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STAKES ADVANCE: Mardi Gras Stakes

The $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has attracted a trio of stakes winners among its six entrants, spearheaded by the return of Whispering Oaks Farm’s Street Story – a graded stakes-winning 4-year-old filly from the barn of Steve Flint who has not raced since...

Gate Malfunction, Human Error Cause Tote Complications Friday

Due to a starting gate malfunction at the start of Friday’s sixth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, #7 Meetmeatcajuns was declared a non-starter in that event. Coupled with a human error in communication, the race was declared official and payoffs were calculated and originally paid as...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 13

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*WAR STORY OUT OF SOUTHWEST, POINTS TO RISEN STAR*HARD ACES SOLD, OUT OF MINESHAFT*HIGHBALL FIRES WARNING SHOT WAR STORY OUT OF SOUTHWEST, POINTS TO RISEN STAROne of the most exciting sophomores based at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will return to the New...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 12

@AdolphsonRacingIN TODAY'S NOTES*Villandry to Get a Second Chance*Eagle Flying Under the Radar for Risen Star*Mizz Money to Lacombe   VILLANDRY TO GET A SECOND CHANCEThe afternoon of Jan. 17 was riddled with upsets, but few were more befuddling than the performance of Gainesway Stable’s...

Princesses, Ponies and Superheroes March 8

Fair Grounds will be hosting Family Day: Princesses, Ponies, and Superheroes presented by Double M Feed, Garden & Pet Supply on March 8. Between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., children will have the opportunity to meet Disney princesses Cinderella, Elsa, Ana, Tinker Bell and Rapunzel as well as enjoy a...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 8

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES:*LOCAL TRAINER JOE SHARP WINS FIRST STAKES*INTERNATIONAL STAR WORKS, ON TARGET FOR RISEN STAR*BLUFF HIGHLY REGARDED BY CONNECTIONS*KNIGHTS NATION TO MINESHAFT OR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP*WIRELESS FUTURE HAS NEW OPTIONS LOCAL TRAINER JOE SHARP WINS FIRST STAKESFair...

Barn Notes: Saturday, February 7

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: IMPERIA TEAM LOOKING FORWARD TO FAIR GROUNDS INVASION; WEST COAST BELLE SERVES NOTICE; DELAUNAY SETS TAB ABLAZE; HARD ACES PROBABLE, ALBANA POSSIBLE FOR MINESHAFT; GOLDEN SOUL TRAINING FORWARDLY FOR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP; CONTROL STAKE LIKELY TO STAY SHORT; HIGHLY REGARDED...

Follow the Road to Louisiana Derby Day

Written by Michael Adolphson @AdolphsonRacing, Fair Grounds Focus: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 is a weekly roundup of the equine athletes based at the New Orleans oval – as well as those from out of town – competing in the four major divisions that culminate with the...

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 3

@AdolphsonRacing 3-YEAR-OLDS: IMPERIA JOINS THE FRAYThe powerhouse Godolphin Racing stable is bringing a colt with blood as blue as his owner’s silks in IMPERIA (above) for the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 21, according to reports by the Daily Racing Form.  A son of classic-...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 5

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES:*NORMANDY INVASION RETURNS TO TRAINING*POSITIVE SIDE NEAR SEASONAL DEBUT*FOUR GRADED STAKES WINNERS IN SALTY SATURDAY ALLOWANCE*DIVINE DAWN RETURNS SUNDAY IN POSSIBLE LACOMBE PREP              ...