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Kirk Robison’s Grand Slam Andre, a multiple stakes winner on the main track but unstarted on grass, has been installed as the strong 7-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s traditional $60,000 Black Gold Stakes for 3-year-olds, scheduled for about 5 1/2-furlongs over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf...
The wonderful thing about a blog is you can write about anything you want and do it in an informal way. When I started this blog I was really concerned about my ability to punctuate correctly, but Jim Mulvihill told me not to worry about it. He said that was the beauty of writing this type of copy...
Bubbler (inside, black cap) and Eddie Martin Jr. burst forth while Never Retreat and James Graham just missed in the final jump after a hard-fought two-horse stretch duel that was Saturday’s $57,600 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds.
Sam-Son Farms’ Hotep proved no disappointment to those Fair Grounds fans who backed him down to odds-on favoritism in Monday’s $40,000 feature for 3-year-olds and may now have entered the long-range picture for the Grade II Louisiana Derby March 27. Ridden by Robby Albarado and trained by Mark...
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her first recorded work of the 2010 racing season at Fair Grounds Sunday morning, but beginning Friday a special commemorative stable halter once worn by the magnificent filly will go on display in Fair Grounds clubhouse. The halter, encased in a handsome...
Official event logos for the 97th Louisiana Derby and the 43rd Fair Grounds Oaks were released Monday by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Horses are prominently featured in both designs, which present contemporary takes on themes inspired by the tradition and history of each race. The...
Official event logos for the 97th Louisiana Derby and the 43rd Fair Grounds Oaks were released Monday by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Horses are prominently featured in both designs, which present contemporary takes on themes inspired by the tradition and history of each race.
Robert Orth and Wesley Hawley’s Nana Knows pressed the pace, found running room along the rail in the stretch to gain the advantage and withstood the late bid of Candy Delicious to win Sunday’s $41,000 feature for accredited 3-year-old maiden fillies by a length and a quarter. Trained by Wes Hawley...
James Spence’s El Caballo, winner of the Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap at Fair Grounds last week on Road to the Derby Kickoff Day, will not be a candidate for the Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap as the next leg of the Crescent City oval’s grass series on Feb. 20. “No, we’re not going to...
“I even asked for a touch slower but for her that’s just physically impossible,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Rachel Alexandra’s trainer Steve Asmussen. “Dominic did a good job. He had to trick her into going that slow but right now that’s what’s best for her.”