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Barn Notes: Sunday, December 29

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Gold Hawk Swoops Into Louisiana Derby Picture; Grant Forster Scores Training Double Saturday at Fair Grounds; Apprentice Jockey Ashley Broussard Rides Two Winners Saturday at FG As if posting an early warning to those talented youngsters who will transcend into the coming spring’s...

Jockey Leandro Goncalves Wins Five Saturday at Fair Grounds

Veteran jockey Leandro Goncalves posted the first five-win day by any Fair Grounds jockey this season during Saturday’s 11-race program. Goncalves rode seven races on the card. The Brazilian native won the third race aboard Ten Broeck Farm’s Soft Wind for trainer Grant Forster and a $26.80 win...

Barn Notes: Saturday, December 28

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Richard Eramia Rides Friday Fair Grounds Triple; David Flores Wins Santa Anita's Malibu Before Leaving for Singapore; Army, Sgt. Major Ross Lead Russians' March into FG's Winner's Circle Surely one of the most underrated riders at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is Richard...

Stakes Advance: Louisiana Futurities

Dixie Beat, 'Nurse' Top Louisiana Futurity Divisions Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Dixie Beat, a winner at first asking and a closing third behind the two top choices in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile last time at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, may be a tepid choice in the...

Jack Van Berg to Present Trophy for Jan. 25 Van Berg Stakes, Sign Copies of New Book

Fair Grounds All-Time Winningest Trainer Jack Van Berg to Present Trophy for Jan. 25 Van Berg Stakes, Sign Copies of New Book "Jack, From Grit to Glory" Jack Van Berg, a member of the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame and the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, will return to Fair Grounds & Slots...

Barn Notes: Thursday, December 26

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Louisiana Futurities to be Toasted New Year's Eve; Pre-Christmas Long Shots Monday Might Have Bought Many Gifts; Fair Grounds' Jockey, Trainer Standings Through Monday Five days away on New Year’s Eve, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host the colt and gelding division of...

Barn Notes: Monday, December 23

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Rise Up: A New Inspiration for Andrena Van Doren; Jockey Marcelino Pedroza Has Riding Double During Starlight Racing; Apprentice Ashley Broussard Wins at Fair Grounds for First Time; Tapiture Breezes Half-Mile Sunday in :51.20 When Paul and Andrena Van Doren’s Rise Up won the $1...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 22

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Along Came Jones on Santa Super Saturday; Veteran Jockey David Flores Leaving for Singapore; Another Hernandez Jockey Debuts -- Little Sister Courtney Hopefully, for trainer Larry Jones and his former Governor of Kentucky owner Brereton Jones, the magic of a winter campaign in New...

Stakes Recap: Santa Super Saturday

STAKES RECAP: 'Prayer' Answers for Flores in FG's Tenacious 'Cap; 'Daddy' Catches Speedsters in $75,000 'Buddy' Diliberto Memorial 'Cap; Class Included Tops in $75,000 Blushing K. D. 'Cap; Sum of the Parts Leads All the Way in $75,000 Bonapaw; Albano Tastes Sweet Victory in $60,000 Sugar Bowl...

Barn Notes: Friday, December 20

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Unknown Road Now Likely For Familiar Path at FG; Istanford Impresses in Local Bow Thursday; Jockey Jesse Campbell, Wife Allyson Visit Fair Grounds Thursday Fans in attendance at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday as well as those watching the local simulcast signal...