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Rachel Alexandra Halter Up for Bids

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her first recorded work of the 2010 racing season at Fair Grounds Sunday morning, but beginning Friday a special commemorative stable halter once worn by the magnificent filly will go on display in Fair Grounds clubhouse. The halter, encased in a handsome...

Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks Logos Released

Official event logos for the 97th Louisiana Derby and the 43rd Fair Grounds Oaks were released Monday by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.    Horses are prominently featured in both designs, which present contemporary takes on themes inspired by the tradition and history of each race. The...

Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks Logos Released

Official event logos for the 97th Louisiana Derby and the 43rd Fair Grounds Oaks were released Monday by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Horses are prominently featured in both designs, which present contemporary takes on themes inspired by the tradition and history of each race.

Nana Knows Wins Sunday Feature

Robert Orth and Wesley Hawley’s Nana Knows pressed the pace, found running room along the rail in the stretch to gain the advantage and withstood the late bid of Candy Delicious to win Sunday’s $41,000 feature for accredited 3-year-old maiden fillies by a length and a quarter. Trained by Wes Hawley...

El Caballo to Await Muniz

James Spence’s El Caballo, winner of the Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap at Fair Grounds last week on Road to the Derby Kickoff Day, will not be a candidate for the Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap as the next leg of the Crescent City oval’s grass series on Feb. 20. “No, we’re not going to...

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

“I even asked for a touch slower but for her that’s just physically impossible,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Rachel Alexandra’s trainer Steve Asmussen. “Dominic did a good job. He had to trick her into going that slow but right now that’s what’s best for her.”

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first official work of the year Sunday, a four-furlong breeze in :52 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard. “I even asked for a touch slower but for her that’s just physically impossible,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Rachel Alexandra’s...

Bubbler Noses Never Retreat in Marie Krantz Memorial 'Cap

Bubbler burst forth and Never Retreat just missed in the final jump after a hard-fought two-horse stretch duel that was Saturday’s $57,600 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. “Mentally, she had it all together today,” said Peaches Geier of Bubbler, speaking as trainer Bret Calhoun’s...

Southern Style Wins Friday Feature

Maynard Chatters Jr.’s Southern Style, allowed to settle early, rallied outside the leaders when set down for the drive and won Friday’s $29,000 optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by two and a quarter lengths. The winner, ridden by Wilfredo Lozano Jr., returned mutuels of $5.80, $3.80 and $2....

Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the February 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter...