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Jody Slew Would Be Welcome Addition to Grade III Silverbulletday

Last weekend’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes provided one welcome surprise for the barn of conditioner Bret Calhoun when Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew got up in time t

Ron the Greek: A Rising Star for the Risen Star?

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, who went from worst to first to win Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at a mile and 40 yards with a dominating stretch rally, looks like a horse that will like

Grade III Colonel Bradley 'Cap Lures Condo and Cisco

When Barr Three LLC and Cherrywood Racing’s Princeville Condo rallied outside the leaders to win Fair Grounds’ $60,000 “Buddy” Diliberto Memorial Handicap by a head Dec.

Lecomte-bound Citrus Kid Happy to Be in Louisiana

Local authorities normally frown on attempts to ship Florida citrus to Louisiana, but when it comes to shipping the highly regarded 3-year-old Citrus Kid from South Florida’s Palm Meadows tr

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop arou

Lecomte Notes: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly

Citrus Kid, a regally-bred 3-year-old prospect scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, worked five furlongs handily in 1:00.85 at South

Saturday Stakes Taking Shape

As always, the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ sophomore series that culminates in the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27, will be the headline attraction of this Saturday’s “Ro

HRTV to Air "Fair Grounds After Katrina" Special on Sunday; Lecomte Probables

For the benefit of Fair Grounds’ faithful fans who may have missed it the first time around, HRTV will air a special encore presentation of “Inside Information: Nowhere to Run” this Sunday a

Starlight Racing Hunch Plays for Friday: Boozy, Smarty Party Girl, Pick and Pray

With a warmer weather forecast finally on tap in time for Friday evening in New Orleans, tourists in the Crescent City as well as local residents will get the chance to enjoy other things on tap by

Maximus Ruler Readies for Grade III Lecomte Jan. 23

Don Benge’s Maximus Ruler, the 3-year-old Roman Ruler colt that broke his maiden in a two-turn allowance race at Churchill Downs Nov.