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Ron the Greek, Drosselmeyer Head 12 Entered for Gr. II Risen Star

Ron the Greek, hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, and Drosselmeyer, who won his first start of the year in impressive fashion at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31, may vie for favoritism when they head a field of 12 named to Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes.

Starlight Racing Friday to Encourage "Field of Dreamers"

Highlighting Friday’s second of three “Starlight Racing” programs to be held in New Orleans this winter will be the introduction of Fair Grounds’ new “Bet or No Bet” game. As the latest added attraction of the local nighttime racing experience designed to attract young professionals who have never...

Rachel Alexandra Goes Five Furlongs in 1:00 1/5

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued to work forwardly Thursday morning in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezing five furlongs on a fast main track in 1:00 1/5 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard. The final time made it the...

Rachel Alexandra Goes Five Furlongs in 1:00 1/5

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued to work forwardly Thursday morning in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezing five furlongs on a fast main track in 1:00 1/5 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard. The 4-year-old filly broke...

Honest Pace Assured in Risen Star After Florida Flight Arrival

When an equine charter from South Florida touched down in New Orleans at about 11:30 Wednesday morning, a legitimate pace in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby Preview Day was all but assured. Aboard the flight was Gainesway Farm’s Tempted to Tapit, a Steve...

Chantilly Nayla Survives Objection to Win Mardi Gras Stakes

Salman Rashed’s Chantilly Nayla outgamed Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Kinsolving and Robert Pierz’ Hathors Legacy respectively in a three-horse pinball finish to Tuesday’s 66th running of the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. However, all three horses had to survive a stewards’ inquiry...

Undercard Stars: Friesan Fire, General Quarters, Good and Lucky, Giant Oak, Jody Slew, Quiet Temper, Dubai Majesty, Four Gifts

All of the above are among 128 horses entered for Saturday's 13-race program with six stakes, including four graded events. First post is 12:10 p.m. CST.

Preview Day Showcases Six Strong Stakes

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, breezed a half-mile in 49.60 on Mardi Gras morning with regular rider James Graham in the irons, and also on the Tuesday tab was Risen Star entrant Mountain Justice, owned by Blu Shu...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 2/16/10.

Discreetly Mine, Drosselmeyer take on locals in Risen Star Lecomte winner Ron the Greek could face three serious challengers from Florida in Risen Star (Hodges Photography/Lynn Roberts) Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds has the look of a regional showdown. Florida invaders...

Ron the Greek, Drosselmeyer Head 12 Entered for Saturday's Grade II Risen Star

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, hero of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, and WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, a rapidly emerging sophomore who won his first start of the year in impressive fashion at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31, may vie for favoritism when they head a field of 12 named to...