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Undercard: Demarcation Wins Mineshaft, Expansion Takes FG 'Cap

Amerman Racing’s Demarcation, void of early foot in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap, launched a strong bid after being set down for the drive, engaged Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s favored Mission Impazible inside the furlong grounds and outfought that rival to prove best by a head in the...

Margolis Live in Three Races Today

Three years ago, trainer Steve Margolis decided to bring a string of horses to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. He was shifting his winter stable from the Florida circuit to Louisiana at the recommendation of main client Richard Klein, whose Due Date competes in today’s $60,000 Colonel Power...

Ide Ball Wins Starlight Feature

South Georgia Tigers’ odds-on favorite Ide Ball, placed just behind the early leaders in Friday’s Starlight Racing $45,000 optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds, appeared to lose interest in the running in upper stretch but rallied on the outside in the late stages to be best by 2 3/4-lengths...

Mike Smith to Ride Five at Fair Grounds Saturday

Jockey Mike Smith has only ridden 13 mounts at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during a career that spans more than 26 years in the saddle, but his three victories here include a score aboard Daytona in the 2008 edition of the Grade II Fair Grounds Handicap and a win on Concern in the 1995...

Telling Traveling Friday for Saturday's Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Telling, winner of Saratoga’s Grade I Sword Dancer Invitational the last two summers, was traveling Friday when Metzi Hobby, wife of trainer Steve Hobby but also groom, companion and chauffeur for the 7-year-old grass specialist, was reached somewhere around Lafayette,...

Night School in Session Every Monday on Fair Grounds Website

The racing industry’s first national, interactive online fan education forum, Night School, is now underway every Monday evening. Pioneered by Horse Player NOW, Night School is syndicated on racetrack websites including the Fair Grounds domain, FairGroundsRaceCourse.com. The weekly Night School...

Five Star Fun Wins Thursday Feature

Columbine Stable’s Five Star Fun was no disappointment to the fans who backed her down to 9-to-10 favoritism at Fair Grounds Thursday, winning the featured $32,000 fifth race at about 5 1/2 furlongs over the Stall Wilson turf course by a length with a front-running score under jockey Shane Sellers...

Feature: Pants On Fire Back for Round 2 in Saturday's Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Jockey Joe Bravo rode Pants On Fire for the first time at Monmouth Park in the summer of 2010. That didn’t last very long. “That afternoon in the post parade he shied from something,” Bravo recalled. “He’s so powerful and strong, next thing I knew, he dropped me on my keister. He’s real talented...

Thursday Notes: Mucho Macho Man Relaxing in Big Easy Leading Up to Saturday's Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Trainer Kathy Ritvo was all smiles Thursday while being chauffeured around the Fair Grounds backstretch in a golf cart shortly after her Risen Star runner Mucho Macho Man, owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing, had completed his first local gallop earlier in the morning....

Starlight Racing This Friday with The Mixed Nuts

Even though the last of nine live Thoroughbred races on Friday’s Starlight Racing program is set for just before 9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that headlining musical act The Mixed Nuts will keep the Clubhouse rocking for as much as two hours after the last race. A...