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Graham Wins Four; Ide Better Win Takes Feature

Irish-born jockey James Graham became the first jockey to ride four winners on the same program this season at Fair Grounds on Monday when he captured the final event on the nine-race program astride Just Another Girl, who returned a $10.40 win mutuel. Graham began his lucky “four-leaf clover” by...

Asmussen Breaks Own North American Win Record

Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who bases his extensive operation at Fair Grounds throughout the New Orleans winter Thoroughbred racing season, broke his own record for number of North American wins in a single calendar year when Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Poppin won the 13th race at...

Brisnet Race Facts for Fair Grounds Monday.

Fair Grounds Monday December 7th.   Brisnet.com Ultimate PP Horse of the Day. #9 LOVE TO TELL in race 8: Ranked top on ACL (Average Competitive Level) and trainer Mike Burgess wins with 20% (+1.36 ROI) of his turf starters. Hot rider Shane Sellers (22% on year) takes the ride.    Brisnet.com...

Asmussen Could Break Win Record Tonight, Hello Ladies Wins Feature

Steve Asmussen, defending leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and last year’s Eclipse Award winner as the nation’s top conditioner, won the first race at Remington Park and the ninth race at Aqueduct on Sunday to equal the national record of 622 victories he set in 2008 for most...

Star Guitar Tunes Up for Saturday's Louisiana Champions Day

Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar, easily the “star” attraction for Saturday’s 19th running of the Louisiana Champions Day program at Fair Grounds, was given a routine maintenance breeze Sunday morning at the Crescent City oval, getting the half-mile distance in 51.20. The accredited Louisiana-bred won...

Free Horse Ownership Seminar On the Rail Dec. 19

Trainer Bret Calhoun and owner Angus Lind will meet with fans at a free Horse Ownership Seminar hosted by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place along the grandstand apron, just outside the Derby Building and the new Horsemen’s Relations office.

No Fluff, Just Facts

When writing any type of article, there's always a certain amount of what I call fluff that seems to go into the story. This person is wonderful because they did this. That person is great because they did that. The fluff in a story sometimes makes people sound more interesting than they really...

Akilina Fights Back in Pago Hop

Proving no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 11-10 favoritism, Oak Bluff Stables’ Akilina came from off the pace to gain the advantage in mid-stretch and prevail by a head in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Akilina Fights Back in Pago Hop

Proving no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 11-10 favoritism, Oak Bluff Stables’ Akilina came from off the pace to gain the advantage in mid-stretch and prevail by a head in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds. The daughter of Langfuhr trained by Christophe...

Free Horse Ownership Seminar On the Rail Dec. 19

Trainer Bret Calhoun and owner Angus Lind will meet with fans at a free Horse Ownership Seminar hosted by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place along the grandstand apron, just outside the Derby Building and the new Horsemen’s Relations office. “Many...