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Desert Wheat Strong Choice in Saturday's Dixie Poker Ace

Desert Wheat, the 7-year-old Louisiana-bred conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owned by Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and Jerry Lee, has been installed as the 7-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s Fair Grounds feature – the 30th running of the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes for...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/8/10.

FAIR GROUNDS NOTEBOOK JANUARY 7, 2010 by Frank Cotolo Fair Grounds welcomed the new decade with five competitive days of racing, and one would never know that the surfaces were deluged a few weeks back based on the excellent conditions we witnessed on the dirt and the turf last week. Forty-nine...

The New Kid In Town

When the racing season opened and I accepted the offer to do this Rockin' with Rick blog, I promised myself one thing. Since I am directly involved in the everyday racing here at the Fair Grounds, I promised myself I would not blog about anything that could be considered self-serving. So far, I'm...

FG Regular Bryan Wagner Wins $100k as 2009 NHC Tour Champion

Fair Grounds regular Bryan Wagner, a 66-year-old insurance executive from New Orleans, used a second-place finish at the December 26-27 Surfside Race Place qualifier in Del Mar, Calif., to clinch the 2009 crown as Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Tour Champion and a $100,000 first-place prize. Should...

Fair Grounds Handicappers Edge notes 1/5/10.

Trainer Steve Margolis spoke Monday morning of his promising sophomores at Fair Grounds -- Sugar Bowl S. winner COOL BULLET (Red Bullet), Sunday allowance winner STAY PUT (Broken Vow) and WHAT'S NEW (Dixie Union), who just broke his maiden at first asking Sunday. "Nothing has been finalized...

Evade Gets Up in Time to Win Monday Feature

After pressing the pace throughout Monday’s $28,000 Fair Grounds feature over a Stall-Wilson turf course rated good, Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Evade lunged in front a stride from the wire to win the about one mile grass test by a neck. The winner, trained by Al Stall Jr. and ridden by...

Stay Put May Await Risen Star if 'Bullet' Fires at Lecomte

Trainer Steve Margolis and his tight-knit crew were awarded “Barn of the Month” honors Saturday at Fair Grounds, but after Sunday’s 10th race Margolis also became “man of the hour” when his highly regarded 3-year-old prospect Stay Put, owned by Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein, scored a decisive...

Stay Put May Await Risen Star if 'Bullet' Fires at Lecomte

Trainer Steve Margolis and his tight-knit crew were awarded “Barn of the Month” honors Saturday at Fair Grounds, but after Sunday’s 10th race Margolis also became “man of the hour” when his highly regarded 3-year-old prospect Stay Put, owned by Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein, scored a decisive...

Neighborhood Appreciation Day Jan. 17

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will show its love for the surrounding Gentilly, Bayou St. John and Mid-City areas with a family-friendly Neighborhood Appreciation Day during the races on Jan. 17. Residents with permanent addresses in the 70119 ZIP code will receive free admission to both the...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes.

James Perron Racing Stable's CATEGORY SEVEN (Gulf Storm) was awarded the top prize in Saturday's $60,000 Furl Sail H. at Fair Grounds after Never Retreat (Smart Strike) was disqualified and placed second for interfering with Category Seven inside the final sixteenth. Richard Eramia was aboard the...