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Stakes Recaps: Black Gold Stakes & Dixie Poker Ace Stakes

Windy Hill Farm’s Anne Smith-trained Tuba pulled a slick one over on the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes field, going gate-to-wire over eight other 3-year-olds under Jose Riquelme at odds of 63-1.  After making it to the lead with relative ease, the 3-year-old gelded son of Magna Graduate welled up...

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 4

@AdolphsonRacing 3-YEAR-OLDS: INTERNATIONAL STAR & WAR STORY STEP UP AGAINKenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Mike Maker-trained INTERNATIONAL STAR and Loooch Racing and Chris Dunn’s Tom Amoss-trained WAR STORY (both below) displayed their class in last month’s Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes when...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 26

IN TODAY'S NOTES: A DOZEN FOR DIXIE POKER ACE STAKES; FOREVER UNBRIDLED CONTINUES TO IMPROVE; MYSTERY TRAIN TO LOOP BACK FOR NEW ORLEANS                           ...

Stakes Advance: Black Gold Stakes

Ten talented sophomores have drawn into what appears to be a slick renewal of the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this Saturday, Feb. 28.  Led by graded stakes winner Lucky Player from the powerful Steve Asmussen stable, the 58th running is scheduled to be...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 25

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*THURSDAY ALLOWANCE HAS LOOK OF LOUISIANA DERBY PREP*STREET BABE EXITS MINESHAFT WELL, NEW ORLEANS POSSIBLE*WAR STORY LIKELY FOR LOUISIANA DERBYTHURSDAY ALLOWANCE HAS LOOK OF LOUISIANA DERBY PREPThursday’s featured seventh race at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 22

@AdolphsonRacing  IN TODAY'S NOTES*INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS WELL, LOUISIANA DERBY NEXT*CHOCOLATE RIDE PUTTING HIS BEST FEET FORWARD*COUP DE GRACE AND TAPITURE ZIP IN WORKOUTS*SATURDAY STAKES HAT TRICK FOR GEROUX*TWO STEP TEMPER TO BLACK GOLD INTERNATIONAL STAR EXITS WELL, LOUISIANA DERBY...

International Star a Rising Star in the Risen Star

Unlike last year, when trainer Mike Maker brought a Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey-owned winner of the Lecomte Stakes back a month later to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to contest the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes from an unfavorably wide post, the stars were in the veteran trainer’s favor...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Duncan F. Kenner Stakes

Antsu Stables’ Street Babe, making his stakes debut in just his third lifetime start, pressed the pace and took control late to capture the Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Bayou Stakes

 John Wentworth’s Chocolate Ride proved a clever claim when winning the Grade III $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap on Saturday as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented By Lamarque Ford, three months to the day from when he was claimed for $40,000 at Churchill Downs.    ...

I'm a Chatterbox Leaves Them in Silence in Rachel Alexandra

    It took just over a minute and 44 seconds on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s Larry Jones-trained I’m a Chatterbox to go from talented locally based stakes winner to serious Kentucky Oaks contender when winning the...