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Sunday Notes: Mucho Macho Man Breezes Half at GP Saturday

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing’s Mucho Macho Man, hero of Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes on Louisiana Derby Preview Day, breezed a

Wilkinson, Machen On Track for Louisiana Derby

During training hours Friday morning at Fair Grounds, conditioner Neil Howard reported all systems still “on go” for appearances by the talented sophomore duo of Gaillardia Racing’

Monday Notes: Jacinto Back in Action

Jockey John Jacinto, sidelined by a broken wrist suffered during training hours at Fair Grounds on Dec. 2, visited the winner’s circle for the first time since his injury on Feb.

Sunday Notes: McPeek Says Kathmanblu, Rogue Romance Returning for March 26 Stakes

Trainer Ken McPeek, who saddled Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables’ Kathmanblu to win Fair Grounds’ Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes Feb

Mena Four Wins Shy of 1,000 Entering Friday

After riding five winners on Monday, jockey Miguel Mena remained four wins shy of the 1,000-career win milestone entering Friday’s racing program.

Monday Notes: McPeek Pondering Another FG Invasion

Trainer Kenny McPeek pulled off another successful New Orleans invasion during last Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day, winning the Grade III Rachel

Sunday Notes: Mucho Macho Man in Fine Fettle

Trainer Kathy Ritvo was ebullient during training hours Sunday morning at Fair Grounds, and with good reason.

Telling Traveling Friday for Saturday's Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Telling, winner of Saratoga’s Grade I Sword Dancer Invitational the last two summers, was traveling Friday when Metzi Hobby

Thursday Notes: Mucho Macho Man Relaxing in Big Easy Leading Up to Saturday's Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Trainer Kathy Ritvo was all smiles Thursday while being chauffeured around the Fair Grounds backstretch in a golf cart shortly after her Risen Star runner

Wednesday Notes: Campbell's Super Derby Was Mmm Mmm Good

It’s amazing what a Super Derby victory can do, especially if you are Fair Grounds-based jockey Jesse Campbell and you’re going to get to ride Adele Dilschneider’s