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Where's Cain in Front in Sunday Feature

Edward Johnston Racing Stables’ Where’s Cain proved no disappointment to the fans who backed him down to 5-2 favoritism when he won Sunday’s Fair Grounds feature by one length. “He was at the top of his game today,” said winning jockey John Jacinto after the race, although trainer Johnston was...

Trainer Lovell One to Watch

She’s coming off a great summer at Louisiana Downs where she enjoyed a 30 percent win ratio, and the only question now is how long trainer Michelle Lovell will remain under the radar at Fair Grounds. In Saturday’s Woodchopper Stakes here, Lovell saddled Agave Racing Stable’s Marquee Event as the...

Davidowitz Handicapping Seminar, Book Signing Dec. 19

Steve Davidowitz, author of the seminal handicapping guide Betting Thoroughbreds, will be at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Dec. 19 for a special handicapping seminar before the races and a book signing to promote his newest title, Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century: A Professional...

Louisiana Derby Early Bird Noms Due Dec. 14

Early Bird nominations for the March 27 Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana Derby Presented by Miller Lite close Dec. 14. Any horse that starts in both the Risen Star and the Louisiana Derby and finishes among the top three in either race will have its $25,000 starting fee waived for the Kentucky Derby.

Louisiana Derby Early Bird Noms Due Dec. 14

Early Bird nominations for the March 27 Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana Derby Presented by Miller Lite close Dec. 14. A nomination to the Louisiana Derby also serves as a nomination to the first two races in the Road to the Derby series, the Grade III, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 20 and the...

Evolutionist Emerges as Expected with Woodchopper Win

Odds-on Evolutionist, owned by the Kinsman Farm of George M. Steinbrenner III and conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was allowed to settle behind the longshot pacesetter Marquee Event, took command from that one inside the furlong grounds and then drew clear for a 2 1/2-length tally in...

Evolutionist Emerges as Expected with Woodchopper Win

Odds-on Evolutionist, owned by the Kinsman Farm of George M. Steinbrenner III and conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was allowed to settle behind the longshot pacesetter Marquee Event, took command from that one inside the furlong grounds and then drew clear for a 2 1/2-length tally in...

The Right Person For The Job

I'm sure you've heard many times the race track is a unique place. I like to refer to it as a city within a city. By that, I mean you could build a 20 foot wall around the perimeter of the race track property and everybody inside those walls could actually survive with little or no contact with...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...