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Three Stakes Reduced By $100k Each

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce the purses of three stakes races still to be run this season—the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap and the Grade II New Orleans Handicap—by $100,000 each, to $300,000. “This move, painful as it is, ensures...

Rachel Alexandra Draws Post Two for Saturday's New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra drew post position No. 2 in a five-horse field for her 2010 debut in Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies. Regular rider Calvin Borel will be aboard, tacking 123 pounds, the maximum weight as the conditions are written.

Rachel Alexandra Draws Post Two for Saturday's New Orleans Ladies

Based on her unprecedented success as a 3-year-old filly last year, Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra has been installed as the prohibitive 1-5 morning line choice when she faces four female rivals in Fair Grounds’ inaugural running of the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies this Saturday in the super...

Wolfson to Guest on Brisnet.com Kentucky Derby Chat This Friday

2002 Handicapper of the Year Steve Wolfson Jr. will be the featured guest on the Brisnet.com "Kentucky Derby Trail" Live Chat this Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. CDT. Wolfson will preview the weekend's major Derby preps, take handicapping questions, and discuss the chances of horses in...

Rachel Alexandra Breezes an Easy Half-Mile in Final Work for New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard, put in her final timed workout in advance of Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies this morning, going four furlongs in :49, breezing, over the fast main track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Rachel Alexandra Goes Easy Half-Mile in Final Work for New Orleans Ladies

VISIT THE 'VIDEO' SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW RACHEL ALEXANDRA'S RECENT WORKOUTS AT FAIR GROUNDS.  Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard, put in her final timed workout in advance of Saturday’s $200,000 New Orleans Ladies this morning, going four...

Snakebit Kit Proves Best in Sunday Feature

Steve Hartman’s Snakebite Kit broke on top, made the pace most of the way in Fair Grounds $44,500 featured race at about one mile over the Stall-Wilson turf course and withstood Red Oak Stable’s Kissimmee Kyle in the late stages to be best by a length at the wire. The winner, conditioned by Eddie...

Jockey Jacinto's Joy is Being Casey's Shadow

Although he has been prominent in Fair Grounds’ jockey standings during three of the four seasons he has ridden here (he broke his shoulder in the other), Peruvian-born jockey John Jacinto may not be able to fly under the radar anymore at Fair Grounds after riding nine winners in the last two...

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock Saturday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra schooled in the Fair Grounds paddock before and during Saturday’s seventh race, maintaining an air of detached coolness while delighted fans gathered to snap photos and get an up-close look. Rachel Alexandra, preparing for her first start of 2010 in this Saturday’...

Jockey Jacinto Wins Both Stakes on Five-Win Day

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again? That’s what red-hot jockey John Jacinto thought as he guided Steve Garber’s Tensas Cat to a mostly front-running score by two lengths in the 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes...