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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

Saturday Notes: Mucho Macho Man Breezes, 13 Expected for La. Derby

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing Stable’s Mucho Macho Man, the hero of Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb.

Monday Notes: FG Oaks-Bound Kathmanblu Favored in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables’ Kathmanblu, clearly best in her most recent start in the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds Feb.
Rosie Napravnik

Sunday Notes: Napravnik On Track to Become FG's First Female Leading Rider

Good morning, New Orleans! Do you know who your leading rider is this winter?

Friday Notes: Gomez Lining Up Mounts for Louisiana Derby Day

Jockey Garrett Gomez might be sitting on the cusp of a memorable afternoon at Fair Grounds during the upcoming Louisiana Derby Day March 26, advised Ron