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Discreetly Mine, Drosselmeyer take on locals in Risen Star Lecomte winner Ron the Greek could face three serious challengers from Florida in Risen Star (Hodges Photography/Lynn Roberts) Saturday's $300,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds has the look of a regional showdown. Florida invaders...

Ron the Greek, Drosselmeyer Head 12 Entered for Saturday's Grade II Risen Star

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, hero of Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, and WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, a rapidly emerging sophomore who won his first start of the year in impressive fashion at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31, may vie for favoritism when they head a field of 12 named to...

Rock Hard Noses Giant's Tomb in Lundi Gras Feature

Stacey Moak’s Rock Hard, a distant last in the early stages of Monday’s featured sixth race, passed seven rivals in the stretch to earn a nose victory over Sam-Son Farms’ Giant’s Tomb in the $41,000 first-level allowance with $50,000 claiming option, originally carded for the turf but contested at...

Letsgetitonmon, Friesan Fire Work for Saturday Stakes

Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner’s Letsgetitonmon, who closed well to finish third beaten two lengths for the win in Fair Grounds Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, breezed a half-mile in 49.60 Monday morning at Fair Grounds in preparation for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes – the final major...

Maximus Ruler Out of Saturday's Risen Star

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, runner-up behind Ron the Greek in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, will not run in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes after coming up with a slight injury following a breeze Sunday morning at the New Orleans oval. “He didn’t want to place his right hind...

Paradise Bound Wins Valentine's Day Feature

Live Oak Plantation’s Paradise Bound, allowed to settle just off the pace in Sunday’s $39,000 Fair Grounds feature for maiden fillies and mares, responded willingly when set down for the drive and drew off for a 1 3/4-length score in the race transferred from the Stall-Wilson turf course and run on...

Chantilly Nayla, Wicked Uno Vie in Tuesday's Mardi Gras

Salman Rashed’s Chantilly Nayla and Gold Mark Farm’s Wicked Uno are set to match strides as the 5-2 and 3-1 first and second choices, respectively, in the morning line for Tuesday’s  $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. The 66th running of the Mardi Gras, as usual contested on the lone...

Maximus Ruler Gets Sunday Breeze for Saturday's Risen Star

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, runner-up in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Jan. 23 after inheriting an unwanted pacesetting scenario, breezed five furlongs in 1:02.60 Sunday morning in preparation for next Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes as the showcase race on Louisiana Derby Preview Day. “The...

Clear Sailing Could Have Date with Rachel Alexandra After Pelleteri Win

Veteran jockey Shane Sellers, lately surging as “The Comeback Kid” after being away from competition for four-and-a-half years, came from worst to first astride the appropriately-named Clear Sailing to win Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes by a neck to give Sellers a riding triple for...

Clear Sailing Could Have Date with Rachel Alexandra After Pelleteri Win

Veteran jockey Shane Sellers, lately surging as “The Comeback Kid” after being away from competition for four-and-a-half years, came from worst to first astride the appropriately-named Clear Sailing to win Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes by a neck to give Sellers a riding triple for...