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West Ocean Sets Course Record With Powerful Late Kick in Bienville

In Friday’s 24th running of the $57,600 Bienville Stakes for older fillies and mares, the Todd Pletcher-trained West Ocean ran the fastest 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Fair Grounds history while stopping the teletimer in 1:02.73. The 4-year-old filly’s time eclipsed My Lord’s six-year standard of 1:02....

Quiet Temper Wins Fair Grounds Oaks; Top Four Heading to Kentucky Oaks

Mark Stanley’s Quiet Temper (#1, inside) was kept to her task in the final strides by jockey Robby Albarado to best front-running Champagne d’Oro by a  half-length in Friday’s 44th running of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the main event for 3-year-old fillies each season at the Crescent City oval.

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Derby and Oaks notes. 3/26/10.

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT MARCH 25, 2010 by James Scully ICE BOX (Pulpit) rallied from last to post a 20-1 upset in Saturday's Florida Derby (G1), edging 29-1 longshot PLEASANT PRINCE (Indy King) by a nose, and the result flattered ESKENDEREYA (Giant's Causeway), who easily handled both colts in the...

Morning Images: Blues Street, Ailalea, A Little Warm, 'Macho' & Rachel Alexandra

More great Louisiana Derby Week images from the Fair Grounds Photo Corps this morning, including Louisiana Derby contenders like A Little Warm, left, as well as two of the most popular horses on the grounds this season, Macho Again and Rachel Alexandra. Click on the headline above to see all of...

Louisiana Derby Week Quotes and Candid Images

Click the headline above for an assortment of quotes from horsemen about the entrants for this weekend's four Grade II races--the Fair Grounds Oaks on Friday and the Louisiana Derby, New Orleans Handicap and Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap on Saturday. Check out a gallery of images showcasing...

DreamBet, Hat Contest and Romero Book Signing Highlight Derby Day Events

A $10,000 Derby DreamBet wager, the annual Louisiana Derby Hat Contest and a book signing with retired jockey Randy Romero highlight the festivities surrounding Saturday’s Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The Derby DreamBet gives one lucky winner the chance to bet $10,000 on...

Ailalea Favored in Friday's Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks; Jody Slew Will Run

Ailalea, clearly best in Aqueduct’s Grade III Tempted Stakes Nov. 7 in the final start of her juvenile campaign, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice in the wagering for Friday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks. Meanwhile, Jody Slew, who won both of the first two legs of Fair Grounds’...

Jody Slew a 'Go' for Friday's Fair Grounds Oaks

Jody Slew, undefeated in the first two legs of Fair Grounds’ sophomore filly series, will attempt to become the first horse to sweep all three races in that grouping when she goes to the post in Friday’s 44th running of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks. Owned by Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan,...

Jody Slew Still Possible for Friday's Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, winner of the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan. 23 and the Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes Feb. 20, was still a possibility for Friday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks as of Wednesday morning, according to trainer Bret Calhoun. The 3-year-old daughter of...

Hurricane Michelle Storms Louisiana

Just like another strong female force we're all familiar with that was named Hurricane Katrina, trainer Michelle Lovell has stormed through Louisiana like a Category 5 hurricane. With only three days remaining in this 2009-2010 season, Michelle is winning races at just above a 20% average. Her...