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Night School Coming to FairGroundsRaceCourse.com

  The racing industry’s first national, interactive online fan education forum will commence Monday, February 21 with the debut of Night School. Pioneered and developed by Horse Player NOW, Night School will be syndicated and implemented into racetrack and organization websites throughout the...

Lamarque Ford the Perfect Partner for Risen Star Stakes and Louisiana Derby Preview Day

In 1987, a Louisiana-born car dealer named Ronnie Lamarque became nationally recognized horse racing royalty as co-owner of Risen Star, a son of Secretariat who won the Louisiana Derby and two-thirds of the Triple Crown. Almost 25 years later, Risen Star and Lamarque remain essential to the...

Undersized Workin for Hops 'Believes He Can Fly'

Workin for Hops faces a tall order as the 9-2 second choice coming off the layup into Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but his connections have learned to give the unassuming chestnut gelding a chance. Standing in Barn 36 just days before...

Feature: Workin for Hops 'Believes He Can Fly'

Workin for Hops faces a tall order as the 9-2 second choice coming off the layup into Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but his connections have learned to give the unassuming chestnut gelding a chance. Standing in Barn 36 just days...

Wednesday Notes: Campbell's Super Derby Was Mmm Mmm Good

It’s amazing what a Super Derby victory can do, especially if you are Fair Grounds-based jockey Jesse Campbell and you’re going to get to ride Adele Dilschneider’s 2010 Grade II Super Derby winner Apart back once again in Saturday’s Grade III Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds.  The Mineshaft...

Kathmanblu, Apart, Loup Breton Favored in Saturday's Trio of Grade III Stakes

In the Crescent City, said to have served as the birthplace of the deliciously decadent Marie Laveau, two Thoroughbred 3-year-olds with the possibly prurient names of Rogue Romance and Mucho Macho Man will face off in Saturday’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds....

Sister Mary Vincent and the Answer to Her Prayers

Many will tell you greatness and ability cannot be made – that you simply have to stay out of the way – and this, in part, is true. But each runner carries the hopes and dreams of its connections – breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, grooms, hotwalkers – in fleet-footed pursuit of...

Feature: Sister Mary Vincent Remembers Risen Star

Racehorses, especially the greatest ones, touch many lives. They slip into this world on spindly legs with flaring nostrils, and anyone who has witnessed the miracle of foaling will tell you this in itself is a remarkable memory. As they grow and develop, diamonds in the rough, those who know them...

Getaway Guy Wins Monday Feature

Clarkland Farm and Gregory Foley’s Getaway Guy lived up to his name at Fair Grounds Monday, making the pace and then drawing off for a 4 3/4-length score in the featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming event contested at about 5 1/2-furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course. Getaway Guy,...

Rogue Romance, Mucho Macho Man Vie in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes

Rogue Romance, third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and Mucho Macho Man, fourth in the Holy Bull Stakes three weeks ago, are expected to vie for the public’s affection in Saturday's Grade II Risen Star Stakes, the final local prep for the Grade II Louisiana Derby five weeks later. For more details...