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Euroears Carves Impressive Win in Thanksgiving Handicap

James and Marilyn Helzer’s sensational sprinter Euroears returned to his Fair Grounds form of two seasons ago when he dispatched six solid rivals with ease in Thursday’s tradition-rich Thanksgiving Handicap at the Crescent City oval.

Euroears Carves Impressive Win in Thanksgiving Handicap

James and Marilyn Helzer’s sensational sprinter Euroears returned to his Fair Grounds form of two seasons ago when he dispatched six solid rivals with ease in Thursday’s tradition-rich Thanksgiving Handicap at the Crescent City oval. “Euroears is back – unfortunately,” said rival trainer Tom Amoss...

Evolutionist Slight Choice in Wide-Open Woodchopper

Kinsman Stable’s Evolutionist, a promising 3-year-old son of El Prado who appears headed for a future on grass, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line in Saturday’s $60,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The Woodchopper is scheduled for about one mile over the Stall...

Jockey Theriot Looking Forward to a Successful Meet

All eyes will be on Euroears when he serves as the headline horse in Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ traditional Thanksgiving Day Handicap. That’s because racing fans at Fair Grounds all remember the gallant sprinter’s winter season here two years ago when the Bret Calhoun trainee won four...

Brisnet Maidens to watch at Churchill.

Thursday Race 5: Eddie Kenneally will saddle # 1 PEDROLINO in this one mile maiden special weight. Top on Prime Power the son of Distorted Humor is a half brother to two stakes winners and ran well when second here in his first start since April. Kenneally wins at a rate of 18 % (+0.28 ROI) with...

Assistant Trainers

In this day and age of modern Thoroughbred racing there are a number of trainers that are spread out across the country. By that I mean some trainers, like Steve Asmussen, Tom Amoss, Bret Calhoun and Cody Autrey, just to name a few, have divisions of their stables at two or more race tracks....

Lukas Bringing His 'Twos-Turning-Threes' to New Orleans

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas won the Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby in 1996 with Grindstone, who became the only horse since Black Gold in 1924 to accomplish that feat. If there’s another Grindstone in the barn this winter, Fair Grounds fans can look forward to the possibility of seeing...

Lukas Bringing His 'Twos-Turning-Threes' to New Orleans

Hall of Fame trainer Wayne Lukas, who has 30 stalls at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite, entered two Marylou Whitney homebred fillies for Thursday’s traditional Thanksgiving Day program—Bootless in the second race and Miner...

Jays Wildcat Wins Sunday's Juvenile Prep

Harris Hughey’s Jays Wildcat pressed the pace briefly before taking command leaving the backstretch and then drew off late for a 1 1/2-length score in Sunday’s feature at Fair Grounds – a prep race for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Dec. 12. The winner, a 2-year-old...

Can Tempo Five Trump Thursday's Thanksgiving 'Cap Rivals?

Euroears vs. Sok Sok.  Is Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap a two-horse race? New Orleans native Tom Amoss, Fair Grounds nine-time trainer champion and the conditioner who will saddle Hunter Run Stable’s Tempo Five in Thursday’s Turkey Day feature, was asked...