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Friday Notes: Jesse Campbell's FG Meet

Although jockey Jesse Campbell endured a slower-than-usual beginning to his 2011-2012 winter season at Fair Grounds, he certainly ended it on a high note by capturing last Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap with an upset win aboard Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft for trainer Austin Smith....

Rosie Wins Four Thursday, Including Feautre On Little Polka Dot

Maggi Moss’s Little Polka Dot, always among the leaders, engaged Daniel Family Farms’ Skipping Town throughout the final furlong of Thursday’s $45,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming feature – restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares over the Stall-Wilson turf course – and...

Fair Grounds Has Plenty Left for Home Stretch

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has saved plenty of action for the home stretch of its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season, with the biggest stakes and best parties still to come in the meet’s final five weeks. Highlights include the 2012 debut of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace in the March...

Little Ms Protocol Heads Saturday's Sarah Lane's Oates

Coteau Grove Farms’ Little Ms Protocol, heroine of Delta’s $125,000 Louisiana Premier Night Starlet Stakes at last asking Feb. 4, has been installed as the solid 9-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s Fair Grounds headliner – the 10th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes....
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Into the Stretch at Fair Grounds...

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has saved plenty of action for the home stretch of its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season, with the biggest stakes and best parties still to come in the meet’s final five weeks. Highlights include the 2012 debut of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace in the March 17...

Wednesday Notes: Jermaine Bridgmohan Scores His First FG Hat Trick

Jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan, who elected to hang his tack full-time in New Orleans for the first time this winter, won one-third of Sunday’s Fair Grounds races by scoring a riding triple during the nine-race afternoon. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Bridgmohan won Sunday’s second race aboard JRita...

Travel Advisory Flies Home in Sunday Feature

  TK Stables’ Travel Advisory challenged for command after being set down for the drive in Sunday’s $49,000 allowance and $50,000 optional claiming grass test at Fair Grounds, drew off quickly and then completed his run with a 1 3/4-length victory under intermittent urging. The winner,...

Sun. Notes: Havre de Grace, Jones 3YOs, Summer Applause and more

Fox Hill Farms’ reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 flat Sunday morning at Fair Grounds with regular exercise rider Jen Brasser in the irons. Once again stepping on the track as the first work horse of the morning, Havre de Grace was clocked with splits of...

Summer Applause Rowsing in Rachel Alexandra

Gillian Campbell et al.’s Summer Applause got rave reviews from her rider Robby Albarado after she proved clearly best in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes as the final prep for the upcoming $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks March 31. “(Summer Applause) was a great ride from the start to the...

Louisiana Derby Preview Day Quotes

Race 11-Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles, 39th running Jockey Javier Castellano (El Padrino, winner): “You know I thought it not a big deal (the brushing in the stretch). Before the wire, we were real tight. We never had big contact, though, and I think it...