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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...

Barn Notes: Thursday December 28

·         Fair Grounds Horsemen Remember Late Van Berg ·         Valadorna Exits Tiffany Lass Triumph In Good Order; Will Target Houston Ladies Classic ·         Farrell Likely...

Stakes Advances: Woodchopper & Pago Hop Stakes

Three-year-old colts and fillies will have a final chance to end their 2017 campaign on a high note this Saturday, December 30 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in the Pago Hop and the Woodchopper Stakes, both of which drew full fields of 14 and are run at one mile on the Stall-Wilson...

Valadorna Scores First Stakes Win in Tiffany Lass

  Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Valadorna was much the best in Tuesday’s $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track, which was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin. Patiently ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr., Valadorna broke well...