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Graham Gets Victory 2,000

Meet-leading rider James Graham, who has clinched his first Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots title, earned his 2,000th career victory on Saturday afternoon when guiding Clint Joiner, Matthew Bond, and Jim Curry’s Grant Forster-conditioned Call me George to win the 10th race over the New Orleans...

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Friday, March 27

COALPORT CONTINUES TO IMPRESS             Many of the 33 horses scheduled to compete in Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ four graded stakes on Saturday were seen on the track Friday morning at the New Orleans oval, but few – if any – left...

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Thursday, March 26

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*Slumber Looms Large in Muniz*Stanford, Divine Oath and Red Rifle Ship Well for Pletcher*Lovely Maria Likely for Ashland*Grade I-winning Turf Mare La Tia Retired  SLUMBER LOOMS LARGE IN MUNIZThe powerful stable of trainer Chad Brown invades Fair Grounds Race...

Stakes Advances: LA-bred Saturday Stakes

Among the eight stakes races on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots are a quartet of events to showcase Louisiana-bred stars. The $75,000 Crescent City Oaks, the $75,000 Crescent City Derby, the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes and the $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes...

Stakes Advance: New Orleans Handicap

Southern Equine Stables’ homebred Grade I winner Moreno makes the second start of his 5-year-old campaign on Saturday as the expected favorite of nine entrants in the Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.  Over 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the New...

Stakes Advance: Mervin H. Muniz

Michael Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners and Bethlehem Stables’ Chad Brown-trained Slumber, a multiple graded stakes-placed son of Cacique, headlines Saturday’s Grade II $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz, Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Scheduled to be run at 1 1/8 miles on the Stall...

Stakes Advance: Fair Grounds Oaks

There may be eight sophomore fillies in the Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks and seven of them have stakes experience, but only one filly is the talk of the town – and that is Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s I’m a Chatterbox.  Undefeated in two starts since being turned over to trainer Larry...

Stakes Advance: Louisiana Derby

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star commenced his sophomore season on the outside looking in on the best 3-year-olds in America and on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, he will start on the outside of the nine-horse field assembled for the 102nd Grade II $750,000 Louisiana...

Louisiana Derby Week Notes: Worktab Report

LOUISIANA DERBY WEEK WORKTAB REPORT LOUISIANA DERBY A DAY IN PARADISE – Monday, five furlongs in 1:00 flat (4/16) – Larry Jones–“He worked really well.  He’s coming in as well you can hope for, like all of my horses on Saturday.  We know we’re being ambitious with him, but when you run...

Barn Notes: March 22

@AdolphsonRacing IN TODAY'S NOTES*Stanford Likely for Louisiana Derby*Lukas Drops Blinkers, Expects Big Effort from Mr. Z*All Systems Go for Keen Ice*Mystery Train Arrives for New Orleans Handicap*Indycott Probable for New Orleans Handicap*Call Me George Works, Headed to New Orleans Handicap*...