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Starlight Racing Hunch Plays for Friday: Boozy, Smarty Party Girl, Pick and Pray

With a warmer weather forecast finally on tap in time for Friday evening in New Orleans, tourists in the Crescent City as well as local residents will get the chance to enjoy other things on tap by attending Fair Grounds’ first Starlight Racing program of the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season...

Weekend Video Preview with Jill Byrne

Click the headline to see Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne with all the details of Friday's Starlight Racing experience, Saturday's football-viewing party and Sunday's Neighborhood Appreciation Day!

Louisiana Derby Set for National NBC Sports Broadcast on USA Network

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:  CHDN) and NBC Sports today announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1. The three one-hour broadcasts, two on NBC and...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/11/10

Maximus Ruler to pursue Fair Grounds' Road to the Derby Three-year-old MAXIMUS RULER (Roman Ruler), the dark bay colt who broke his maiden in a two-turn allowance race at Churchill Downs on November 28, is probable for the upcoming Lecomte S. (G3) on January 23, trainer Clark Hanna confirmed...

Caspian Wins Sunday Sprint Feature

Away alertly and quickly in command, S N R Investment’s Caspian continued willingly throughout and withstood a late bid by Maggi Moss’s Free Brave to win Sunday’s $47,000 5 1/2-furlong sprint feature at Fair Grounds by one length. Trained by Mike Stidham and ridden by Jamie Theriot, Caspian paid $6...

Maximus Ruler Readies for Grade III Lecomte Jan. 23

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, the 3-year-old Roman Ruler colt that broke his maiden in a two-turn allowance race at Churchill Downs Nov. 28, is probable for the upcoming Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 23, trainer Clark Hanna confirmed Saturday. The Lecomte, which carries a $100,000 purse, is the first...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/10/10

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's HALLWAY (Graeme Hall) benefited from a switch in surfaces to land Saturday's $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace S. by a nose over 1-2 favorite Desert Wheat (Wheaton) at Fair Grounds. This initial added-money triumph was long overdue for the six-year-old Louisiana-bred, who had run...

Louisiana Derby Set for National NBC Sports Broadcast on USA

Churchill Downs Incorporated and NBC Sports have announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1. The March 27 Louisiana Derby from Fair Grounds Race Course...

Starlight Racing Comes to Fair Grounds Friday!

Starlight Racing—a new upscale night racing experience with specialty drinks in the trackside Miller Beer Garden chalet, live music by The Wise Guys, world famous charbroiled oysters from Drago’s and more—comes to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the first of three Friday evenings this...

Hallway Defeats Desert Wheat by a Whisker in Dixie Poker Ace

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway and odds-on favorite Desert Wheat both launched late bids in the stretch run of Saturday’s $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes, but it was the overlooked Hallway, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, who proved best by a nose at the wire.