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Frankel Remembered Fondly by Fair Grounds Horsemen

Members of the racing community based at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots paused Monday to share fond memories of Bobby Frankel, the Hall of Fame trainer who died that morning from complications of lymphoma. Though based in Southern California, horses trained by Frankel won all four of the...

"Jumping The Counter"

If you spend any time around the race track the first thing you will notice is the slangs and incorrect English we use on a regular basis. If someone asks a trainer "How'd you run in the 5th?", if he finished 1st you probably would hear him answer "we win it". If you ask a...

Yare Wins in Prep for La. Champions Day

Oak Tree Stables’ Yare alternated for the early lead in Sunday’s $51,000 feature before drawing off for a 3 3/4-length score under regular rider Gerard Melancon. The six-furlong sprint restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares served as a prep for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana...

Another 'Bullet' Scores a Bullseye at Fair Grounds

The most impressive winner through the first five days of Fair Grounds’ current season? It might have been the Steve Margolis-trained Cool Bullet, a 2-year-old gelding who broke his maiden by more than six lengths for owners Ray Murray, Dave Williams and Bob Estes in Saturday’s fifth race.   The...

Desert Wheat Repeats in Mr. Sulu Stakes

Louisiana-bred Desert Wheat, conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and patiently ridden by Corey Lanerie, came from far back with a strong stretch run to capture Saturday’s featured $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes at Fair Grounds by 2 3/4–lengths.

Desert Wheat Repeats in Mr. Sulu Stakes

Louisiana-bred Desert Wheat, conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and patiently ridden by Corey Lanerie, came from far back with a strong stretch run to capture Saturday’s featured $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes at Fair Grounds by 2 3/4–lengths. The Mr. Sulu, designed as a prep for the upcoming $...

Thanksgiving Reservations Available in Black Gold Room

Even though the Clubhouse is booked solid, it’s not too late to get a reservation for the famous Thanksgiving Dinner at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday, Nov. 26. For the first time, Fair Grounds will offer its Thanksgiving Dinner in the Black Gold Room, the private event space on...

Thanksgiving Reservations Available in Black Gold Room

Even though the Clubhouse is booked solid, it’s not too late to get a reservation for the famous Thanksgiving Dinner at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday, Nov. 26. For the first time, Fair Grounds will offer its Thanksgiving Dinner in the Black Gold Room, the private event space on...

Handicapping 101 - The Old School Way

Handicapping is an art that takes years to develop.  Some people try for years and years and never get it right, no matter how hard they work at it.  How many times have you heard someone say that they picked five winners and still lost money.  What's up with that?  The key to being a successful...

Dancin Perfect Performs in Friday Feature

Good Tyme Racing and Richard Ringo’s Dancin Perfect took command shortly after the start and never relinquished that lead when capturing Friday’s $47,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds by one length under a well-judged ride by jockey Shane Sellers. As the choice of the fans, Dancin Perfect...