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Stakes Advances: Black Gold Overnight Stakes & Dixie Poker Ace Stakes

  A competitive field of 11 3-year-olds have assembled for the 60th running of the $50,000 Black Gold Overnight Stakes, run on Saturday, Mar. 3 at a distance of one mile over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Stall-Wilson Turf Course. Breaking from the nine hole, trainer Mark Casse...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 25

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Barn Notes: Saturday, February 24

  •              Carroll Looks Ahead With Wonder Gadot •              Promising 3-Year-Old Curlin’s Honor Makes Seasonal Bow On Sunday   CARROLL LOOKS AHEAD...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 22

  •              Forever Unbridled ‘Stronger Than Last Week’ In Seven Furlong Breeze •              Missive Makes Turf Debut In Saturday’s Fifth Race •  ...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 22

  •              McLaughlin Will Point Avery Island To Grade II Louisiana Derby •              Asmussen Makes Plans For Derby Hopefuls •    ...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 18

  •              Risen Star Winner Bravazo Could Return For Grade II Louisiana Derby •              Grade I Ashland Is ‘Plan A’ For Monomoy Girl’s Next Start •...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Albert Stall Memorial Stakes

  Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap.   Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate...

Stakes Recap: Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas shipped Bravazo from his Oaklawn Park base to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and it was well worth the trip for “The Coach” as he sprung a 21-1 upset in the Grade II Risen Star Stakes on Saturday afternoon where he earned 50 points on Churchill Downs’...

Stakes Recap: Monomoy Girl Grows Up In Rachel Alexandra

    It wasn’t the way the connections drew it up, and there were a few anxious moments, but in the end Monomoy Stables, LLC, The Elkstone Group, LLC, Bethlehem Stables and Sol Kumin’s Monomoy Girl prevailed in the $200,000 Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, earning 50...

Stakes Recaps: Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap & Colonel Power Overnight Stakes

A simple equipment change made all the difference for The Player who wore blinkers for the first time when scoring his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap.   Owned by Carl Hurt in partnership with trainer William “Buff” Bradley, the 5-year-old son of Street...