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Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. “Rachel graced us with one of the most impressive...

Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to Record $1 Million

The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run for the 98th time on March 26, 2011. The $250,000 increase will make it the richest Thoroughbred horse race ever run in New Orleans and the first such race worth seven figures. The Louisiana Derby’s purse hike is the highlight of a robust...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...

Q-Racing Aces Coming to Fair Grounds Saturday

The Q-Racing Aces, which made its debut in June 2010, is a group of American Quarter Horse know-it-alls who will actively promote the excitement of “America’s Fastest Athletes” at about 35 major racing events this year. Martha Claussen of the Q-Racing Aces will visit Fair Grounds on Saturday to...

Q-Racing Aces Coming to Fair Grounds

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the formation of a new program to promote and educate the public about American Quarter Horse racing at racetracks in North America. The Q-Racing Aces, which made its debut in June 2010, is a group of American Quarter Horse know-it-alls...

Large Fields For Both Opening Day Stakes Tuesday

Tuesday’s Opening Day of the 2010 Summer Quarter Horse Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots attracted 105 entries for a 10-race program, including double-digit field sizes in a pair of stakes, the Belle of New Orleans and the Big Easy. At least 10 American Quarter Horses were entered in...