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Believe You Can Assumes Favorite's Role in Gr. III Rachel Alexandra

With the already announced defection of Ramona Bass’s morning-line choice Applauding from Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can is likely to assume the favorite’s mantle in this weekend’s $200,000 event for 3-year-old fillies that serves as the final...
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Believe You Can Assumes Favorite's Role in Gr. III Rachel Alexandra

With the already announced defection of Ramona Bass’s morning-line choice Applauding from Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can is likely to assume the favorite’s mantle in this weekend’s $200,000 event for 3-year-old fillies that serves as the final...

Havre de Grace Up to Five-Eighths in :59 4/5

Horse of the Year Havre de Grace continued to progress toward her 2012 debut in March, breezing five furlongs in :59 4/5 on Lundi Gras morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 5-year-old mare, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, once again posted the first timed move of the...

Top Three from Lecomte Face South Florida Invader El Padrino in Saturday's Risen Star

Let’s Go Stable’s El Padrino, who closed out in the opening Kentucky Derby Future Pool this year at 16-1, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds. As Fair Grounds’ designed prep for the $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1,...

Top Three from Lecomte Face South Floride Invader El Padrino in Saturday's Risen Star

In post position order from the rail out (with jockey, trainer, weights for handicap stakes), followed by odds. $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (Grade II, 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles): Afford (Shaun Bridgmohan, Greg Geier), 8-1; Optimizer (Carlos Marquez Jr., Wayne Lukas), 6-1; Mr. Bowling (Robby...

Monday Notes: Larry Jones's Diary On Lundi Gras Morning

There was still a sliver visible in the eastern sky from February’s waning moon when the stakes horse-laden barn of the Larry & Cindy Jones Stable began its workday on Lundi Gras morning in New Orleans.  Here are some highlights – in chronological order – recorded at that Fair Grounds...

Morning Line Odds for Preview Day Stakes

In post position order from the rail out (with jockey, trainer, weights for handicap stakes), followed by odds. $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (Grade II, 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles): Afford (Shaun Bridgmohan, Greg Geier), 8-1; Optimizer (Carlos Marquez Jr., Wayne Lukas), 6-1; Mr. Bowling (Robby...

Cherokee Queen Overcomes Soft Pace to Win Marie Krantz Memorial

Clark Brewster’s Cherokee Queen continued her rule over the turf-favoring filly and mare challengers to her throne in New Orleans with a 1 l/4-length victory in Saturday’s 17th running of Fair Grounds’ featured $75,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap. The 7-year-old daughter of Cherokee Run –...

Old Bushmill Toast of Town in Dixie Poker Ace Stakes

Larry Johnson’s Old Bushmill, void of early foot, launched a bold bid outside rivals when set down for the drive and was up in the late stages to best Red Oak Stable’s front-running Kissimmee Kyle by a half-length at the wire in Saturday’s $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes over Fair Grounds’ Stall...

Beanwah'smacine, Effie Win Divisions of Louisiana Futurity

Brittlyn Stable’s Beanwah’smachine justified his role as the 3-10 choice in the wagering in Saturday’s colts and geldings division of Fair Grounds’ $103,290 Louisiana Futurity with a length and a half victory after gaining the advantage in upper stretch. Two races later on Saturday’s 11-event...