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Barn Notes: Saturday, January 31

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: FOREVER UNBRIDLED DRILLS A BULLET FOR RACHEL ALEXANDRA; HIGHBALL POSSIBLE FOR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP; SUNBEAN BACK FROM SHORT BREAK, DELTA-BOUND FOREVER UNBRIDLED DRILLS A BULLET FOR RACHEL ALEXANDRA             Charles...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 30

GANTRY LIKELY TO RETIREEleven-time winner and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots darling Gantry (above) is likely to be retired, according to conditioner Ron Faucheux.  The 8-year-old gelded son of Pulpit was last seen winning a 5½-furlong turf allowance at the New Orleans oval on Dec. 11....

Fair Grounds to Host “Rosie Day” to Honor Jockey Napravnik February 21

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will hold a special celebration for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik on February 21. “Rosie Day” will coincide, fittingly, with Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford, a day on which Napravnik captured three editions of the Grade III...

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 2

@AdolphsonRacing 3-YEAR-OLDS: TEXAS RED & FOX HILL DUO LOOM LARGETrainer Keith Desormeaux, who keeps a local string at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, made it public this week that his stable star, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner TEXAS RED (above), has the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star...

Barn Notes: Monday, January 26

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES: CHAMPION UNTAPABLE AND TAPITURE HAVE FIRST WORKS OF SEASON; WEST COAST BELLE MOVES ON AFTER DISAPPOINTING SILVERBULLETDAY; ISTANFORD POSSIBLE FOR BAYOU; 'NIGHTCAP MURRILL' STRIKES AGAIN; KATIE'S EYES TO FOCUS ON KEENELAND CHAMPION UNTAPABLE AND TAPITURE HAVE FIRST...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 25

@AdolphsonRacing  TEXAS RED PROBABLE FOR RISEN STAR Grade I $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red has the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on his radar, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.  Recently second in the voting for Eclipse Award champion juvenile, the son of...

Barn Notes: Saturday, January 24

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: ANOTHER LEMON DROP DESERVES ANOTHER TRY; DEPARTING RETURNS TO TRAINING; BROBERG HIGH ON A M MILKY WAY; SHOOK UP AND EDEN GREY'S KITTEN LOOK FOR REPEAT ROMPS MONDAY ANOTHER LEMON DROP DESERVES ANOTHER TRY            ...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 23

AMOSS EXCITED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WAR STORYTom Amoss – already a 10-time champion at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots – is having a huge meet by any trainer’s standards in this 143rd season of racing.  Striking at 36% and with a 12-win lead (through Thursday’s card) over his closest rival...

Carnival Season Dates and Post Time Reminder

With Carnival season in full swing in New Orleans, live racing at Fair Grounds will be conducted on Mardi Gras as well as several other noteworthy days in the coming weeks, some with alternate post times. Regular first post is 1:25 p.m. First Sunday in February (February 1): First post 12 p.m....

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 1

  3-YEAR OLDS: INTERNATIONAL STAR INVADES, WAR STORY BEST OF LOCALS The Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (above) on Jan. 17 provided the local fans with their initial taste of the Triple Crown trail and the first of the three major local graded stakes for sophomores.  The race...