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Rachel Alexandra Goes Easy Half-Mile in Final Work for New Orleans Ladies

VISIT THE 'VIDEO' SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW RACHEL ALEXANDRA'S RECENT WORKOUTS AT FAIR GROUNDS.  Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard, put in her final timed workout in advance of Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies this morning, going four...

Snakebit Kit Proves Best in Sunday Feature

Steve Hartman’s Snakebite Kit broke on top, made the pace most of the way in Fair Grounds $44,500 featured race at about one mile over the Stall-Wilson turf course and withstood Red Oak Stable’s Kissimmee Kyle in the late stages to be best by a length at the wire. The winner, conditioned by Eddie...

Jockey Jacinto's Joy is Being Casey's Shadow

Although he has been prominent in Fair Grounds’ jockey standings during three of the four seasons he has ridden here (he broke his shoulder in the other), Peruvian-born jockey John Jacinto may not be able to fly under the radar anymore at Fair Grounds after riding nine winners in the last two...

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock Saturday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra schooled in the Fair Grounds paddock before and during Saturday’s seventh race, maintaining an air of detached coolness while delighted fans gathered to snap photos and get an up-close look. Rachel Alexandra, preparing for her first start of 2010 in this Saturday’...

Jockey Jacinto Wins Both Stakes on Five-Win Day

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again? That’s what red-hot jockey John Jacinto thought as he guided Steve Garber’s Tensas Cat to a mostly front-running score by two lengths in the 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes...

Tensas Cat Wins Gentilly to Top Five-Win Day for Jockey Jacinto

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again? That’s what red-hot jockey John Jacinto thought as he guided Steve Garber’s Tensas Cat to a mostly front-running score by two lengths in the 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes...

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock During Saturday's Races

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, preparing for her first start of the year in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, schooled in the paddock during Saturday's races to the delight of fans who were not expecting a surprise appearance by the superstar filly. In this photo, Rachel Alexandra stands calmly...

Ladyzarbridge Takes Saturday's Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes

Charles Zacney & Edward J. Johnston's Ladyzarbridge, with John Jacinto up, stayed to the outside all the way around while winning Saturday's $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-bred filies at one mile on turf.

Rachel Alexandra Extra Frisky Saturday Morning

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had an “exceptionally good gallop” Saturday morning at Fair Grounds, one week before her upcoming engagement in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13, according to Fair Grounds clocker Billy Pettingill. “Today (Saturday) she was really on the muscle,” said...

Hallway Wins Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway, void of early foot, responded boldly when set down for the drive and got up to prove best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $47,000 one-mile and 40-yard allowance feature at Fair Grounds. As part the favored entry, the winner gave trainer Steve Asmussen...