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Royal and Flashy Wins Sunday Feature

Double Dam Farm’s Royal and Flashy lacked running room in upper stretch but rallied between horses when clear in the late stages of Sunday’s featured $47,000 allowance test at about one mile over the Stall-Wilson turf course and proved best by a head at the wire. Trained by Sam Breaux and ridden by...

Margolis Stakes Horses in Good Order

Trainer Steve Margolis, whose horses Due Date and Early Return finished first and second, respectively, in the $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes on Santa Super Saturday, reported that both of those Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein-owned 5-year-olds came out of their Bonapaw engagements without problems and...

Due Date Leads Margolis One-Two in Bonapaw; Archarcharch on to Derby Trail With Sugar Bowl Win

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Due Date had one of his best days on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds when he won the $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes, but the Klein family and trainer Steve Margolis had an even better one when entrymate Early Return bested Gold Mark Farm’s Backtalk by a neck for the...

Archarcharch Hops On Derby Trail With Sugar Bowl Win

Two-year-old colt Archarcharch, shown here on the outside with Jon Court aboard, is headed down the Derby trail after a convincing win in the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-year-olds, one of five open-company stakes on today's Santa Super Saturday program. Earlier, Due Date won the Bonapaw over a...

Santa Super Saturday Stakes Quotes

Race 3 – The $60,000 Esplanade StakesFillies & mares, 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs, 18th runningJockey Corey Lanerie (Wildcat Heiress, winner): “I’d hoped I’d get a good, clear break and I did. It was very easy, she was very relaxed, and then I just had to make sure I didn’t fall off.”Owner Ron...

Dajohna Wins Friday's Starlight Feature

Divine Equine’s Dajohna broke in full stride to make all the pace and held on willingly to capture the $47,000 filly and mare allowance feature Friday evening at Fair Grounds by a length and a half during the first of four Starlight Racing programs at the New Orleans oval this season.Ridden by...

Archarcharch an Interesting Prospect for Sugar Bowl Stakes

Alphabetically, Archarcharch is at the top of the list of contestants for Saturday’s 60th anniversary edition of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds.   In the entries, the Robert Yagos-owned son of Arch is on the bottom, having drawn the outside post in the field of seven...

Central City Stars on Santa Super Saturday

Preston Stables’ Central City is the 9-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s $60,000 Bonapaw Stakes – just one of five stakes scheduled for this weekend’s Santa Super Saturday Presented by Daily Racing Form at Fair Grounds – but the long-range plans of Central City, runner-up in the Grade II...

An Exclusive Interview With Star Guitar

One thing I like about doing this blog, is you can do things differently. You can do some off-the-wall stuff and get away with it, without getting slammed for violating the basic rules of journalism. Please keep in mind, I am not a professional journalist, so my mistakes are purely from a lack...

Free Events All Day Long on Santa Super Saturday

This Saturday’s stakes extravaganza known as Santa Super Saturday will be complemented by a full slate of free activities for all Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots visitors, from casual fans to families to everyday horseplayers. Before the races, there’s a Horse Ownership Seminar with trainer...