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Brisnet Fair Grounds and Kentucky Derby notes 2/26/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT FEBRUARY 25, 2010 by James Scully In a busy weekend with many Kentucky Derby (G1) storylines, two stood out for this observer: ESKENDEREYA's (Giant's Causeway) spectacular victory in the Fountain of Youth S. (G2), and DUBLIN's (Afleet Alex) excellent runner-up effort in the...

Saints Fans Register a Saintly Thoroughbred Filly

Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown, which recognizes her sire Leestown and the white marking on her head that resembles the Saints’ fleur-de-lis logo.

Saints Fans Register a Saintly Thoroughbred Filly

Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown, which recognizes her sire Leestown and the white marking on her head that resembles the Saints’ fleur-de-lis logo. The...

Tizaqueena Tops Saturday's Lacombe Memorial 'Cap

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, heroine of the Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs last spring, will make her first start of the year when she heads a field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s third running of the $60,000 Allen LaCombe Memorial Handicap at...

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

I must admit that the day they were teaching us about Einstein's Theory of Relativity in school, I wasn't paying attention (I was probably reading the Racing Form). To tell you the truth, I wouldn't know the difference between Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The...

Rachel Alexandra Up to Six Furlongs in Wednesday Morning's Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her farthest workout yet Wednesday in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, breezing a businesslike six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard.

Rachel Alexandra Up to Six Furlongs in Wednesday Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her farthest workout yet Wednesday in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, breezing a businesslike six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard. The 4-year-old...

My Happiness Wins Monday Grass Marathon Feature

Fritz McTamahan’s My Happiness, allowed to settle three paths off the inner rail in Monday’s $43,000 11-furlong grass feature at Fair Grounds, rallied boldly outside the leaders under jockey Miguel Mena when set down for the drive and drew off steadily for a 2 1/2-length tally. Trained by Bobby...

Foggy Day No Problem for Rachel Alexandra's Monday Gallop

Horse  of the Year Rachel Alexandra, expected to post her next serious work Wednesday morning, was kept to her normal routine gallop once around the oval Monday morning despite dense early morning fog at Fair Grounds. “She just came out there and did her usual thing,” said Fair Grounds clocker...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 2/22/10.

Risen Star S. (G2) winner DISCREETLY MINE (Mineshaft), Silverbulletday S. (G3) heroine JODY SLEW (Slew City Slew) and Fair Grounds H. (G3) victor BLUES STREET (Street Cry [Ire]) all came out of their respective victories in Saturday's events in good order and were doing well Sunday morning....