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Barn Notes: Sunday, February 18

  •              Risen Star Winner Bravazo Could Return For Grade II Louisiana Derby •              Grade I Ashland Is ‘Plan A’ For Monomoy Girl’s Next Start •...

Stakes Recaps: Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap & Albert Stall Memorial Stakes

  Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap.   Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate...

Stakes Recap: Grade II Risen Star Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas shipped Bravazo from his Oaklawn Park base to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and it was well worth the trip for “The Coach” as he sprung a 21-1 upset in the Grade II Risen Star Stakes on Saturday afternoon where he earned 50 points on Churchill Downs’...

Stakes Recap: Monomoy Girl Grows Up In Rachel Alexandra

    It wasn’t the way the connections drew it up, and there were a few anxious moments, but in the end Monomoy Stables, LLC, The Elkstone Group, LLC, Bethlehem Stables and Sol Kumin’s Monomoy Girl prevailed in the $200,000 Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, earning 50...

Stakes Recaps: Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap & Colonel Power Overnight Stakes

A simple equipment change made all the difference for The Player who wore blinkers for the first time when scoring his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap.   Owned by Carl Hurt in partnership with trainer William “Buff” Bradley, the 5-year-old son of Street...

Stakes Advances: Gr. III Fair Grounds Handicap & Colonel Power Overnight Stakes

  Staton Flurry’s Mr. Misunderstood will look to keep two good things going in Saturday’s Gr. III $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Archarcharch will be going for a sixth consecutive stakes victory as well as a continuous perfect record on grass when he emerges from post...

Stakes Advances: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Albert Stall Memorial Stakes

  Godolphin LLC’s Cedartown has shown a lot of talent in his past few starts but will take things to the next level when he tries graded stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap. The mile-and-a-sixteenth-event is one of six stakes events at the Fair...

Barn Notes: Friday, February 16

  •              Forever Unbridled ‘Excellent’ In Six Furlong Work •              Calhoun Likes His Chances In Grade II Rachel Alexandra •    ...

Barn Notes: Thursday, February 15

  •              Instilled Regard Gets Acclimated To Fair Grounds Main Track •              Asmussen Confident In Risen Star Pair •     ...

Stakes Advance: Monomoy Girl Chases Kentucky Oaks Dreams In Grade II Rachel Alexandra

  A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4...