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Lecomte News: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly Breeze

Three-year-old Maximus Ruler, the morning line 4-1 second choice for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes, drilled four furlongs in :48 2/5 on Tuesday morning with Francisco Torres up.  Trainer Clark Hanna likes what he has seen from Maximus Ruler in recent weeks and expects a good effort in the...

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop around the Fair Grounds course Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap as part of the...

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop around the Fair Grounds course Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap as part of the...

Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On

The action here last week was fast and furious in more ways then one. We're at the halfway point of the season, we had our first "Starlight" Friday night racing program and the Eclipse Award winners were announced on Monday night. Where should I start this blog,  First things first, cuz...

Lecomte Notes: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly

Citrus Kid, a regally-bred 3-year-old prospect scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, worked five furlongs handily in 1:00.85 at South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center Tuesday morning before leaving for New Orleans later in the day to...

Five Other Stakes Add Depth to Featured Lecomte on Saturday

Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet faces 10 sophomore rivals, including a pair of invading 3-year-old stakes winners based on the East Coast, in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Lecomte Stakes – a race which serves as Fair Grounds’ early test leading to 2010’s upcoming Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana...

Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the Feb. 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter and...

Fair Grounds Stars Rachel Alexandra, Asmussen Win Big at Eclipse Awards

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner stabled in New Orleans, was named Horse of the Year at the conclusion of Monday’s 39th annual Eclipse Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The legendary filly’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen, an eight-time...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/18/10.

Lecomte tops Fair Grounds stakes bonanza Eleven colts and geldings will attempt to raise their profile for this year's classics in Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, one of six stakes on a marathon 13-race program dubbed the "Road to the Derby Kickoff" card. Now run at...

Road to Derby Begins With Turf Melody, Maximus Ruler, Cool Bullet in Lecomte

Fair Grounds’ “Road to the Derby” series gets underway this weekend in New Orleans when Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet, pictured, and local buzz horse Maximus Ruler get their stiffest tests to date – facing two stakes winners based on the East Coast as well as seven others in the Saturday’s...