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Barn Notes: Sunday, February 8

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES:*LOCAL TRAINER JOE SHARP WINS FIRST STAKES*INTERNATIONAL STAR WORKS, ON TARGET FOR RISEN STAR*BLUFF HIGHLY REGARDED BY CONNECTIONS*KNIGHTS NATION TO MINESHAFT OR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP*WIRELESS FUTURE HAS NEW OPTIONS LOCAL TRAINER JOE SHARP WINS FIRST STAKESFair...

Barn Notes: Saturday, February 7

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: IMPERIA TEAM LOOKING FORWARD TO FAIR GROUNDS INVASION; WEST COAST BELLE SERVES NOTICE; DELAUNAY SETS TAB ABLAZE; HARD ACES PROBABLE, ALBANA POSSIBLE FOR MINESHAFT; GOLDEN SOUL TRAINING FORWARDLY FOR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP; CONTROL STAKE LIKELY TO STAY SHORT; HIGHLY REGARDED...

Follow the Road to Louisiana Derby Day

Written by Michael Adolphson @AdolphsonRacing, Fair Grounds Focus: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 is a weekly roundup of the equine athletes based at the New Orleans oval – as well as those from out of town – competing in the four major divisions that culminate with the...

FAIR GROUNDS FOCUS: Road to Louisiana Derby Day 2015 - Vol. 3

@AdolphsonRacing 3-YEAR-OLDS: IMPERIA JOINS THE FRAYThe powerhouse Godolphin Racing stable is bringing a colt with blood as blue as his owner’s silks in IMPERIA (above) for the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 21, according to reports by the Daily Racing Form.  A son of classic-...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 5

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES:*NORMANDY INVASION RETURNS TO TRAINING*POSITIVE SIDE NEAR SEASONAL DEBUT*FOUR GRADED STAKES WINNERS IN SALTY SATURDAY ALLOWANCE*DIVINE DAWN RETURNS SUNDAY IN POSSIBLE LACOMBE PREP              ...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 4

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES: *TEXAS RED 'ALL GOOD,' RISEN STAR NEXT*COUP DE GRACE RETURNS WITH BULLET*STREET SPICE TO LSU FOR BONE SCAN*EXODUS LIKELY TO STAY SHORT FOR NOW                    ...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 1

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES: HAPPY TO GO AIMS FOR LACOMBE; THURSDAY ALLOWANCE A BLACK GOLD REHEARSAL; BLUFF HAS RISEN STAR ON RADAR; LA TIA BULLETS, SHIPS TO CALIFORNIA MONDAY FOR BUENA VISTA HAPPY TO GO AIMS FOR LACOMBERaul Bahena’s Happy to Go has exited her second-place finish in last week...

Barn Notes: Saturday, January 31

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: FOREVER UNBRIDLED DRILLS A BULLET FOR RACHEL ALEXANDRA; HIGHBALL POSSIBLE FOR FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP; SUNBEAN BACK FROM SHORT BREAK, DELTA-BOUND FOREVER UNBRIDLED DRILLS A BULLET FOR RACHEL ALEXANDRA             Charles...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 30

GANTRY LIKELY TO RETIREEleven-time winner and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots darling Gantry (above) is likely to be retired, according to conditioner Ron Faucheux.  The 8-year-old gelded son of Pulpit was last seen winning a 5½-furlong turf allowance at the New Orleans oval on Dec. 11....

Fair Grounds to Host “Rosie Day” to Honor Jockey Napravnik February 21

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will hold a special celebration for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik on February 21. “Rosie Day” will coincide, fittingly, with Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford, a day on which Napravnik captured three editions of the Grade III...