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Free Events All Day Long on Santa Super Saturday

This Saturday’s stakes extravaganza known as Santa Super Saturday will be complemented by a full slate of free activities for all Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots visitors, from casual fans to families to everyday horseplayers. Before the races, there’s a Horse Ownership Seminar with trainer...

Santa Super Saturday Seminars

GARY WEST FAN EDUCATION SEMINAR DEC 18 – Veteran turf writer and handicapper Gary West will kick off a new Fan Education series with a free hour-long seminar before the races on Santa Super Saturday, Dec. 18. “Spicy Odds, Sharp Horses and Black Swans: Winning Strategies at the Racetrack” will...

Jockey Eramia Near the Top of FG Standings

Tied for leading rider honors through last weekend and among the leaders since the Thoroughbred Racing Season began on Thanksgiving Day is jockey Richard Eramia, off to an unusually fast start for someone in only his second season at Fair Grounds.“Yes, I’m off to a very good start,” said Eramia...

Be Me is Best in Sunday Feature

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Be Me, settled just behind the early leaders while racing along the rail early, came up to challenge for command in mid-stretch and drew clear late for a 1 3/4-length score in Sunday’s featured $47,000 allowance race at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Corey Lanerie and...

LCD Morning-After Report

Trainer Richard Jackson, conditioner of Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm, said Sunday that the daughter of Stormy Atlantic may have been compromised by bruised feet Saturday when she failed in her bid to become the first mare in history to become a four-time winner on a Louisiana Champions Day...

Complete LCD Stakes Quotes

Race 12—$100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies SprintFillies & mares, 3 and up, Accredited Louisiana-breds, six furlongs, 5th running Jockey Miguel Mena (Cajun Conference, winner): “It was awesome. She showed speed in the Form and I was hoping we’d break good but she kind of broke in the air....

Star Guitar Shines Brightest on Louisiana Champions Day

Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar broke new ground in Louisiana Thoroughbred history at Fair Grounds on Saturday when he repeated his win of a year ago in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, becoming the first horse to win four Louisiana Champions Day stakes races on an afternoon that was the...

Star Guitar Becomes First Four-Time La. Champions Day Winner in Classic

Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar, shown here receiving a congratulatory kiss from owner Evelyn Benoit, broke new ground in Louisiana Thoroughbred history at Fair Grounds on Saturday, becoming the first four-time Louisiana Champions Day stakes winner. Click the headline above for a full Louisiana...

Dance Caller Leads the Way in Friday Feature

Frank Fletcher Racing Operations’ Dance Caller made or forced the pace throughout in Friday’s featured $49,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds and withheld the late surge of Darren Fleming’s Island Soul by a length in the late stages. Ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Tim...

Desert Wheat Challenges Sands of Time in LCD Turf

Let’s show a little respect for the elderly, please, when it comes to star attractions for Saturday’s 20th anniversary edition of Fair Grounds’ Louisiana Champions Day! Senior citizen Desert Wheat, the 7-year-old owned by Wachtel Stable, Brous Stable and J D. Lee and the 2-1 morning line favorite...