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Louisiana Derby Early Bird Noms Due Dec. 14

Early Bird nominations for the March 27 Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana Derby Presented by Miller Lite close Dec. 14. Any horse that starts in both the Risen Star and the Louisiana Derby and finishes among the top three in either race will have its $25,000 starting fee waived for the Kentucky Derby.

Louisiana Derby Early Bird Noms Due Dec. 14

Early Bird nominations for the March 27 Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana Derby Presented by Miller Lite close Dec. 14. A nomination to the Louisiana Derby also serves as a nomination to the first two races in the Road to the Derby series, the Grade III, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 20 and the...

Evolutionist Emerges as Expected with Woodchopper Win

Odds-on Evolutionist, owned by the Kinsman Farm of George M. Steinbrenner III and conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was allowed to settle behind the longshot pacesetter Marquee Event, took command from that one inside the furlong grounds and then drew clear for a 2 1/2-length tally in...

Evolutionist Emerges as Expected with Woodchopper Win

Odds-on Evolutionist, owned by the Kinsman Farm of George M. Steinbrenner III and conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was allowed to settle behind the longshot pacesetter Marquee Event, took command from that one inside the furlong grounds and then drew clear for a 2 1/2-length tally in...

The Right Person For The Job

I'm sure you've heard many times the race track is a unique place. I like to refer to it as a city within a city. By that, I mean you could build a 20 foot wall around the perimeter of the race track property and everybody inside those walls could actually survive with little or no contact with...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...

Rachel Alexandra Arrives at Fair Grounds

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra arrived at her winter base, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, without incident late Friday afternoon. The possible Horse of the Year traveled from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans aboard a Sallee Horse Vans trailer...

Rachel Alexandra Arrives at Fair Grounds

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra arrived at her winter base, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, without incident late Friday afternoon. The possible Horse of the Year traveled from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans aboard a Sallee Horse Vans trailer...

A She's Adorable Wins Friday's Feature

Philip Maas’ A She’s Adorable pressed the pace, took command in mid-stretch and then drew clear for a three-length win in Friday’s Fair Grounds feature – a $45,000 allowance test restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares. Ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. and trained by Mike Stidham, A...