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Race 4-$60,000 Colonel Power Stakes (4-year-olds and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf, 24th running) Jockey Tony Farina (Due Date, winner): “My horse was the same as he was last time. The only thing is that the turf changed a little bit. And he got a month-and-a-half off and that’s why he became...

Kathmanblu Delivers in Rachel Alexandra Stakes

Five D Thoroughbreds & Wind River Stables’ Kathmanblu, making her first start on dirt as a 3-year-old, established herself as a serious contender for the Grade I Kentucky Oaks with a convincing 1 ¼-length win over Donver Stables’ Inglorious in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes for 3-...

Undercard: Demarcation Wins Mineshaft, Expansion Takes FG 'Cap

Amerman Racing’s Demarcation, void of early foot in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap, launched a strong bid after being set down for the drive, engaged Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s favored Mission Impazible inside the furlong grounds and outfought that rival to prove best by a head in the...

Margolis Live in Three Races Today

Three years ago, trainer Steve Margolis decided to bring a string of horses to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. He was shifting his winter stable from the Florida circuit to Louisiana at the recommendation of main client Richard Klein, whose Due Date competes in today’s $60,000 Colonel Power...

Ide Ball Wins Starlight Feature

South Georgia Tigers’ odds-on favorite Ide Ball, placed just behind the early leaders in Friday’s Starlight Racing $45,000 optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds, appeared to lose interest in the running in upper stretch but rallied on the outside in the late stages to be best by 2 3/4-lengths...

Mike Smith to Ride Five at Fair Grounds Saturday

Jockey Mike Smith has only ridden 13 mounts at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during a career that spans more than 26 years in the saddle, but his three victories here include a score aboard Daytona in the 2008 edition of the Grade II Fair Grounds Handicap and a win on Concern in the 1995...

Telling Traveling Friday for Saturday's Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Telling, winner of Saratoga’s Grade I Sword Dancer Invitational the last two summers, was traveling Friday when Metzi Hobby, wife of trainer Steve Hobby but also groom, companion and chauffeur for the 7-year-old grass specialist, was reached somewhere around Lafayette,...

Night School in Session Every Monday on Fair Grounds Website

The racing industry’s first national, interactive online fan education forum, Night School, is now underway every Monday evening. Pioneered by Horse Player NOW, Night School is syndicated on racetrack websites including the Fair Grounds domain, FairGroundsRaceCourse.com. The weekly Night School...

Five Star Fun Wins Thursday Feature

Columbine Stable’s Five Star Fun was no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 9-to-10 favoritism at Fair Grounds Thursday, winning the featured $32,000 fifth race at about 5 1/2 furlongs over the Stall Wilson turf course by a length with a front-running score under jockey Shane Sellers...

Feature: Pants On Fire Back for Round 2 in Saturday's Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Jockey Joe Bravo rode Pants On Fire for the first time at Monmouth Park in the summer of 2010. That didn’t last very long. “That afternoon in the post parade he shied from something,” Bravo recalled. “He’s so powerful and strong, next thing I knew, he dropped me on my keister. He’s real talented...