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Stakes Recaps: Louisiana-bred Stakes

Before Fair Grounds & Slots hosted four Grade II races on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day card, 42 Louisiana-breds competed in a quartet of restricted stakes races showcasing the Pelican State’s finest. Keith Plaisance’s Eddie Johnston-trained Pacific Pink captured the first stakes race of her...

Stakes Recap: Mervin H. Muniz, Jr. Memorial Handicap

 John Wentworth’s Chocolate Ride has produced anything but a rocky road for those involved with him – in fact, he continues to make history for his connections.  Two weeks ago, he was the first horse ever to record a workout on the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course and...

Call Me George Gives James Graham 2,000th Win in New Orleans Handicap

 In Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, I’m a Chatterbox turned in not a scintillating frontrunning performance like her January Silverbulletday Stakes score, nor did she produce a dramatic closing effort as in February’s Grade III Rachel...

No Talking Over I'm a Chatterbox in Fair Grounds Oaks

In Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, I’m a Chatterbox turned in not a scintillating frontrunning performance like her January Silverbulletday Stakes score, nor did she produce a dramatic closing effort as in February’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra...

International Star Glows in Gutsy Louisiana Derby Triumph

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star proved once again that he is the big gun of the Big Easy on Saturday afternoon in the 102nd running of the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby.  Shooting off the rail like a comet turning for home, the son of Fusaichi Pegasus collared and ultimately...

Graham Gets Victory 2,000

Meet-leading rider James Graham, who has clinched his first Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots title, earned his 2,000th career victory on Saturday afternoon when guiding Clint Joiner, Matthew Bond, and Jim Curry’s Grant Forster-conditioned Call me George to win the 10th race over the New Orleans...

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Friday, March 27

COALPORT CONTINUES TO IMPRESS             Many of the 33 horses scheduled to compete in Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ four graded stakes on Saturday were seen on the track Friday morning at the New Orleans oval, but few – if any – left...

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Thursday, March 26

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*Slumber Looms Large in Muniz*Stanford, Divine Oath and Red Rifle Ship Well for Pletcher*Lovely Maria Likely for Ashland*Grade I-winning Turf Mare La Tia Retired  SLUMBER LOOMS LARGE IN MUNIZThe powerful stable of trainer Chad Brown invades Fair Grounds Race...

Stakes Advances: LA-bred Saturday Stakes

Among the eight stakes races on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots are a quartet of events to showcase Louisiana-bred stars. The $75,000 Crescent City Oaks, the $75,000 Crescent City Derby, the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes and the $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes...

Stakes Advance: New Orleans Handicap

Southern Equine Stables’ homebred Grade I winner Moreno makes the second start of his 5-year-old campaign on Saturday as the expected favorite of nine entrants in the Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.  Over 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the New...