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Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the Feb. 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter and...

Fair Grounds Stars Rachel Alexandra, Asmussen Win Big at Eclipse Awards

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner stabled in New Orleans, was named Horse of the Year at the conclusion of Monday’s 39th annual Eclipse Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The legendary filly’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen, an eight-time...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/18/10.

Lecomte tops Fair Grounds stakes bonanza Eleven colts and geldings will attempt to raise their profile for this year's classics in Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, one of six stakes on a marathon 13-race program dubbed the "Road to the Derby Kickoff" card. Now run at...

Road to Derby Begins With Turf Melody, Maximus Ruler, Cool Bullet in Lecomte

Fair Grounds’ “Road to the Derby” series gets underway this weekend in New Orleans when Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet, pictured, and local buzz horse Maximus Ruler get their stiffest tests to date – facing two stakes winners based on the East Coast as well as seven others in the Saturday’s...

Turf Melody, Maximus Ruler, Cool Bullet Head Lecomte as "Road to the Derby" Begins

Fair Grounds’ “Road to the Derby” series gets underway this weekend in New Orleans when Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet and local buzz horse Maximus Ruler get their stiffest tests to date – facing two stakes winners based on the East Coast as well as seven others in the Saturday’s Grade III...

Zacaroid Wins Monday Feature

Scott Gaillot and Corale Richards’ Zacaroid  prompted the pace briefly, gained the advantage entering the stretch and withstood rivals the rest of the way to win Monday’s $49,000 six furlong sprint restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds by two lengths under clever rating by jockey Richard Eramia...

Clear Sailing Much the Best in Sunday Feature

Coteau Grove Farm’s Clear Sailing, away alertly and quickly in command, responded to clever rating throughout under veteran jockey Shane Sellers in Sunday’s $45,000 Fair Grounds feature for fillies and mares at a mile and 40 yards and drew off to tally by 8 3/4-lengths without urging by the rider....

Fair Grounds Resident Rachel Alexandra Up for Horse of the Year Monday

Superstar filly Rachel Alexandra, undefeated in eight starts as a 3-year-old including an unforgettable win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, could be named Horse of the Year at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday night in Beverly Hills, Calif. Currently stabled at Fair Grounds in trainer...

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Road to the Derby” card at the Crescent City oval, but probable starters slated for Saturday’s Grade III...

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Road to the Derby” card at the Crescent City oval, but probable starters slated for Saturday’s Grade III...