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Barn Notes: Friday, February 21

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Pletcher's Quartet Tuned Up for Saturday's Show; Bob Baffert's Pair Ready for Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday; Reminder: Early Post Time Saturday at 12:30 P.M. Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher shipped four horses to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 20

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Emmett Park Suddenly Part of Risen Star Field; Fiftyshadesofgold to be Pointed Toward Fair Grounds Oaks One man’s feast is another man’s famine, it is said, and so it was Wednesday when Gore Range Stable’s Emmett Park suddenly became part of the field for Saturday’s Grade II Risen...

NEWS RELEASE: Starlight-Starbright Provides Fast Benefits

Debuting at the February Starlight Racing event, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ new community involvement program, Starlight-Starbright, proved a popular initiative with local groups and is offered again for the March 14 Starlight Racing date. Starlight Racing is presented by Miller Lite and...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 19

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Vicar's In Trouble, 'Shanon,' 'Kitten' All Set to Go; Pletcher's Band Arriving Thursday for Louisiana Derby Preview Day Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, who galloped home 6 ¾-lengths in front of his nearest rival in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair...

Stakes Advances: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Bayou Handicap

Daddy Nose Best Goes for Three in Fair Grounds 'Cap; Eden Prairie Seeks Hat Trick in Saturday's $60,000 Bayou Handicap; All-Stakes Pick-4 Offered on Races 8-11 on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, who bested Diamond Racing et al.’s Adios Nardo by a neck in the...

Stakes Advance: Fordubai Faces Stronger Field in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Jim Tafel’sFordubai, who captured the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, is expected to face a stiffer challenge when he takes on eight other older horses in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap during  the local oval’s Louisiana Derby Preview...

Stakes Advance: Ria Antonia Looms Large in Grade III Rachel Alexandra

Ria Antonia Looms Large in Rachel Alexandra Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing’sRia Antonia, adjudged winner of Santa Anita’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November 2, can be expected to loom the strong choice when she makes her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel...

Stakes Advance: Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field

Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field Ken and Sarah Ramsey’sVicar’s in Trouble, dominant 6 ¾- length hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 18, may be a slight choice in the wagering when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Larry Jones's Fillies Both Out of Rachel Alexandra; Joe Sharp Proving to be Valuable Assistant for Trainer Miker Maker Brereton Jones’s Divine Beauty and Fox Hill Farms’ Cassatt will not run in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra, trainer Larry Jones advised Sunday morning...

Stakes Recaps: Gentilly Stakes & Sarah Lane's Oates

Artist Cry Wins Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes at FG; B and B's Pulpit Noses Out You've Got a Friend in FG's Gentilly Stakes Danny Brown and Wesley Hawley’s Artist Cry, void of early foot, launched a bold bid on the extreme outside in the late stages of Saturday’s $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes...