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Much Obliged Strong Choice in Saturday's Furl Sail

Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged, odds-on winner of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap on opening day Nov. 6, looms as a strong 8-5 morning line choice once again when she heads a field of 11 grass-favoring fillies and mares – including an entry – in Saturday’s 37th renewal of the $60,000...

Red Rally and The Rumor's True Win Divisions of Louisiana Futurity

Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s Red Rally  broke in full stride to make all the pace and increased the margin to six lengths at the wire when winning Thursday’s colts and gelding division of Fair Grounds’ $109,445 Louisiana Futurity as the 3-10 fan favorite. “I couldn’t believe he got...

New Years Resolutions

I love New Years resolutions. Everybody has good intentions and makes them, but nobody can keep them. No matter how hard you try, it is virtually impossible to follow through on a New Years resolution. How many times have you made the resolution to lose weight and wind-up gaining 15 pounds by Mardi...

Workin for Hops Wins Monday Feature

Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops, away alertly and quickly in command, relinquished the lead in the run down the backstretch but rallied strongly in the lane to capture Monday’s $45,000 optional claiming grass feature for 2-year-olds by 4 1/2-lengths. The winner, trained by Michael Stidham and...

Buddy D 'Cap Brings Focus to Upcoming Turf Stakes

Fair Grounds’ famous trio of graded grass stakes appears a lot greener in 2010 due to the strategic repositioning of the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap for the day after Christmas in 2009. The “Buddy D.” – also contested over the Stall-Wilson turf course – was moved from its late November...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes.

General Quarters in high spirits after runner-up effort in return Tom McCarthy, owner/trainer of GENERAL QUARTERS (Sky Mesa), reported for duty early at Fair Grounds' Barn 35 Sunday morning to check on his Blue Grass S. (G1) winner who returned to competition Saturday afternoon in his first start...

Cash Refund Pays Off in Sunday Feature

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund proved no disappointment to those who backed him down to 3-10 favoritism when he withstood a strong late challenge from Sam-Son Farms’ Written in Stone to win Sunday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds sprint feature by a half-length. Cash Refund was making his...

General Quarters Preparing for Battle of New Orleans 'Cap

General Quarters’ owner-trainer Tom McCarthy reported for duty early at Fair Grounds’ Barn 35 Sunday morning to check on his Blue Grass Stakes winner who returned to competition Saturday afternoon in his first start since last spring’s Preakness. “My horse ran a good race yesterday,” said McCarthy...

Brisnet.com race facts for Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Brisnet.com Ultimate PP Horse of the Day: #6 CASH REFUND in race 9. Trainer Steve Margolis continues to be red hot this meet winning at a rate of 38%. Gelding is the Prime Power choice and is ranked top on Speed Last Race, Back Speed, Average Class Last 3, Early Pace Last race and average...

Princeville Condo Takes Buddy D; General Quarters Second in Return

Jack Barr, Michele Boyce and Nate Ruffolo’s Princeville Condo came to Fair Grounds and trainer Greg Geier this winter so regular conditioner Boyce could see how well he’d perform on grass against stakes quality competition. On Saturday, in the $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap in New...