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High Quality Best at Fair Grounds Friday

Amerman Racing Stables’ High Quality pressed the pace most of the way in Friday’s $53,000 allowance optional claiming feature for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds, appeared beaten briefly by Chrysalis Stables’ favored Silver La Belle in the late stages of the 1 1/16-mile test taken off the...

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Five Upcoming Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks has been boosted to $500,000, making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies pointing to the Kentucky Oaks. The Fair Grounds Oaks was one of five closing weekend stakes to get purse increases announced today. Also, to encourage...

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Four Other Closing Weekend Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been boosted to $500,000 (from $400,000), making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies pointing to the prestigious May 6 Kentucky Oaks. Four of the last six winners of the Fair Grounds Oaks...

Asmussen, Peace Rules, Rachel Alexandra Elected to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Steve Asmussen, a nine-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds; Peace Rules, the 2003 Louisiana Derby and 2004 New Orleans Handicap winner; and Rachel Alexandra, the dominant 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. The first Fair Grounds...

Friday Notes: Gomez Lining Up Mounts for Louisiana Derby Day

Jockey Garrett Gomez might be sitting on the cusp of a memorable afternoon at Fair Grounds during the upcoming Louisiana Derby Day March 26, advised Ron Anderson, agent for the 2009 Eclipse Award-winning jockey on Friday morning while speaking over the phone from Southern California. “We are going...

Family Fun Day Returns to Fair Grounds Sunday

Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and more. Special food offerings include $1 hot dogs, $1 jambalaya and $1 sodas, plus cotton candy and funnel cakes by Messina’s Catering and frozen yogurt by Pinkberry. Plus...

Season's Final Starlight Racing is Tonight!

The Bucktown Allstars, voted the city's Best Cover Band by Where Y'At Magazine, headline the final Starlight Racing of the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season on March 18. The upscale "dress to impress" party also will feature dance music in the Miller Beer Garden, drink specials throughout the...

Asher to Guest on Next Brisnet.com Live Chat

Join Churchill Downs Vice President of Communications and Kentcky Derby expert John Asher on the next Brisnet.com Live Chat, this Friday from 6-8 p.m. CST. Asher will break down this weekend's Round 2 of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers. Click the headline above for more...

Derby Day General Admission to Benefit Children's Hospital

General admission for the March 26 Louisiana Derby Day program at Fair Grounds featuring the first million-dollar horse race in the history of New Orleans will be $5 for the Grandstand and $10 for the Clubhouse, track officials announced today. One dollar of each general admission sold will go to...

Street Storm Takes Mardi Gras Stakes

Right Time Racing’s Street Storm, placed just off the early pace by jockey Jesse Campbell, challenged for command when set down for the drive and out-footed Adele Dilschneider’s favored Aide to tally by a neck in Tuesday’s 67th running of the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds.