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Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 19

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Vicar's In Trouble, 'Shanon,' 'Kitten' All Set to Go; Pletcher's Band Arriving Thursday for Louisiana Derby Preview Day Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble, who galloped home 6 ¾-lengths in front of his nearest rival in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair...

Stakes Advances: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Bayou Handicap

Daddy Nose Best Goes for Three in Fair Grounds 'Cap; Eden Prairie Seeks Hat Trick in Saturday's $60,000 Bayou Handicap; All-Stakes Pick-4 Offered on Races 8-11 on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, who bested Diamond Racing et al.’s Adios Nardo by a neck in the...

Stakes Advance: Fordubai Faces Stronger Field in Grade III Mineshaft Handicap

Jim Tafel’sFordubai, who captured the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, is expected to face a stiffer challenge when he takes on eight other older horses in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap during  the local oval’s Louisiana Derby Preview...

Stakes Advance: Ria Antonia Looms Large in Grade III Rachel Alexandra

Ria Antonia Looms Large in Rachel Alexandra Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing’sRia Antonia, adjudged winner of Santa Anita’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November 2, can be expected to loom the strong choice when she makes her 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel...

Stakes Advance: Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field

Vicar's In Trouble Heads Overflow Risen Star Field Ken and Sarah Ramsey’sVicar’s in Trouble, dominant 6 ¾- length hero of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 18, may be a slight choice in the wagering when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Larry Jones's Fillies Both Out of Rachel Alexandra; Joe Sharp Proving to be Valuable Assistant for Trainer Miker Maker Brereton Jones’s Divine Beauty and Fox Hill Farms’ Cassatt will not run in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra, trainer Larry Jones advised Sunday morning...

Stakes Recaps: Gentilly Stakes & Sarah Lane's Oates

Artist Cry Wins Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes at FG; B and B's Pulpit Noses Out You've Got a Friend in FG's Gentilly Stakes Danny Brown and Wesley Hawley’s Artist Cry, void of early foot, launched a bold bid on the extreme outside in the late stages of Saturday’s $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes...

Stakes Recap: South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes

Katie's Eyes Wins S. Mississippi Owners/Breeders Ike and Dawn Thrash and Sam and Janet Alley’sKatie’s Eyes is a maiden no more after winning Friday’s 20th anniversary edition of the $40,000 South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes on Valentine’s Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. After...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 14

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Rachel Alexandra's Full Sister Debuts Sunday at FG; Early Look at Fair Grounds' Grade III Mineshaft 'Cap Probable Starters; Early Look at Fair Grounds' Grade III Mervin Muniz Memorial 'Cap Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is set to make...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 13

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Pletcher Plans for Louisiana Derby Preview Day; Risen Star Prospect Hoppertunity Records Monday Move at Santa Anita; Rachel Alexandra Stakes Coming Up Strong as Fair Grounds Oaks Previw; Reminder: Upcoming Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10 Ubiquitous Eclipse Award-winning...