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Handleman Wins Friday Feature

Gold Square LLC’s Handleman made the pace and increased his margin in the final furlong to win Friday’s $41,000 six-furlong allowance sprint at Fair Grounds by three-and-a-quarter lengths at the wire. The winner, trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. returned mutuels of $5.60...

Drosselmeyer, Discreetly Mine, Tempted to Tapit Headed to Risen Star

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is due to run at Fair Grounds in the New Orleans Ladies March 13, but well before that – on Feb. 20 – the Crescent City oval hosts Louisiana Derby Preview Day, featuring six stakes races on the same day, four of which are graded. Serving as the centerpiece of next...

War Echo Heads Saturday's Pelleteri

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ War Echo, heroine of last year’s Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes in New Orleans before injury took her out of Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks consideration, looms as the solid 8-5 morning line choice for Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older fillies and mares at...

Rachel Alexandra Drills in Drizzling Rain Friday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, aiming once again for an anticipated confrontation with her older rival Zenyatta in Oaklawn’s Grade I Apple Blossom April 9, worked Friday morning at Fair Grounds in advance of her scheduled seasonal bow March 13 in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies at the Crescent...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 2/12/10

Rachel Alexandra will return in New Orleans Ladies Horse of the Year RACHEL ALEXANDRA (Medaglia d'Oro) will make her four-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Stables confirmed Thursday...

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra Pointing to FG's March 13 New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 4-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Stables confirmed Thursday. The $200,000 New Orleans Ladies is for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the main...

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra Pointing to March 13 New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 4-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Stables confirmed Thursday. The $200,000 New Orleans Ladies is for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the main...

Starlight Racing Returns February 19 With Bucktown Allstars

Following a successful January debut that packed the Miller Beer Garden chalet with young professionals seeking drink specials and charbroiled oysters, Starlight Racing returns to Fair Grounds for its second installment Friday, February 19, at 5 p.m. ACCESS THE STARLIGHT RACING PDF FLYER TO POST AS...

Congratulations Shaun Bridgmohan on 2,000 Wins

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots congratulates jockey Shaun Bridgmohan on 2,000 career wins, a mark he reached Saturday aboard Outfitter in the day's first race. The 30-year-old Jamaican-born rider won four races on the card to move into second in the Fair Grounds standings with 45 victories.

Dancin Perfect Wins Monday Feature

Good Tyme Racing’s Dancin Perfect, allowed to settle behind the early leaders, split those rivals when set down for the drive and withstood a late bid by Pin Oak Stable’s Elision to win Monday’s $44,500 allowance optional claiming feature for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds by a nose. The winner...