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Stakes Advance: Fordubai Faces Stronger Field in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Jim Tafel’sFordubai, who captured the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, is expected to face a stiffer challenge when he takes on eight other older horses in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap during  the local oval’s Louisiana Derby Preview...

Stakes Advance: Ria Antonia Looms Large in Grade III Rachel Alexandra

Ria Antonia Looms Large in Rachel Alexandra Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing’sRia Antonia, adjudged winner of Santa Anita’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November 2, can be expected to loom the strong choice when she makes her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel...

Stakes Advance: Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field

Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field Ken and Sarah Ramsey’sVicar’s in Trouble, dominant 6 ¾- length hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 18, may be a slight choice in the wagering when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Larry Jones's Fillies Both Out of Rachel Alexandra; Joe Sharp Proving to be Valuable Assistant for Trainer Miker Maker Brereton Jones’s Divine Beauty and Fox Hill Farms’ Cassatt will not run in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra, trainer Larry Jones advised Sunday morning...

Stakes Recaps: Gentilly Stakes & Sarah Lane's Oates

Artist Cry Wins Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes at FG; B and B's Pulpit Noses Out You've Got a Friend in FG's Gentilly Stakes Danny Brown and Wesley Hawley’s Artist Cry, void of early foot, launched a bold bid on the extreme outside in the late stages of Saturday’s $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes...

Stakes Recap: South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes

Katie's Eyes Wins S. Mississippi Owners/Breeders Ike and Dawn Thrash and Sam and Janet Alley’sKatie’s Eyes is a maiden no more after winning Friday’s 20th anniversary edition of the $40,000 South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes on Valentine’s Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. After...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 14

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Rachel Alexandra's Full Sister Debuts Sunday at FG; Early Look at Fair Grounds' Grade III Mineshaft 'Cap Probable Starters; Early Look at Fair Grounds' Grade III Mervin Muniz Memorial 'Cap Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is set to make...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 13

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Pletcher Plans for Louisiana Derby Preview Day; Risen Star Prospect Hoppertunity Records Monday Move at Santa Anita; Rachel Alexandra Stakes Coming Up Strong as Fair Grounds Oaks Previw; Reminder: Upcoming Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10 Ubiquitous Eclipse Award-winning...

Stakes Advance: Gentilly Stakes & Sarah Lane's Oates

Time Will Tell LLC and Last Mango Racing Stable’s H an F’s Sensation, who scored the second win of his brief career in first level allowance company at Delta Downs on Jan. 18, may rule the choice when he heads a field of eight accredited Louisiana-bred sophomores in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $...

News Release: 2014 Fair Grounds Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Brereton Jones’s Proud Spell, one of five fillies of recent vintage to have parlayed a win in the Fair Grounds Oaks to one in theKentucky Oaks later in the spring, will be joined by Crescent City-based trainers Bret Calhoun and Larry Robideaux, Jr. when all three are inducted into the Fair Grounds...