stirring stretch duel, Brittlyn Stable’s Sunday’s Child proved best by a nose over Garland Goins’ She’s Prado’s Idol in Saturday’s 10th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes at Fair Grounds. “She was very game,” said winning rider Rosie Napravnik...

Sunday's Child Noses Out Sarah Lane's Oates Win

At the wire following a stirring stretch duel, Brittlyn Stable’s Sunday’s Child proved best by a nose over Garland Goins’ She’s Prado’s Idol in Saturday’s 10th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes at Fair Grounds. “She was very game,” said winning rider Rosie Napravnik of...

Calhoun One-Two in 3YO Feature

Gary and Mary West Stables’ entry of Fire Alarm andTiz Moe both overcame sluggish beginnings to finish first and second respectively – a neck apart – in Friday’s $49,000 allowance and $50,000 optional claiming Fair Grounds feature for 3-year-olds at a mile and 70 yards. The winning Fire Alarm,...

Friday Notes: Jesse Campbell's FG Meet

Although jockey Jesse Campbell endured a slower-than-usual beginning to his 2011-2012 winter season at Fair Grounds, he certainly ended it on a high note by capturing last Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap with an upset win aboard Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft for trainer Austin Smith....

Rosie Wins Four Thursday, Including Feautre On Little Polka Dot

Maggi Moss’s Little Polka Dot, always among the leaders, engaged Daniel Family Farms’ Skipping Town throughout the final furlong of Thursday’s $45,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming feature – restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares over the Stall-Wilson turf course – and...

Fair Grounds Has Plenty Left for Home Stretch

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has saved plenty of action for the home stretch of its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season, with the biggest stakes and best parties still to come in the meet’s final five weeks. Highlights include the 2012 debut of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace in the March...