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Season's Final Starlight Racing Experience Tonight With The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with...

Shutupanddance Wins Sunday Feature

Shutupanddance, a 4-year-old accredited Louisiana-bred filly owned by Bill and Denise Morrison and trained by Michelle Lovell, took command just after the break and never relinquished the lead thereafter when winning Sunday’s $47,000 1 1/16-mile allowance feature for state-breds at Fair Grounds by...

Jody Slew Preparing for March 26 Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew surprised just about everybody – including her connections – when she won Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan. 23 at better than 20-1.   Then she came back in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes February 20, still lightly regarded...

Tizaqueena Rules Over Rivals in Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, who began a four-race win streak at Fair Grounds last season that culminated with a score in Churchill’s Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day, began another one at Fair Grounds Saturday with a three-quarter length tally in the third running of the $60,000...

Tizaqueena Rules Over Rivals in Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, who began a four-race win streak at Fair Grounds last season that culminated with a score in Churchill’s Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day, began another one at Fair Grounds Saturday with a three-quarter length tally in the third running of the $60,000...

Calliope Jane Wins Friday Feature

Circustown Stables’ Calliope Jane, always among the leaders, continued willingly when set down for the drive to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $43,000 six-furlong feature for accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Jamie Theriot,...

Borel to be Honored at March 25 Hartack Gala

Each year the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation hosts an Award Ceremony to honor the Kentucky Derby’s winning jockey. This year’s recipient, Louisiana native and two-time Kentucky Derby winner, Calvin Borel, will be recognized at the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation Reception and Award Ceremony...

Rachel Alexandra Times-Picayune's Headline Attraction Friday

As Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra nears her first start of the year in Fair Grounds’ inaugural running of the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies – now just about a fortnight away on March 13 – the “buzz” she is creating in the more general sports world increases by the day. Peter Finney, longtime...

Tizaqueena Tops Saturday's Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, heroine of the Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs last spring, will make her first start of the year when she heads a field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s third running of the $60,000 Allen LaCombe Memorial Handicap at...

Brisnet Fair Grounds and Kentucky Derby notes 2/26/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT FEBRUARY 25, 2010 by James Scully In a busy weekend with many Kentucky Derby (G1) storylines, two stood out for this observer: ESKENDEREYA's (Giant's Causeway) spectacular victory in the Fountain of Youth S. (G2), and DUBLIN's (Afleet Alex) excellent runner-up effort in the...