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Monday's Last Two Races Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has cancelled the last two races—Race 9 and Race 10—on Monday’s program due to inclement weather. Severe rain pounded the racetrack since mid-afternoon. Refunds were awarded for all wagers already placed on the cancelled races. Multi-race wagers that included...

Rachel Alexandra Now Scheduled to Work at 10:30 am

Rachel Alexandra will now put in her scheduled workout this morning shortly after regular training hours, at 10:30 a.m. Rachel Alexandra normally works around 6:30 a.m. but concerns about the track condition following last night’s heavy rains caused trainer Steve Asmussen and Fair Grounds Vice...

Monday's Last Two Races Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Fair Grounds has cancelled the last two races—Race 9 and Race 10—on Monday’s program due to inclement weather. Refunds were awarded for wagers already placed on the cancelled races. Multi-race wagers that included those races resulted in consolation payoffs as follow (click the headline for more)...

Clear Sailing for Rachel in New Orleans Ladies

Will Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoy clear sailing in Fair Grounds’ upcoming $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13 when she makes her first start of the 2010 racing season? Not necessarily. Among those possible to challenge “Rachel” in the inaugural running of the 1 1/16-mile test for older...

Season's Final Starlight Racing Experience Tonight With The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with...

Shutupanddance Wins Sunday Feature

Shutupanddance, a 4-year-old accredited Louisiana-bred filly owned by Bill and Denise Morrison and trained by Michelle Lovell, took command just after the break and never relinquished the lead thereafter when winning Sunday’s $47,000 1 1/16-mile allowance feature for state-breds at Fair Grounds by...

Jody Slew Preparing for March 26 Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew surprised just about everybody – including her connections – when she won Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan. 23 at better than 20-1.   Then she came back in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes February 20, still lightly regarded...

Tizaqueena Rules Over Rivals in Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, who began a four-race win streak at Fair Grounds last season that culminated with a score in Churchill’s Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day, began another one at Fair Grounds Saturday with a three-quarter length tally in the third running of the $60,000...

Tizaqueena Rules Over Rivals in Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, who began a four-race win streak at Fair Grounds last season that culminated with a score in Churchill’s Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day, began another one at Fair Grounds Saturday with a three-quarter length tally in the third running of the $60,000...

Calliope Jane Wins Friday Feature

Circustown Stables’ Calliope Jane, always among the leaders, continued willingly when set down for the drive to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $43,000 six-furlong feature for accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Jamie Theriot,...