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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...

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...

Akilina, Elision Vie in Saturday's Pago Hop

Oak Bluff Stables’ Akilina, an invader from New York who finished third in Aqueduct’s $65,000 Flitalong Stakes at last asking Nov. 18, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice in Saturday’s 24th running of the $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes for sophomore fillies over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson...

Get Tied-On People

A couple of weeks ago I did a two week review blog and talked about the jockey, trainer and owner standings. After only six days of racing everything was pretty close in all three categories. Well, after 13 days of racing, the standings are still close and I don't think anything is going to change...

Brisnet Race Facts for Fair Grounds Thursday.

Fair Grounds.   Ultimate PP Horse of the Day – # 1 GET A VICTORY in race 2. Is the Brisnet Prime Power pick as well as being top on Back Speed, Current Class, Late Pace Last Race as well as Average Competitive Level.   Brisnet.com Race Facts.   Race 3: # 2 JADESEYE – Trainer Carl Wooley has been...

December Preview and Week 4 Recap

Twenty-two stakes races, an average of more than one per live racing day, will make December one of the busiest months of the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. As racing expands to five days per week for the remainder of the...

Macho Again Back in Town

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again, defending champion from Fair Grounds’ Grade II New Orleans Handicap last March and also hero of Churchill’s Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap last June, arrived back at Fair Grounds before dawn Monday morning and was enjoying a bath outside trainer Dallas...