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Wilkinson Possible for Risen Star Stakes

Trainer Neil Howard, in the midst of a banner winter season at Fair Grounds where he is batting over .300 in trips to the winner’s circle from a modest number of starters, updated

Sunday Notes: Pants On Fire Gets Palm Meadows Breeze

George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire, who finished second by a neck in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan.

Friday Notes: Decisive Moment to Join Risen Star Fray

Just For Fun Stable’s Decisive Moment, who won Delta Downs’ $250,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes by 3 1/2-lengths at last asking Jan.

Monday Notes: What's In a Name for Machen?

Trainer Neil Howard reported all was well with Courtlandt Farm’s Machen Monday morning, one day after his latest promising 3-year-old tallied by five lengths in Su

Sunday Notes: Lanerie Two Away From 3,000 Wins Entering Sunday

Following a riding triple Saturday, jockey Corey Lanerie is now two wins shy of the coveted 3,000-career win milestone entering Sunday’s 10-race program at Fair Grounds.

Friday Notes: Lanerie Approaching 3,000 Wins

Jockey Corey Lanerie, 36, a Louisiana native born and raised in Lafayette, scored a riding triple at Fair Grounds Thursday and was seven wins away from the 3,000-career win

Monday Notes: Napravnik Ties for Lead in Jockey Standings

Following two successive riding triples Saturday and Sunday, jockey Rosie Napravnik has tied Richard Eramia for the lead with 42 wins apiece in the Fair Grounds jo

Sunday Notes: Howard Honing Wilkinson's Skills With Patience

Trainer Neil Howard was his usual modest self when accepting congratulations back at his Fair Grounds barn Sunday morning, one day after his latest star sophomore Wilkinson

Friday Notes: Saturday's Silverbulletday Attracts Margolis Pair

A year ago at this time, trainer Steve Margolis  was juggling the campaigns of two talented 3-year-old colts, Winmore LLC’s Cool Bullet and Richard, Bertram a

Thursday Notes: Country Flavor Appetizing in Louisiana Handicap

Jim Tafel’s Country Flavor won Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Tenacious Handicap last month at 11-1 odds, last spring’s Grade III Hanshin Cup at Arlington Park at 21-1, and