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Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/24/10.

Ron the Greek scores in Lecomte Jack T. Hammer's homebred RON THE GREEK (Full Mandate) bided his time in the rear of Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, came widest of all in the 10-horse field into the stretch and powered home to be 1 1/2 lengths clear of pacesetter Maximus Ruler...

Ron the Greek Last to First in Grade III Lecomte Stakes

Jack T. Hammer’s Ron the Greek rallied past nine other 3-year-olds in the final half-mile of Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes to score by 1 ½ lengths in the first of three races in the Road to the Derby series at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Jody Slew Surprises at 23-1 in Tiffany Lass S.

Martin Racing Stable LLC & Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, the longest shot in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies, surprised her connections as much as bettors when she prevailed by a half-length over Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Bella Medaglia in Saturday’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes for 3-year-old...

More Saturday Stakes: Friesan Fire Takes Louisiana 'Cap; El Caballo Wins Colonel Bradley

El Caballo, unraced since sustaining an injury last June, returned from that long layoff to win Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap. One race later, Friesan Fire did much the same thing in the $75,000 Louisiana Handicap.

Ron the Greek Last to First in Grade III Lecomte

Jack T Hammer’s Ron the Greek rallied past nine other 3-year-olds in the final half-mile of Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes to score by 1 ½ lengths in the first of three races in the Road to the Derby series at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ron the Greek, with James Graham aboard,...

Jody Slew Surprises in Tiffany Lass

Martin Racing Stable LLC & Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, the longest shot in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies, surprised her connections as much as bettors when she prevailed by a half-length over Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Bella Medaglia in Saturday’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes for 3-year-old...

Friesan Fire Takes Louisiana 'Cap; El Caballo Wins Bradley

James Spence’s El Caballo, unraced since sustaining an injury last June, returned from that long layoff to win Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap while drawing off by 3 1/4-lengths under a confident ride by jockey Robby Albarado. “It’s been a long time getting him back,” said El...

Fair Grounds Stars Rachel Alexandra, Asmussen Win Big at Eclipse Awards

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner stabled in New Orleans, was named Horse of the Year at the conclusion of Monday’s 39th annual Eclipse Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The legendary filly’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen, an eight-time...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/23/10.

TRACK BANDIT PREVIEWS Saturday's Lecomte S. (G3) is the first of three graded preps at Fair Grounds for Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls, and a competitive-looking field of 11 will enter the starting gate for the mile-and-40-yard event. CITRUS KID (Lemon Drop Kid) ships in from Florida for John...

Grade III Colonel Bradley 'Cap Lures Condo and Cisco

When Barr Three LLC and Cherrywood Racing’s Princeville Condo rallied outside the leaders to win Fair Grounds’ $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap by a head Dec. 26, it justified the long-range plans of part-owner and Chicago-based trainer Michele Boyce to send her Illinois-bred gelding to...