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Country Day, Chamberlain Bridge Renew Rivalry in Saturday's Colonel Power

This Saturday, when Fair Grounds hosts its final local preps for this season’s $1 million Louisiana Derby, $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap and $400,000 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap, the other contests on Saturday’s 12-race program tend to suffer something of an identity...

New Website Now Live

FairGroundsRaceCourse.com, the official website of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, re-launched today with a new design and a more intuitive layout. “Visitors to FairGroundsRaceCourse.com will find their way to the information they need in less time and with fewer clicks,” said Senior Director...

Feature: Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones Has Three in Saturday Stakes

The filly was named Modean, and she ran for a $5,000 claiming tag at Ellis Park. This was long before the days of 2008 Eclipse Award-winning filly Proud Spell, when colts Mr. Bowling and Mark Valeski – now top contenders for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds – and the filly...
Brereton & Elizabeth Jones

Feature: Brereton Jones and Larry Jones, 'Till Death Do Us Part'

The filly was named Modean, and she ran for a $5,000 claiming tag at Ellis Park. This was long before the days of 2008 Eclipse Award-winning filly Proud Spell, when colts Mr. Bowling and Mark Valeski – now top contenders for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds – and the filly...

Wednesday Notes: Preview Day Shippers Arrive in Good Order

All the out-of-town shippers invading New Orleans in advance of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford had arrived without incident in New Orleans by mid-morning Wednesday and were safely ensconced in three different barns on the Fair Grounds backstretch. PLETCHER’S PAIR...
Daisy Devine

Daisy Devine Trumps 'Queen' in Mardi Gras Handicap

James Miller’s Daisy Devine, cleverly ridden by Irish-born jockey James Graham, took advantage of a short field and a temporary rail set 22 feet away from its inside position that left Clark Brewster’s odds-on favorite Cherokee Queen somewhat tactically challenged and was able to draw off late for...

Tres Borrachos Likely Favorite in Mineshaft; Smart Bid Choice in FG 'Cap

Button Stable and George Hicker’s California invader Tres Borrachos, who was installed as the tepid 7-2 early choice in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds, is now likely to go the post at shorter odds following three late defections from the upcoming event for older horses at 1...

Tres Borrachos Likely Favorite in Mineshaft; Smart Bid Choice in FG 'Cap

Button Stable and George Hicker’s California invader Tres Borrachos, who was installed as the tepid 7-2 early choice in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds, is now likely to go the post at shorter odds following three late defections from the upcoming event for older horses at 1...

Feature: Team Valor's Table Three Ten Earning Rave Reviews

In a restaurant on Short Street in the city of Lexington, Ky., hangs a nicely framed photograph of a nicely made racehorse. The runner is called Table Three Ten, and a look at the menu of this fine dining establishment confirms a title of identical name.   Table Three Ten the filly runs...

Feature: Table Three Ten Earning Rave Reviews

In a restaurant on Short Street in the city of Lexington, Ky., hangs a nicely framed photograph of a nicely made racehorse. The runner is called Table Three Ten, and a look at the menu of this fine dining establishment confirms a title of identical name.   Table Three Ten the filly runs...