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Rapid Rhythm Clashes with Equation in Mardi Gras

 Fat Tuesday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots features an intriguing renewal of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes. At 5½ furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course and restricted to fillies and mares, the 2017 edition features the likely swan song of Robert S. Evans’ Mike Stidham-trained...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 26

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Enterprising Tops Maker Exacta in FG Handicap; Believe in Bertie, Hogy Set Track Records

Trainer Mike Maker entered four horses, ran three and finished one-two in Saturday’s Grade III $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Preview Day. The 1 1/8-miles event on the Stall-Wilson turf course was one of four graded stakes races on the card...

Honorable Duty Digs Deep in Mineshaft

DARRS, Inc.’s Brendan Walsh-trained Honorable Duty won his second stakes of the 2016-17 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots season, taking the Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap in its 32nd running. Over 1 1/16 miles, the main track event for older horses serves as a major prep for the Grade II...

Farrell Flawless in Rachel Alexandra

Coffepot Stables’ homebred Wayne Catalano-trainedFarrell showed her considerable class in Saturday’s 37th running of the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes. Over 1 1/16 miles, the main track 3-year-old filly-restricted race was the second of three New Orleans stepping stones to the Grade I $...

Girvin Ascends in Grade II Risen Star

 Brad Grady’s Joe Sharp-trainedGirvin showed excellent constitution and acceleration en route to a sharp two-length victory in Saturday’s 45th running of the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes. Over 1 1/16 miles, the main track 3-year-old-restricted race was the second of three New Orleans...

Girvin Ascends in Risen Star

 Brad Grady’s Joe Sharp-trainedGirvin showed excellent constitution and acceleration en route to a sharp two-length victory in Saturday’s 45th running of the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes. Over 1 1/16 miles, the main track 3-year-old-restricted race was the second of three New Orleans...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 24

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Barn Notes: Thursday, February 23

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Stakes Advances: Mineshaft Handicap, FG Handicap, Daisy Devine and Col. Power

G M B Racing’s Tom Amoss-trained Mo Tom makes his 4-year-old bow on Saturday in a competitive, local star-studded field of older horses in the 1 1/16-miles Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The son of Uncle Mo leads a parade of Fair Grounds favorites,...