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Multiple Gr. I Winner Telling Coming for Saturday's Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Telling, winner of the last two renewals of Saratoga’s prestigious Grade I Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap, will journey to New Orleans later this week from his winter home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to shoulder the top impost of 122 pounds in the Grade III Fair Grounds...

Ravi's Song Sings in Pelleteri Stakes

Mrs. Yoshio Fujita’s Ravi’s Song, unhurried early in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds, closed with a crescendo by hitting all the high notes late to be best by a length and a half at the wire. “She made a tremendous late move,” said trainer...

Ravi's Song Sings in Saturday's Pelleteri Stakes

Mrs. Yoshio Fujita’s Ravi’s Song, unhurried early in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds, closed with a crescendo by hitting all the high notes late to be best by a length and a half at the wire.

Forbidden Forest Bests Prime Cut in Friday Feature

Volunteer Racing’s Forbidden Forest outdueled Courtlandt Farms’ Prime Cut by a nose Friday’s $51,000 1 1/16-miles allowance optional claiming feature for 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Trey Agilar, Forbidden Forest made the pace with early splits of 25.15 and 50.31, lost the lead turning...

Friday Notes: 'Bet or No Bet' Game Luring New Fans

It’s only a week away! The third of four Starlight Racing programs to be offered at Fair Grounds this winter is happening Feb. 18 with its special first post set for 5 p.m., but its intention of attracting new fans to the sport of Thoroughbred racing has already been realized – at least for one...

Avie's Tale Heads Saturday's Pelleteri Stakes

Avie’s Tale, heroine of the $58,000 Blushing K D Handicap on New Year’s Day, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 25th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16-miles over the main track. To read the full stakes preview,...

Rileys Monarch Rules Thursday Feature

TK Riley Farms’ Rileys Monarch, void of early foot, commenced a strong rally outside the leaders when set down for the drive in Thursday’s $45,000 optional claiming feature for older accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares at Fair Grounds and proved best by three lengths at the wire. The winner...

Avie's Tale Heads Saturday's Pelleteri Stakes

Ivan Dalos’s Avie’s Tale, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $58,000 Blushing K D Handicap on New Year’s Day when that race was taken off the grass and run on a sloppy main track, has been installed as the lukewarm 3-1 choice for Saturday’s 25th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older...

Belmont Winner Drosselmeyer to Start Season in Feb. 19 Mineshaft at Fair Grounds

WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes but unraced since that victory, is now on schedule to come to New Orleans next week to compete in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 19, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

Belmont Winner Drosselmeyer to Start Season in Feb. 19 Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap

WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes June 5 but unraced since that victory, is now on schedule to come to New Orleans next week to compete in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 19, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Although the son of Distorted Humor has...