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Barn Notes: Sunday, February 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Ria Antonia Back on Track for Rachel Alexandra; Lecomte Winner Vicar's In Trouble Works Sunday for Risen Star Stakes; Post Time Change to 1:25 p.m. Beginning Thursday Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing’s 2013 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia appears to be...

Stakes Advance: South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes

Katie's Eyes Focused on Friday's Stakes Race at FG Ike and Dawn Thrash and Sam and Janet Alley’sKatie’s Eyes, a competitive third beaten a length and a half in her career debut Dec. 29, should rule the choice off that outing when she faces five sophomore rivals of both sexes in Friday’s 20th...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 7

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Risen Star Field at 10 on Friday With More to Come; Five Fillies Likely for Rachel Alexandra Stakes as of Friday; Fair Grounds Post Time Moves to 1:25 p.m. Beginning February 13 NEW ORLEANS (Friday, February 7, 2014) –As of Friday morning, with 15 days to go until Louisiana Derby...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 6

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Commanding Curve Head to Grade II Risen Star; Albano, Divine Beauty Get Monday Breezes for Feb. 22 Assignments; Monkeys Riding Sheep Dogs Preview in FG Paddock Thursday Morning West Point Thoroughbreds’Commanding Curve, a quickly-developing 3-year-old ridgling trained by Dallas...

NEWS RELEASE: Fair Grounds to Move First Post to 1:25pm Daily Starting February 13

Effective Thursday, February 13, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will move scheduled first post for all cards slated for a 1 p.m. start to 1:25 p.m. Three live racing dates with special post times will remain unaffected by the change: Louisiana Derby Preview Day, February 22, 12:30 p.m.,...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 5

IN TODAY'S NOTES: The 'Can Man' Can, Does, and Did in Crescent City; Ria Antonia's Fair Grounds Future Still Undecided Wednesday Morning These days, he’s known around the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as “Can Man,” and in his younger years as a New Orleans club fighter he was...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 2

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Jockey Leandro Goncalves Working Way to Top; Trainer Tom Amoss Preparing Rise Up for Grade II Risen Star Feb. 22 As of the beginning of February, jockey Leandro Goncalves (pronounced gon-SALV-es) was still the only rider at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this season that...

Stakes Recaps: Happy Ticket Stakes & Battle of New Orleans

Kiss to Remember Best in Battle of New Orleans; Warm Breeze Wires FG's Happy Ticket Stakes Maggi Moss’sKiss to Remember prompted the pace, gained the advantage in upper stretch and drew off late for a 4 ¼-length score in Saturday’s first renewal of the $60,000 Battle of New Orleans at Fair Grounds...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 31

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Quick Indian Could Be Going in Grade II Risen Star; Xtra Luck Another Possibility for FG's $400,000 Risen Star; Fair Grounds Friday Work Tab Unusually Light Daniel Lynch and Merrill Scherer’s Quick Indian, one length the best in an allowance and $50,000 optional claiming mile and...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 30

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Larry Jones Taking Lost Training Days in Stride; Ria Antonia on Ever-Tightening Schedule for Either 'Rachel' or 'Risen'; Fair Grounds Jockey, Trainer Standings at Half-Way Mark of FG Season NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, January 30, 2014) –As of Thursday morning, with Brereton Jones’s...