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Stakes Recap: Mardi Gras Stakes

Martin Racing and Morgan Thoroughbred’s Cozze Up Lady played the role of the closing lady in Tuesday’s $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, going from last to first with a powerful stretch run that saw her get up in the last jump to best William Heffner’s Saturday Nthe...

Las Vegas Horseplayer Strikes Gold With $463,219 Black Gold 5 Score

Jack Ninio, a 51-year old horseplayer from Las Vegas, has been playing the races for more than 30 years since being introduced to the sport in college while attending the University of Arizona, and his experience and persistence paid off in the biggest of ways Saturday at Fair Grounds when he held...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 2

IN TODAY'S NOTES: FG's Mardi Gras Stakes Tuesday Comes Up Strong; Single Black Gold 5 Ticket Returns $463,219 Saturday; Sunbean Continues to Impress in Saturday's Star Guitar Stakes This week highlights one of only two Tuesday racing days of the current season at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Stakes Recap: Sunbean Shines in Star Guitar Stakes

Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean proved worthy of the fans who backed him down to 3 to 10 favoritism by drawing off late to a less than fully extended 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes for older accredited Louisiana-breds at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The winner...

Stakes Advance: Mardi Gras Stakes

GOOD DEED GOES FOR REPEAT IN MARDI GRAS STAKES Richard and Bertram Klein’s Good Deed, who came off a six-month layoff to run second in the $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 4, should be well-regarded in the wagering but faces strong competition when she tries...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 27

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Phat Day First Horse This Season to Get Four Wins; Rise Up, Grand Contender Both Doing Well Following Saturday Efforts; Fair Grounds Cancels March 10 Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament; Fair Grounds' New Star Guitar Bar Spotlights Sunbean's Ownership When Maggi Moss’s Phat Day...

Stakes Advance: Star Guitar Stakes

Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean, a winner of his last three straight including a nose tally in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, looms a strong choice when he faces five other older accredited Louisiana-breds in Saturday’s $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes,...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 23

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Risen Star Stakes - The Morning After; Rachel Alexandra Stakes - The Morning After Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday got up by a nose to win Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and on Sunday...

Stakes Recap: Bradester Earns First Stakes Win in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester tracked the pace throughout before edging clear of Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender by 1 ¼ lengthsin the lane to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, stopping the clock in 1:43.80 for the 1 1/16...

Quarter Horse & Exotic Racing

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts the seventh annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet this year, including the return of Exotic animal racing on Aug. 16 with Ostrich and Zebra races. This season’s Quarter Horse meet boasts two additional days of racing bringing the  total to 12 action-...