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Havre de Grace Likely for New Orleans Ladies

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace is likely to make her 2012 debut in the March 17 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, owner Rick Porter

Country Day, Chamberlain Bridge Renew Rivalry in Saturday's Colonel Power

This Saturday, when Fair Grounds hosts its final local preps for this season’s $1 million Louisiana Derby, $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, $400,000 New Orleans

Wednesday Notes: Preview Day Shippers Arrive in Good Order

All the out-of-town shippers invading New Orleans in advance of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford had arrived without incident in New Orleans by mid

Pants On Fire, 'Macho Man' Kentucky Derby-Bound

For want of a shoe, the race might have been lost, or at least that’s the way Kathy Ritvo, trainer of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing’s Mucho Macho Man

Thursday Notes: The 'Big' Horse, Mucho Macho Man, is Back in Town

Mucho Macho Man, hero of Fair Grounds’ $350,000 Risen Star Stakes a little less than five weeks ago and the strong favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby

Albarado to Return in Time for Final Weekend of Meet

Louisiana native jockey Robby Albarado, the only rider in Fair Grounds history to have captured seven riding titles at the nation’s third-oldest race course, will return to the sad

Giant Oak a Different Horse From Last Fair Grounds Visit

Shaun Bridgmohan describes Giant Oak’s old running style as that of “a big, playful kid who never really had his mind on what he was supposed to be doing.” There a

Elite Alex Will Take to Long Louisiana Derby Stretch

Conditioner Tim Ritchey, who will turn 60-years-old on Preakness Day this May, began riding horses as a 3-year-old on his uncle’s farm near Pittsburgh and went on to spend some tim