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When writing any type of article, there's always a certain amount of what I call fluff that seems to go into the story. This person is wonderful because they did this. That person is great because they did that. The fluff in a story sometimes makes people sound more interesting than they really...

Akilina Fights Back in Pago Hop

Proving no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 11-10 favoritism, Oak Bluff Stables’ Akilina came from off the pace to gain the advantage in mid-stretch and prevail by a head in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Akilina Fights Back in Pago Hop

Proving no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 11-10 favoritism, Oak Bluff Stables’ Akilina came from off the pace to gain the advantage in mid-stretch and prevail by a head in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds. The daughter of Langfuhr trained by Christophe...

Free Horse Ownership Seminar On the Rail Dec. 19

Trainer Bret Calhoun and owner Angus Lind will meet with fans at a free Horse Ownership Seminar hosted by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place along the grandstand apron, just outside the Derby Building and the new Horsemen’s Relations office. “Many...

Brisnet.com Live Chats Daily

Get opinions from experts and other Fair Grounds players and offer your own thoughts in the brisnet.com Live Chats, offered free every live racing day at FairGroundsRaceCourse.com. Chats begin a half-hour before first post (12:30 p.m. CST weekends, 1 p.m. CST weekdays). Access Live Chats via the...

Angelonmyshoulder Takes Off in Friday Feature

Louis Smith’s Angelonmyshoulder took command shortly after the start and never relinquished the lead thereafter when winning Friday’s featured event at Fair Grounds by 1 3/4-lengths. The race was an optional claiming event taken off the turf and run on the main track at one mile and 40 yards and...

Rachel Alexandra Continues Jogging

Horse of the Year candidate Rachel Alexandra jogged once the “wrong” way around the Fair Grounds oval Friday morning about 9:30 a.m., with exercise rider Dominic Terry up, accompanied by a pony with assistant trainer Scott Blasi and trailed from about 10 yards behind by trainer Steve Asmussen,...

Rachel Alexandra Continues Jogging

Horse of the Year candidate Rachel Alexandra jogged once the “wrong” way around the Fair Grounds oval Friday morning about 9:30 a.m., with exercise rider Dominic Terry up, accompanied by a pony with assistant trainer Scott Blasi and trailed from about 10 yards behind by trainer Steve Asmussen,...

" Live with the Wizard" returns this weekend for Fair Grounds!

Livewiththewizard returns Saturday Dec 5 for the Fair Grounds. As in the past, you will receive real time information on the horses I feel are the main contenders, paddock observations, betting action, trip notes, and any other important information that I feel will allow you to make more educated...

Good and Lucky Upsets Friesan Fire

Last season’s Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, owned by Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm and now conditioned by Steve Asmussen, returned to competition Thursday in Fair Grounds’ feature but finished third as the odds-on choice, delaying Asmussen’s run at his own record for most North American...