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Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes.

General Quarters in high spirits after runner-up effort in return Tom McCarthy, owner/trainer of GENERAL QUARTERS (Sky Mesa), reported for duty early at Fair Grounds' Barn 35 Sunday morning to check on his Blue Grass S. (G1) winner who returned to competition Saturday afternoon in his first start...

Cash Refund Pays Off in Sunday Feature

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund proved no disappointment to those who backed him down to 3-10 favoritism when he withstood a strong late challenge from Sam-Son Farms’ Written in Stone to win Sunday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds sprint feature by a half-length. Cash Refund was making his...

General Quarters Preparing for Battle of New Orleans 'Cap

General Quarters’ owner-trainer Tom McCarthy reported for duty early at Fair Grounds’ Barn 35 Sunday morning to check on his Blue Grass Stakes winner who returned to competition Saturday afternoon in his first start since last spring’s Preakness. “My horse ran a good race yesterday,” said McCarthy...

Brisnet.com race facts for Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Brisnet.com Ultimate PP Horse of the Day: #6 CASH REFUND in race 9. Trainer Steve Margolis continues to be red hot this meet winning at a rate of 38%. Gelding is the Prime Power choice and is ranked top on Speed Last Race, Back Speed, Average Class Last 3, Early Pace Last race and average...

Princeville Condo Takes Buddy D; General Quarters Second in Return

Jack Barr, Michele Boyce and Nate Ruffolo’s Princeville Condo came to Fair Grounds and trainer Greg Geier this winter so regular conditioner Boyce could see how well he’d perform on grass against stakes quality competition. On Saturday, in the $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap in New...

Princeville Condo Takes Buddy D; General Quarters Second in Return

Jack Barr, Michele Boyce and Nate Ruffolo’s Princeville Condo came to Fair Grounds and trainer Greg Geier this winter so regular conditioner Boyce could see how well he’d perform on grass against stakes quality competition. On Saturday, in the $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap in New...

Brisnet Nuggets for Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Brisnet Ultimate PP Nuggets for Saturday December 26th.   Ultimate PP Horse of the Day: #2 CREDIT ONLY in race 8. Barn of Steve Margolis has been red hot this meet winning at a rate of 39%. Gelding has superior E1 and E2 Pace Ratings suggesting he may dominate this field from the start.  ...

Up In The Booth

A couple of days ago track announcer John G. Dooley called me and asked me if I could fill-in for him for a couple of races on Monday. My immediate response was yes, because anytime I can work with a microphone is a good time, whether it be announcing, singing, doing an auction, or whatever. John...

Careless Rapture Captures Monday Feature

Roy Varner’s Careless Rapture, never far off the pace, assumed control into the stretch and kicked clear in the final furlong to win Monday’s featured eighth race, a $49,000 allowance with claiming option at one mile on turf, by 1 ¾ lengths over 11 other Louisiana-bred females. The 3-year-old...

Saturday Features Buddy D 'Cap and Return of General Quarters

Pick Six and Independent George, a pair of veteran grass campaigners, comprise the 3-1 favored entry in Saturday’s $60,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. The 11-race program also features the return of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters in his first...