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Barn Notes: Thursday, December 19

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Trainer Tom Amoss Keeping an Eye on the Skies in Advance of Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds; Hall of Fame Trainer Lukas Enters Pair for Santa Super Saturday; Santa Super Saturday Also Family Day at Fair Grounds; Fair Grounds Jockey, Trainer Standings Through Sunday; Starlight...

Stakes Advance: Santa Super Saturday

Asmussen (Prayer for Relief), Amoss (Grand Contender) Duel in Tenacious; Channel Marker, Great Mills, 'Cash,' Tour Guide to Meet in Bonapaw; King David, Daddy Nose Best Head 'Buddy' Diliberto Memorial 'Cap; Class Included, Artemus Kitten Top Blushing K. D. 'Cap Celebrated local trainer champions...

Starlight Racing Returns December 20 With Holiday Discounts

STARLIGHT RACING RETURNS DECEMBER 20 WITH HOLIDAY SPECIAL - 50% OFF MILLER TIME BEER GARDEN ADMISSION FOR ALL TEACHERS, COLLEGE STUDENTS/EMPLOYEES, MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots popular Starlight Racing Series, presented by Miller Lite and Blue Moon, returns...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 15

IN TODAY'S NOTES: TRAINERS SMITH, FAUCHEUX EXEMPLIFY BEST OF GAME; LADYZARBRIDGE QUEEN FOR A LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY LADIES AGAIN; JOCKEY JOSE RIQUELME SIDELINED WITH FOUR BROKEN TOES On the morning after the 23rd  Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the first two...

Louisiana Champions Day Recap

  SUNBEAN NOSES OUT STRING KING IN 23RD RUNNING OF THE $150,000 LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean, a contestant in last spring’s Grade II Louisiana Derby as well as other graded stakes, returned to Louisiana-bred company and winning ways again by nosing out Charles...

Barn Notes: Friday, December 13

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: THE GRASS IS GREENER FOR HUD'S REBELLION; TWO UNDEFEATED 2-YEAR-OLDS TO MATCH STRIDES IN SATURDAY'S LCD JUVENILE; LADYZARBRIDGE: ONCE! TWICE! THREE TIMES - A LCD LADIES WINNER?; ADDITIONAL 50-CENT PICK-4 AVAILABLE SATURDAY ON RACES 7-10 It’s not much of a surprise, but...

Barn Notes: Thursday, December 12

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: SUNBEAN SET TO SHINE ON LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY; OWNER-TRAINER-BREEDERS SMITH SHOOTS FOR ALL THE MARBLES WITH STRING KING; ADJUDGED BC JUVENILE FILLIES HEROINE RIA ANTONIA ARRIVING AT FG DEC. 27; ADDED ATTRACTIONS ABOUND SATURDAY ON LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY Brittlyn Stable’s...

Stakes Advance: Louisiana Champions Day

  SUNBEAN, 'KING' TO VIE ON LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY; HUD'S REBELLING LIKELY CHOICE IN $100,000 LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY TURF; SPECIAL 12:30 POST TIME SET FOR LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS SATURDAY; AQHA RACING ACES COORDINATOR MARTHA CLAUSSEN TO HOST FAN ED AREA Brittlyn Stable’sSunbean, a contestant in...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 8

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: APPRENTICE VANESSA FRY DEBUTS WITH $100 WINNER; TRAINER ANDY LEGGIO JR. PREPARING FOR LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY SATURDAY; HEAVY ON THEMISTER TO PASS UP LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC She’s already something of a rarity as an African-American female apprentice jockey born and...

Apprentice Jockey Vanessa Fry Notches First Career Winner Saturday

  APPRENTICE JOCKEY VANESSA FRY BAGS FIRST CAREER WINNER IN SATURDAY FINALE Apprentice rider Vanessa Fry, a 25-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native, notched her first career victory in her eighth lifetime ride in the finale Saturday at Fair Grounds. With one mount scheduled on the card, Fry waited...