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Calliope Jane Wins Friday Feature

Circustown Stables’ Calliope Jane, always among the leaders, continued willingly when set down for the drive to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $43,000 six-furlong feature for accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Jamie Theriot,...

Borel to be Honored at March 25 Hartack Gala

Each year the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation hosts an Award Ceremony to honor the Kentucky Derby’s winning jockey. This year’s recipient, Louisiana native and two-time Kentucky Derby winner, Calvin Borel, will be recognized at the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation Reception and Award Ceremony...

Rachel Alexandra Times-Picayune's Headline Attraction Friday

As Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra nears her first start of the year in Fair Grounds’ inaugural running of the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies – now just about a fortnight away on March 13 – the “buzz” she is creating in the more general sports world increases by the day. Peter Finney, longtime...

Tizaqueena Tops Saturday's Lacombe Memorial

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, heroine of the Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs last spring, will make her first start of the year when she heads a field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s third running of the $60,000 Allen LaCombe Memorial Handicap at...

Brisnet Fair Grounds and Kentucky Derby notes 2/26/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT FEBRUARY 25, 2010 by James Scully In a busy weekend with many Kentucky Derby (G1) storylines, two stood out for this observer: ESKENDEREYA's (Giant's Causeway) spectacular victory in the Fountain of Youth S. (G2), and DUBLIN's (Afleet Alex) excellent runner-up effort in the...

Saints Fans Register a Saintly Thoroughbred Filly

Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown, which recognizes her sire Leestown and the white marking on her head that resembles the Saints’ fleur-de-lis logo.

Saints Fans Register a Saintly Thoroughbred Filly

Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown, which recognizes her sire Leestown and the white marking on her head that resembles the Saints’ fleur-de-lis logo. The...

Tizaqueena Tops Saturday's Lacombe Memorial 'Cap

Darley Stable’s Tizaqueena, heroine of the Grade II Distaff Turf Mile on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs last spring, will make her first start of the year when she heads a field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s third running of the $60,000 Allen LaCombe Memorial Handicap at...

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

I must admit that the day they were teaching us about Einstein's Theory of Relativity in school, I wasn't paying attention (I was probably reading the Racing Form). To tell you the truth, I wouldn't know the difference between Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The...

Rachel Alexandra Up to Six Furlongs in Wednesday Morning's Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her farthest workout yet Wednesday in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, breezing a businesslike six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard.