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El Caballo to Await Muniz

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...

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

“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.”

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first official work of the year Sunday, a four-furlong breeze in :52 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard. “I even asked for a touch slower but for her that’s just physically impossible,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Rachel Alexandra’s...

Bubbler Noses Never Retreat in Marie Krantz Memorial 'Cap

Bubbler burst forth and Never Retreat 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. “Mentally, she had it all together today,” said Peaches Geier of Bubbler, speaking as trainer Bret Calhoun’s...

Southern Style Wins Friday Feature

Maynard Chatters Jr.’s Southern Style, allowed to settle early, rallied outside the leaders when set down for the drive and won Friday’s $29,000 optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by two and a quarter lengths. The winner, ridden by Wilfredo Lozano Jr., returned mutuels of $5.80, $3.80 and $2....

Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the February 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter...

Mike Diliberto Debates 'Dressing' for Saints Parade

The late New Orleans native and local newspaper, radio and television personality “Buddy” Diliberto once boasted that if the New Orleans Saints ever went to the Super Bowl he would parade downtown wearing a dress. “Unfortunately, he never got to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Mike...

Never Retreat, Category Seven Renew Rivalry in Marie Krantz 'Cap

Team Block’s Never Retreat and James Perron Racing Stable’s Category Seven (center, white cap), first and second under the wire respectively in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap Jan. 2 before being reversed by disqualification, face off once again in Saturday’s $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/29/10.

Saturday's $60,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial H. at Fair Grounds has drawn a field of 12 fillies and mares, including one main-track-only candidate, and seven of them exit the January 2 Furl Sail H. over the same course and distance of about 1 1/16 miles on the turf. NEVER RETREAT (Smart Strike) was...

Never Retreat, Categor Seven Renew Rivalry in Marie Krantz 'Cap

Team Block’s Never Retreat and James Perron Racing Stable’s Category Seven, first and second under the wire respectively in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap Jan. 2 before being reversed by disqualification, face off once again in Saturday’s $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap for older...