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Asmussen Active in Saturday's Old Hickory, Pontalba Stakes

Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Steve Asmussen – also Fair Grounds’ defending trainer champion last season – will be prominently represented in both stakes on Saturday’s opening weekend program of the 2009-2010 Fair Grounds season. In the 32nd running of $60,000 Old Hickory Stakes for 2-year-olds...

FREE Wizard's Breeders' Cup race analysis with wagers!

Wizard's Major Stakes Analysis for Friday's MARATHON, the first Breeders' Cup event Breeders' Cup Marathon Santa Anita Race 3 - 1 3/4m Non-graded 3yo and up, Purse: $500,000. Post Time: 3:35 ET  Race Synopsis Black Astor will be sent right to the front and try to wire the field. Nite Light should...

Opening day review at Churchill.

Churchill's fall meet opened on Sunday with blue skies, temperatures in the high fifties, a fast track and a turf course labelled "good". The 11 race card was devoted to two-year-olds and the first race was a six and a half furlong claiming event.  Cover Photo, who was the Brisnet Prime...

Much Obliged Heads Opening Day Blushing K.D. Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged, third by a head to Princess Haya and champion Forever Together in the Grade II Canadian Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in her last race, is the likely morning line favorite and high weight in Friday’s Opening Day feature, the $60,000 Blushing K.D. Stakes for fillies and...

Dick Powell's Melbourne Cup Blog--Monday.

DICK POWELL'SMELBOURNE CUP BLOG Monday at Flemington "Cup Day, and Cup Day only, commands an attention, an interest, and an enthusiasm which are universal -- and spontaneous, not perfunctory. Cup Day is supreme, it has no rival. I can call to mind no specialized annual day, in any country,...

Dick Powell's Melbourne Cup Blog

DICK POWELL'SMELBOURNE CUP BLOG Thursday (10/29) - 5:05 p.m. Pacific time It's been an interesting trip so far and we aren't even halfway there. Going to the Melbourne Cup requires a lot of stamina. It basically takes a day and a half to get there but after doing it last year this year should be a...

Fair Grounds Connections Prominent in Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup

For the first time, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its racing season on the same weekend as the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 6 and 7, allowing patrons to wager on live racing in New Orleans as well as the simulcast of the sport’s richest event. 

Breeders' Cup Simulcast Highlights Opening Weekend

For the first time, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its racing season on the same weekend as the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 6 and 7, allowing patrons to wager on live racing in New Orleans as well as the simulcast of the sport’s richest event.   “To have both...

Brisnet Prime Power picks.

One of the most consistent overall rating found anywhere is the Brisnet Prime Power rating. While horses that are ranked clear of their competition on Prime Power win at a remarkable rate, value can be also found by looking at runners that are rated second or third. A few examples are seen on the...

Mulvihill Named Communications and Pari-mutuel Marketing Manager

Jim Mulvihill, a New Orleans native, has been named Communications and Pari-mutuel Marketing Manager at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Mulvihill served as Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s Media Relations Associate for more than three years, including the Breeders’ Cup Meeting of 2004. He...