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Carryover Preview for Wednesday; Looking ahead at Arlington and Churchill.

Carryover Preview for Wednesday; Looking ahead at Arlington and Churchill. May 06, 2009 • Tags: With a $781,146 carryover in the Pick Six and $251,865 in the Super Hi-5 wager, plenty of interest will be generated for Churchill's Wednesday card. The Pick Six sequence starts with a six furlong...

Derby Day recap.

While Mine That Bird's Derby victory shocked and left most handicappers scratching their heads, congratulations must go out to the connections of the impressive 135th Kentucky Derby winner. Although the Brisnet Prime Power selected runners failed to make much impression  in the Derby itself ( the...

Observations and Congratulations

(Updated 8:15 a.m. Saturday) Happy Kentucky Derby Day! Hopefully, for Fair Grounds fans, we can see another repeat performance from Louisiana Derby Day, just as we did on Friday, when Fair Grounds Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra absolutely destroyed the field in the Kentucky Oaks by an astonishing 20...

Brisnet Nuggets for The Kentucky Derby, undercard and other weekend stakes races.

Brisnet Nuggets for The Kentucky Derby, undercard and other weekend stakes races. May 01, 2009 • Tags: Morning line favorite, I Want Revenge is the BRIS Prime Power selection for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1). Rated five points ahead of Dunkirk, I Want Revenge is also top ranked...

FG, Louisiana Connections Plentiful on Oaks, Derby Cards

NEW ORLEANS, La (April 30, 2009) - Led by Grade II Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, three horses who raced at Fair Grounds last winter were entered Wednesday for Kentucky Derby 135 Saturday at Churchill Downs. Friesan Fire, co-owned by Fox Hill Farm and Vinery Stables, became the first...

Preview and Brisnet Nuggets for Wednesday and Thursday at Churchill.

With rain forecasted for the next few days, there is a good possibility that Wednesday's featured 9th race at Churchill Downs, a mile and a sixteenth optional claimer for fillies and mares scheduled for the turf, will be transferred to the main track. However, if it remains on the grass, the clear...

Fair Grounds To Get Earliest Start Ever In 2009-10

Fair Grounds will move up the start of its racing season by one week in 2009-10, marking the earliest start to a racing season in the track's history. The Louisiana State Racing Commission approved Fair Grounds' request for an 85-day meet in 2009-10. Click here to view the calendar (PDF).

Fair Grounds To Get Earliest Start Ever In 2009-10

NEW ORLEANS, La (April 27, 2009) - Fair Grounds will move up the start of its racing season by one week in 2009-10, marking the earliest start to a racing season in the track's history. Click here to view the 2009-10 schedule (PDF)  The Louisiana State Racing Commission approved Monday a...

Weekend recap and Tuesday preview for Churchill.

Churchill enjoyed beautiful spring weather for their opening weekend of racing with seven of the twenty-one races (33 percent) being won by favorites.  The main track was fast both days and, while speed was advantageous, horses on the inside appeared to be at a disadvantage. On the turf early pace...

Sunday at Churchill Downs and Calder.

April 24, 2009 • Tags: With a beautiful day forecasted for Sunday, the feature at Churchill is a mile and a sixteenth optional claimer on the turf which is carded as race nine on the ten race program. A competitive field of nine is entered with WISE RIVER ranking narrowly on top of the BRIS...