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Dundalk Dust Favored in N.O. Ladies

Dundalk Dust, the Dundalk 5 color bearer who won Churchill Downs’ Grade II Falls City Handicap by three lengths in her last start Nov. 25, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line choice in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course. In the inaugural...

Miss Inclined Inherits Win in Monday's FG Feature

Mueller Thoroughbred Stable’s Miss Inclined pressed the pace of Mike Rutherford and Terry Green’s Bagmyfable in Monday’s featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming dash for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds, inherited the lead when that one faltered and continued willingly late for a 1 1/4-...

Monday Notes: Albarado to Begin Galloping Horses Saturday

Jockey Robby Albarado, the native of Lafayette, Louisiana, who has become a Fair Grounds legend during the course of his stellar career, will start galloping horses again this Saturday, according to his longtime agent Lenny Pike. Albarado, the only jockey in Fair Grounds history to earn seven...

Holiday Ballad Best in Sunday Feature

Louie Roussel III’s Holiday Ballad, placed just behind the early leaders, challenged for command at the eighth pole and outfought N. O. MSG Racing’s Alaco Castle with a neck tally in Sunday’s featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Denny Velazquez and trained...

Aide Favored in Tuesday's Mardi Gras Stakes

Adele Dilschneider’s Aide, a disappointing fifth in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 22 as the first leg of the New Orleans oval’s three-race series that concludes with the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks March 26, finds an easier spot when she faces seven rivals in Tuesday’s 67th...

Into the Stretch at Fair Grounds...

Fair Grounds has saved the best for last with a jam-packed schedule of special events over the final week of the season, highlighted by the richest day of horseracing in state history, Louisiana Derby Day on March 26. There’s something for everyone between now and Closing Day on March 27, from the...

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 half-mile in 48.50 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday while readying for his upcoming engagement in the $1 million Louisiana Derby March 26...

Saturday's Program Cancelled After Race 2 Due to Thunderstorms

The remainder of Saturday’s card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was called off after Race 2 due to severe thunderstorms. All wagers on individual cancelled races will be refunded, as will multi-race wagers beginning on cancelled races. Any Pick 3 wagers beginning with Race 1 or Race 2 and...

Couric Wins Friday Feature; Miguel Mena Reaches 1,000-Career Win Milestone

Jockey Miguel Mena propelled Robert Orth and Wesley Hawley’s Couric to a front-running 7 1/2-length tally in Friday’s featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds, leaving the Peruvian reinsman one victory shy of the 1,000-career win milestone. One race later, astride Kevin...

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’s Wilkinson and Courtlandt Farms’ Machen in the upcoming 97th renewal of the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 26....