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Stay Put Staying Put for Louisiana Derby

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Stay Put, fifth in Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 20 despite a troubled trip, breezed a half-mile in 49.80 Thursday morning at Fair Grounds and remains on track for the upcoming $750,000 Louisiana Derby on March 27. “So far, so good,” said trainer...

Louisiana Derby Week, March 21-27, Packed With Events

A charity golf tournament to benefit backstretch workers, the annual Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation reception honoring the previous year’s Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, and a rich Fair Grounds Oaks Day program are among a packed week’s worth of special events leading up to the 97th Louisiana...

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured in Two Saturday Stakes

The 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the eighth running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share top billing this Saturday at Fair Grounds. The Rumor’s True, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $111,000 Louisiana Futurity (...

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured Saturday

The 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the eighth running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share top billing this Saturday at Fair Grounds. Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Heavenville, most recently runner-up in Delta...

Annual Don MacBeth Jockey Fundraiser

The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund is a national organization that assists jockeys and exercise riders in their times of need. When jockeys and exercise riders are injured and are forced to miss work and lose the opportunity to earn wages that provides for themselves and their families, the Don...

Brisnet.com Churchill Downs and Calder Race Course Live Chats Every Racing Day!

Chat live with on-site Brisnet analysts as well as other racing fans and handicappers every live racing day from Churchill Downs and Calder Race Course. To access the Churchill Downs chat click here. To reach the Calder chat click here.

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby Notes 3/4/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT MARCH 4, 2010 by James Scully For the second time this year, Santa Anita was forced to postpone a graded prep race due to unsuitable conditions on the Pro-Ride. The Sham S. (G3) will be brought back one week later, on Saturday's Santa Anita H. (G1) undercard, weather...

Final Starlight Racing March 19 Features The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with...

Fair Grounds Fun Day Coming March 20

Back by popular demand, a Fair Grounds tradition returns bigger and better than ever with a supersized Fair Grounds Fun Day on Saturday, March 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Attractions will include a mobile video game trailer with X-Box and Wii, a Rock Wall, a Gyroscope, a Spacewalk, a Spiderman obstacle...

Rachel Alexandra Finishes Fast in Six-Furlong Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked six furlongs in company Tuesday morning, blowing past her stablemate nearing the eighth-pole and finishing in a final quarter-mile of :22 3/5 to post an official final time of 1:13 3/5, breezing, over a fast main track. Fair Grounds clockers caught...