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Assistant Trainers

In this day and age of modern Thoroughbred racing there are a number of trainers that are spread out across the country. By that I mean some trainers, like Steve Asmussen, Tom Amoss, Bret Calhoun and Cody Autrey, just to name a few, have divisions of their stables at two or more race tracks....

Lukas Bringing His 'Twos-Turning-Threes' to New Orleans

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas won the Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby in 1996 with Grindstone, who became the only horse since Black Gold in 1924 to accomplish that feat. If there’s another Grindstone in the barn this winter, Fair Grounds fans can look forward to the possibility of seeing...

Lukas Bringing His 'Twos-Turning-Threes' to New Orleans

Hall of Fame trainer Wayne Lukas, who has 30 stalls at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite, entered two Marylou Whitney homebred fillies for Thursday’s traditional Thanksgiving Day program—Bootless in the second race and Miner...

Jays Wildcat Wins Sunday's Juvenile Prep

Harris Hughey’s Jays Wildcat pressed the pace briefly before taking command leaving the backstretch and then drew off late for a 1 1/2-length score in Sunday’s feature at Fair Grounds – a prep race for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Dec. 12. The winner, a 2-year-old...

Can Tempo Five Trump Thursday's Thanksgiving 'Cap Rivals?

Euroears vs. Sok Sok.  Is Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap a two-horse race? New Orleans native Tom Amoss, Fair Grounds nine-time trainer champion and the conditioner who will saddle Hunter Run Stable’s Tempo Five in Thursday’s Turkey Day feature, was asked...

Euroears Seeks Return to Glory, Sok Sok Seeks Repeat on Thanksgiving Day

Intriguing Euroears, easily the most consistent quality Thoroughbred to race during the Fair Grounds season two years ago, seeks a return to that glory in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Handicap. Savorthetime Stables’ Sok Sok, winner of last year’s Thanksgiving Handicap, is capable of providing strong...

Euroears Seeks Return to Glory, Sok Sok Seeks Repeat in Thanksgiving Handicap

Intriguing Euroears, easily the most consistent quality Thoroughbred to race during the Fair Grounds season two years ago, seeks a return to that glory in Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ tradition-rich $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap. Owned by James and Marilyn Helzer and trained by Bret...

Sheza Sexy A.P. Wins Saturday Feature in Prep for Lassie

Tri-Star Racing’s Sheza Sexy A.P., never far back, responded to the urging of jockey Jamie Theriot when set down for the drive to win Saturday’s six-furlong prep for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie at Fair Grounds on Dec. 12 by a half-length. Trained by Wes Hawley, who was...

The Lucky Charm

Everybody has heard of Ukranian comedian Yakov Smirnoff. One of his famous quotes is about this country and what it has to offer. He's often heard saying, "America - what a country". I know someone, right here at the Fair Grounds, that most defintely feels the same way. Jockey James...

Lite the Cigar Lites Up Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Lite the Cigar made or forced the pace throughout Friday’s Fair Grounds grass feature before earning a three-quarter-length score in the prep for the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf Dec. 12. Ridden by Jesse Campbell and trained by Jim Hudson, the 4-year-old...