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Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock Saturday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra schooled in the Fair Grounds paddock before and during Saturday’s seventh race, maintaining an air of detached coolness while delighted fans gathered to snap photos and get an up-close look. Rachel Alexandra, preparing for her first start of 2010 in this Saturday’...

Jockey Jacinto Wins Both Stakes on Five-Win Day

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again? That’s what red-hot jockey John Jacinto thought as he guided Steve Garber’s Tensas Cat to a mostly front-running score by two lengths in the 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes...

Tensas Cat Wins Gentilly to Top Five-Win Day for Jockey Jacinto

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again? That’s what red-hot jockey John Jacinto thought as he guided Steve Garber’s Tensas Cat to a mostly front-running score by two lengths in the 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes...

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock During Saturday's Races

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, preparing for her first start of the year in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, schooled in the paddock during Saturday's races to the delight of fans who were not expecting a surprise appearance by the superstar filly. In this photo, Rachel Alexandra stands calmly...

Ladyzarbridge Takes Saturday's Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes

Charles Zacney & Edward J. Johnston's Ladyzarbridge, with John Jacinto up, stayed to the outside all the way around while winning Saturday's $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-bred filies at one mile on turf.

Rachel Alexandra Extra Frisky Saturday Morning

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had an “exceptionally good gallop” Saturday morning at Fair Grounds, one week before her upcoming engagement in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13, according to Fair Grounds clocker Billy Pettingill. “Today (Saturday) she was really on the muscle,” said...

Hallway Wins Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway, void of early foot, responded boldly when set down for the drive and got up to prove best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $47,000 one-mile and 40-yard allowance feature at Fair Grounds. As part the favored entry, the winner gave trainer Steve Asmussen...

Stay Put Staying Put for Louisiana Derby

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Stay Put, fifth in Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 20 despite a troubled trip, breezed a half-mile in 49.80 Thursday morning at Fair Grounds and remains on track for the upcoming $750,000 Louisiana Derby on March 27. “So far, so good,” said trainer...

Louisiana Derby Week, March 21-27, Packed With Events

A charity golf tournament to benefit backstretch workers, the annual Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation reception honoring the previous year’s Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, and a rich Fair Grounds Oaks Day program are among a packed week’s worth of special events leading up to the 97th Louisiana...

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured in Two Saturday Stakes

The 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the eighth running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share top billing this Saturday at Fair Grounds. The Rumor’s True, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $111,000 Louisiana Futurity (...