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Noble's Promise, Piscitelli, Dublin, Backtalk Among La. Derby Early Bird Noms

New Year’s Day in New Orleans means more than cabbage and black-eyed peas. It also marks the official birthday of all registered Thoroughbred racehorses, including the newly turned 3-year-olds eligible for the Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana Derby on March 27 and, ultimately, the Kentucky Derby at...

Tears of Jupiter Wins New Year's Day Feature

Tears of Jupiter, owned by Media Thoroughbred Group and trained by Eric Heitzmann, benefited from a patient, late-charging ride by jockey Curt Bourque to win Friday’s $45,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds, contested at about five and a half furlongs over a Stall-Wilson turf course rated “good...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes.

Multiple stakes heroine MUCH OBLIGED (Kingmambo) highlights a field of 12 fillies and mares in Saturday's $60,000 Furl Sail H. at Fair Grounds. A half-length winner of the Blushing K. D. H. in her last outing, the Malcolm Pierce-trained mare has captured three of her last four starts, with the...

Live Chats Every Race Day from Brisnet

Get more Fair Grounds handicapping information direct from the experts and share your opinions, too, in daily Live Chats hosted by the analysts at Brisnet. The chats begin every live racing day a half-hour before first post and continue until after the final race. TODAY'S CHAT FEATURES THE WIZARD....

Much Obliged Strong Choice in Saturday's Furl Sail

Much Obliged, winner of the Blushing K. D. Handicap on opening day, looms as a strong 8-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap. Click the headline to read more, or click here to watch Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne's preview.

Red Rally and The Rumor's True Win Divisions of Louisiana Futurity

Red Rally  broke in full stride to make all the pace and increased the margin to six lengths at the wire when winning Thursday’s colts and gelding division of Fair Grounds’ $109,445 Louisiana Futurity as the 3-10 fan favorite. In the filly division of Thursday’s $111,145 Louisiana Futurity, The...

Much Obliged Strong Choice in Saturday's Furl Sail

Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged, odds-on winner of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap on opening day Nov. 6, looms as a strong 8-5 morning line choice once again when she heads a field of 11 grass-favoring fillies and mares – including an entry – in Saturday’s 37th renewal of the $60,000...

Red Rally and The Rumor's True Win Divisions of Louisiana Futurity

Dan Lynch, Ken Sentel and Merrill Scherer’s Red Rally  broke in full stride to make all the pace and increased the margin to six lengths at the wire when winning Thursday’s colts and gelding division of Fair Grounds’ $109,445 Louisiana Futurity as the 3-10 fan favorite. “I couldn’t believe he got...

New Years Resolutions

I love New Years resolutions. Everybody has good intentions and makes them, but nobody can keep them. No matter how hard you try, it is virtually impossible to follow through on a New Years resolution. How many times have you made the resolution to lose weight and wind-up gaining 15 pounds by Mardi...

Workin for Hops Wins Monday Feature

Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops, away alertly and quickly in command, relinquished the lead in the run down the backstretch but rallied strongly in the lane to capture Monday’s $45,000 optional claiming grass feature for 2-year-olds by 4 1/2-lengths. The winner, trained by Michael Stidham and...