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Stakes Recaps: Silverbulletday Stakes & Marie Krantz Memorial

Unbridled Forever Wins FG's Silverbulletday; Eden Prairie Rules Marie Krantz Memorial 'Cap Charles Fipke’s’sUnbridled Forever, always well placed, commenced a strong rally in the final furlong and was up to be clearly best by a 1 ½-lengths in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes for 3-year-old...

Vicar's In Trouble Wins Grade III Lecomte

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’sLouisiana-bred Vicar’s in Trouble, a well-regarded second choice in the wagering in Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes on Road to the Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, became the first Louisiana-bred horse since One Tough Cat in 1987 to win the first leg of a...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Colonel E. R. Bradley & Louisiana Handicap

Daddy Nose Best Outranks Rivals in Col. Bradley; Fordubai Upsets FG's $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Cathy and Bob Zollars’ favored Daddy Nose Best, unhurried early and without racing room, launched a bold bid once clear when set down for the drive and was up to best Diamond Racing et al.’s Adios...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 17

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Stringing Along With String King in Col. Bradley; Fair Grounds Jockey, Trainer Standings Through Thursday As always, the focus will be on the 3-year-olds during Saturday’s Road to the Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but guests of the local oval and Fair Grounds...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Danny Pish Readies Pair of Lecomte Longshots; Grade III Lecomte Awards Points as Road to the Kentucky Derby Race; Fair Grounds Tops Nation With Highest Carryover of $115,312 Thursday Why would a trainer ship two 3-year-olds into New Orleans with such unorthodox past performances...

Stakes Advance: Col. E. R. Bradly, Louisiana Handicap, Krantz Memorial

String King Meets 'Daddy Nose' in Col. Bradley 'Cap; Prayer For Relief Heads $100,000 Louisiana 'Cap Charles Craig Smith’sString King, runner-up in last year’s renewal of Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Stakes over the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will...

Stakes Advance: Silverbulletday Stakes

Divine Beauty, 'Forever' Face Off in Silverbulletday Brereton C. Jones’s Divine Beauty, heroine of the $60,000 Letellier Memorial here Dec. 21, and Charles Fipke’s Unbridled Forever, who broke her maiden by 5 ¼ lengths at Churchill Nov. 30 and is a daughter of Horton Stable et al.’s 2006 Kentucky...

Stakes Advance: Lecomte Stakes

Albano, Gold Hawk to Vie in FG's Grade III Lecomte Brereton C. Jones’sAlbano, the latest Larry Jones-trained sophomore with designs on a Triple Crown campaign later this spring, and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gold Hawk, expected to fulfill a similar role for trainer Steve Asmussen, may vie for...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 12

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Works for Saturday's GIII Lecomte; Stewart Breezes Unbridled Forever Prior to Saturday's Silverbulletday; Fair Grounds Tops Nation With Highest Carryover Pool ($105,115) Sunday Windy Hill Farm’s Smarty Echo worked a half-mile in company Sunday morningin preparation...

Stakes Recap: Costa Rising Stakes

Heitai Rises Again in Costa Rising at Fair Grounds Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai, cleverly ridden by Diego Saenz once again, teamed up to use the same tactics they did four weeks ago in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes for Louisiana-breds by...