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Star Guitar and War Echo Win Big on Santa Super Saturday

Santa Super Saturday featured Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar becoming the fourth horse in history to win three Louisiana Champions Day races with a sublime victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, the richest race of the day, and 3-year-old filly War Echo taking the inaugural running...

Star Guitar, War Echo Win Big on Santa Super Saturday

Santa Super Saturday’s expanded 13-race program at Fair Grounds this weekend featured Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar becoming the fourth horse in history to win three Louisiana Champions Day races with a sublime victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, the richest race of the day....

Santa Super Saturday a Stakes Smorgasbord

The inaugural $100,000 Daily Racing Form Distaff is one of five stakes originally packaged as part of the coming weekend’s Santa Super Saturday program. However, Santa Super Saturday has now mushroomed to a nine-stakes race program to include the four stakes races postponed when last weekend’s...

Santa Super Saturday Preview with Jill Byrne

Click the headline above for a video preview of Santa Super Saturday by Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne. Santa Super Saturday features nine stakes on a 13-race card with first post at noon CST. The stakes action includes the inaugural $100,000 Daily Racing Form Distaff with War Echo, as well as...

Promising Filly Bella Medaglia Wins Friday Feature

Coteau Grove Farms’ Bella Medaglia proved herself to be an good candidate for gold medal stardom in Fair Grounds’ upcoming series for 3-year-old fillies later in the season when she came from off the pace to be best by three lengths when facing seven well-bred 2-year-old maiden rivals in Friday’s $...

Bonapaw Now an Old Friend

Fair Grounds guests who love horses as animals as much as they appreciate horses as athletes might want to make their way down to the winner’s circle after the fifth race on Santa Super Saturday to salute Michael Blowen when he presents the trophy after Saturday’s fourth running of the $60,000...

I Wanna Rock (and Roll)

Every season one local watering hole becomes the place to hang-out and unwind after the races. It usually starts out with a few people meeting after the races and attendance gradually increases each week. This season, the place to be after the races on Sunday is Salvatore's Ristorante in Metairie....

Brisnet Nuggets for Fair Grounds on Friday.

Brisnet Ultimate PP Stats for Fair Grounds Friday.   Race 1: #7 DON’T SHOOT – Trainer Neil Howard has won with 3 of his last 6 (+1.50 ROI) runners that have been placed in a claiming race for the first time. Is top on Average Class Last 3 and Average Competitive Level (ACL).   Race 2: #2 ACTION...

Country Day Wins by a Country Mile in Thursday Feature

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Country Day broke in stride to make the pace and increased the margin rapidly in the late stages to win Thursday’s $47,000 five and a half-furlong Fair Grounds feature by six lengths. Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan and trained by Steve Margolis, who was recording his...

Nine Stakes on Santa Super Saturday

This weekend’s Santa Super Saturday program at Fair Grounds – originally scheduled as a five-stakes-race package – gets four more gifts already wrapped under its tree when the four stakes cancelled from last Saturday’s Louisiana Champions Day are to be run as originally drawn. Saturday’s expanded...