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Turf Melody, Maximus Ruler, Cool Bullet Head Lecomte as "Road to the Derby" Begins

Fair Grounds’ “Road to the Derby” series gets underway this weekend in New Orleans when Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet and local buzz horse Maximus Ruler get their stiffest tests to date – facing two stakes winners based on the East Coast as well as seven others in the Saturday’s Grade III...

Zacaroid Wins Monday Feature

Scott Gaillot and Corale Richards’ Zacaroid  prompted the pace briefly, gained the advantage entering the stretch and withstood rivals the rest of the way to win Monday’s $49,000 six furlong sprint restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds by two lengths under clever rating by jockey Richard Eramia...

Clear Sailing Much the Best in Sunday Feature

Coteau Grove Farm’s Clear Sailing, away alertly and quickly in command, responded to clever rating throughout under veteran jockey Shane Sellers in Sunday’s $45,000 Fair Grounds feature for fillies and mares at a mile and 40 yards and drew off to tally by 8 3/4-lengths without urging by the rider....

Fair Grounds Resident Rachel Alexandra Up for Horse of the Year Monday

Superstar filly Rachel Alexandra, undefeated in eight starts as a 3-year-old including an unforgettable win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, could be named Horse of the Year at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday night in Beverly Hills, Calif. Currently stabled at Fair Grounds in trainer...

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Road to the Derby” card at the Crescent City oval, but probable starters slated for Saturday’s Grade III...

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Road to the Derby” card at the Crescent City oval, but probable starters slated for Saturday’s Grade III...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/17/10.

Louisiana-bred sprinters were in action at Fair Grounds on Saturday in a pair of $60,000 dashes over a sloppy 5 1/2 furlongs. Carl Moore's POWER SURGE (Holzmeister), who eventually descended into the claiming ranks after winning the Gentilly S. three years ago, made a triumphant return to the top...

Power Surge, Anything But Quiet Take La-Bred Sprint Stakes

Anything But Quiet heard a collective gasp from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds when she lit up the tote board with mutuels of $120, $44.60 and $16.80 after winning the 37th renewal of the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. Earlier in the afternoon, Power Surge rallied boldly to win the $60,...

Power Surge, Anything But Quiet Take La-Bred Sprint Stakes

Marcia LaMarche’s Anything But Quiet heard a collective gasp from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds when she lit up the tote board with mutuels of $120, $44.60 and $16.80 after winning the 37th renewal of the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. Trained by Carl Woodley and ridden by Billy Patin...

Fair Grounds Resident Rachel Alexandra Up for Horse of the Year Monday Night

Superstar filly and Fair Grounds resident Rachel Alexandra, undefeated in eight starts as a 3-year-old including an unforgettable win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, could be named Horse of the Year at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday night .