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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.

Security's Thompson Part of HRTV's Eclipse Award Runner-Up Feature

As high profile horse trainers in addition to being natives of New Orleans, Tom Amoss and Al Stall Jr. have long become accustomed to microphones and TV lights, and as such they were

Daddy Forty Nine, Walking the Beach Will Look for Allowance Spot

Three-year-olds Daddy Forty Nine and Walking the Beach are unlikely to move on to the Jan.

Stay Put May Await Risen Star if 'Bullet' Fires at Lecomte

Trainer Steve Margolis and his tight-knit crew were awarded “Barn of the Month” honors Saturday at Fair Grounds, but after Sunday’s 10th race Margolis also became “man of the hour” when his

McCarthy Propels WLKY-TV to Eclipse Award

Owner-trainer Tom McCarthy brought last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters to New Orleans this winter to run in Fair Grounds’ trio of stakes for older horses.

Buddy D 'Cap Brings Focus to Upcoming Turf Stakes

Fair Grounds’ famous trio of graded grass stakes appears a lot greener in 2010 due to the strategic repositioning of the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap for the day after Christmas in 2009.

General Quarters Preparing for Battle of New Orleans 'Cap

General Quarters’ owner-trainer Tom McCarthy reported for duty early at Fair Grounds’ Barn 35 Sunday morning to check on his Blue Grass Stakes winner who returned to competition Satur

La Derby Early Bird Nom Reminder and Santa Super Saturday Probables

A year and a day after Fair Grounds cancelled a racing program due to a rare snowfall in New Orleans, the Crescent City’s 2009 Louisiana Champions Day program was aborted midway through its 19th ru

Heiligbrodts to Enjoy Louisiana Champions Day

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt – last season’s Fair Grounds owner champions – were on their way from their home in Houston, Texas, to New Orleans when reached by cell phone en route Friday mor

Fair Grounds Hosts 19th Louisiana Champions Day Saturday

Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar and Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm will each be going for their third wins on a Louisiana Champions Day program at Fair Grounds this Saturday – and if b