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Saturday is Road to the Derby Kickoff Day!

New to the races or looking for details on specials and promotions? Click the headline above for a quick summary of everything you need to know about Saturday’s big day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, featuring 3-year-olds on the Road to the Derby in the Lecomte Stakes, plus five other...

Saturday is Road to the Derby Kickoff Day!

Here's a summary of everything you need to know about Saturday’s big day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. What the heck is going on Saturday?It’s the 66th annual running of the Lecomte Stakes, the first of three major races at Fair Grounds that help determine which top 3-year-old...

Early First Post on Super Sunday at 11:30 am CST

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has moved up first post for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, to 11:30 a.m. CST. The nine-race program will end by 3:30 p.m. CST, giving local Who Dats plenty of time to enjoy the races before settling in for the biggest football game in New Orleans Saints history....

Lecomte News: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly Breeze

Three-year-old Maximus Ruler, the morning line 4-1 second choice for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes, drilled four furlongs in :48 2/5 on Tuesday morning with Francisco Torres up.  Trainer Clark Hanna likes what he has seen from Maximus Ruler in recent weeks and expects a good effort in the...

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop around the Fair Grounds course Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap as part of the...

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop around the Fair Grounds course Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap as part of the...

Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On

The action here last week was fast and furious in more ways then one. We're at the halfway point of the season, we had our first "Starlight" Friday night racing program and the Eclipse Award winners were announced on Monday night. Where should I start this blog,  First things first, cuz...

Lecomte Notes: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly

Citrus Kid, a regally-bred 3-year-old prospect scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, worked five furlongs handily in 1:00.85 at South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center Tuesday morning before leaving for New Orleans later in the day to...

Five Other Stakes Add Depth to Featured Lecomte on Saturday

Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Cool Bullet faces 10 sophomore rivals, including a pair of invading 3-year-old stakes winners based on the East Coast, in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Lecomte Stakes – a race which serves as Fair Grounds’ early test leading to 2010’s upcoming Grade II, $750,000 Louisiana...

Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the Feb. 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter and...