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2018 Derby Fashion Winners

Derby Fashion was in full effect Saturday, March 24 with the running of the105th Louisiana Derby. Guests enjoyed bourbon samplings and took part in Male & Female fashion competitions in the Woodford Reserve Derby Day Tent Experience. Fashion at The Races did a fantastic job conducting our...

Barn Notes: Monday, January 1

  •           Louisiana Futurity Winners To Make Next Start At Delta Downs •           Margolis To Send Bourne In Nixa to Delta For Big Drama Stakes; Ebben Still On Track For Lecomte...

Stakes Recaps: Louisiana Futurity

  Several Delta Downs-based horses shipped 231 miles east to New Orleans and two of them took home both divisions of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Louisiana Futurity on Sunday, Dec. 31. In the fillies division, which carried a purse of $96,430, Brittlyn Stable Inc.’s Iona Star...

Joe Kristufek Named Fair Grounds' New Racing Analyst

  Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has officially named Joe Kristufek as the new racing analyst and paddock host for the 2017-18 Winter Meet. A native of Chicago, Kristufek began climbing the ladder at the city’s local racing venues such as Hawthorne and Arlington Park, the latter which he...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 31

·         Gun Runner, Seeking The Soul Continue Pegasus World Cup Preparations ·         Mr. Misunderstood, Hallie Belle Look Ahead Following Saturday’s Stakes Victories   GUN RUNNER, SEEKING THE SOUL CONTINUE...

Stakes Recap: Mr. Misunderstood Continues Turf Domination in Woodchopper Stakes

  Flurry Racing Stables LLC’s Mr. Misunderstood added yet another turf stakes victory to his resume and is now an unbeaten 8-for-8 on the grass after scoring a victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes, which is run a distance of one mile over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’...

Stakes Recap: Hallie Belle Takes Step Up In Class; Wins Pago Hop

  Godolphin Racing LLC’s Hallie Belle made her stakes debut a winning one when she took the 34th running of the $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes, run a distance of one mile over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course. Ridden patiently by Robby Albarado, the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro sat third in the...

Barn Notes: Saturday, December 30

  ·         Greeley Went West, Divine Bean Set For Rematch in Louisiana Futurity ·         Wonder Gadot Could Face Colts in Lecomte ·         Albarado Ships To Aqueduct on...

Stakes Advances: Louisiana Futurity Colts & Fillies Divisions

  MINIT TO STARDOM FACES IMPRESSIVE MAIDEN VICTOR CHAMPAGNE DIVA IN LOUISIANA FUTURITY FILLIES DIVISION; GIVEMEAMINIT GOES FOR FIRST CAREER WIN IN COLTS AND GELDINGS DIVISION   On New Year’s Eve, Louisiana-bred 2-year-old colts and fillies will square off in their respective divisions of...

Barn Notes: Friday, December 29

·         Geroux Off All Mounts This Weekend Due To Father’s Passing ·         Sharp, Beschizza Going For More Success With Into Summer In Pago Hop ·         Lovell Continues To...