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Stakes Recap: Bradester Earns First Stakes Win in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester tracked the pace throughout before edging clear of Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender by 1 ¼ lengthsin the lane to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, stopping the clock in 1:43.80 for the 1 1/16...

Quarter Horse & Exotic Racing

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts the seventh annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet this year, including the return of Exotic animal racing on Aug. 16 with Ostrich and Zebra races. This season’s Quarter Horse meet boasts two additional days of racing bringing the  total to 12 action-...

Stakes Recap: Potomac River Upsets Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap

Maribel Ruelas’ Potomac River, ridden by Juan Vargas and void of early foot, commenced a bold rally in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap over a Stall-Wilson turf course rated good and got up in the last jump to best Calumet Farm’sSkyring by a nose after finishing...

Stakes Recap: Untapable Dominates FG's Rachel Alexandra

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, settled behind the early  leaders, commenced a rally leaving the backstretch, took command entering the lane and drew off at will to win the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes by 9 ½-lengths against a...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 21

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Pletcher's Quartet Tuned Up for Saturday's Show; Bob Baffert's Pair Ready for Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday; Reminder: Early Post Time Saturday at 12:30 P.M. Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher shipped four horses to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 20

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Emmett Park Suddenly Part of Risen Star Field; Fiftyshadesofgold to be Pointed Toward Fair Grounds Oaks One man’s feast is another man’s famine, it is said, and so it was Wednesday when Gore Range Stable’s Emmett Park suddenly became part of the field for Saturday’s Grade II Risen...

NEWS RELEASE: Starlight-Starbright Provides Fast Benefits

Debuting at the February Starlight Racing event, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ new community involvement program, Starlight-Starbright, proved a popular initiative with local groups and is offered again for the March 14 Starlight Racing date. Starlight Racing is presented by Miller Lite and...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 19

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Vicar's In Trouble, 'Shanon,' 'Kitten' All Set to Go; Pletcher's Band Arriving Thursday for Louisiana Derby Preview Day Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, who galloped home 6 ¾-lengths in front of his nearest rival in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair...

Stakes Advances: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Bayou Handicap

Daddy Nose Best Goes for Three in Fair Grounds 'Cap; Eden Prairie Seeks Hat Trick in Saturday's $60,000 Bayou Handicap; All-Stakes Pick-4 Offered on Races 8-11 on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, who bested Diamond Racing et al.’s Adios Nardo by a neck in the...

Stakes Advance: Fordubai Faces Stronger Field in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Jim Tafel’sFordubai, who captured the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, is expected to face a stiffer challenge when he takes on eight other older horses in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap during  the local oval’s Louisiana Derby Preview...