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Friesan Fire Takes Louisiana 'Cap; El Caballo Wins Bradley

James Spence’s El Caballo, unraced since sustaining an injury last June, returned from that long layoff to win Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap while drawing off by 3 1/4-lengths under a confident ride by jockey Robby Albarado. “It’s been a long time getting him back,” said El...

Fair Grounds Stars Rachel Alexandra, Asmussen Win Big at Eclipse Awards

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner stabled in New Orleans, was named Horse of the Year at the conclusion of Monday’s 39th annual Eclipse Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The legendary filly’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen, an eight-time...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/23/10.

TRACK BANDIT PREVIEWS Saturday's Lecomte S. (G3) is the first of three graded preps at Fair Grounds for Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls, and a competitive-looking field of 11 will enter the starting gate for the mile-and-40-yard event. CITRUS KID (Lemon Drop Kid) ships in from Florida for John...

Grade III Colonel Bradley 'Cap Lures Condo and Cisco

When Barr Three LLC and Cherrywood Racing’s Princeville Condo rallied outside the leaders to win Fair Grounds’ $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap by a head Dec. 26, it justified the long-range plans of part-owner and Chicago-based trainer Michele Boyce to send her Illinois-bred gelding to...

Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Promotions: Free Ultimate PPs and Hit It & Split It!

All Twin Spires Club players who hit Saturday's $100,000-Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Four at Fair Grounds through a TwinSpires.com wager will win a share of 1,000,000 bonus Twin Spires Club points. Also, Brisnet is offering free Ultimate Past Performances on the All-Stakes Pick Four, which you can...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/22/10.

Lecomte tops Fair Grounds stakes bonanza Eleven colts and geldings will attempt to raise their profile for this year's classics in Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, one of six stakes on a marathon 13-race program dubbed the "Road to the Derby Kickoff" card. Now run at...

Lecomte-bound Citrus Kid Happy to Be in Louisiana

Local authorities normally frown on attempts to ship Florida citrus to Louisiana, but when it comes to shipping the highly regarded 3-year-old Citrus Kid from South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center to Fair Grounds for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes as the centerpiece event of its “Road...

Lecomte-bound Citrus Kid Happy to Be in Louisiana

Local authorities normally frown on attempts to ship Florida citrus to Louisiana, but when it comes to shipping the highly regarded 3-year-old Citrus Kid from South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center to Fair Grounds for Saturday’s Grade II Lecomte Stakes as the centerpiece event of its “Road to...

Fair Grounds Donates Saints Tickets to Young Cancer Patient

A nine-year-old Drew Brees fan staying at New Orleans’ Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge while undergoing cancer treatment will attend Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with her mother courtesy of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The young girl, McKenzie Meaux, and her mother, Julie Bourgeois, are...

Saturday is Road to the Derby Kickoff Day!

New to the races or looking for details on specials and promotions? Click the headline above for a quick summary of everything you need to know about Saturday’s big day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, featuring 3-year-olds on the Road to the Derby in the Lecomte Stakes, plus five other...