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FG to Reduce Purses Starting Sunday

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce purses of overnight races by nine-percent, effective Sunday, January 31, and trim the value of 12 stakes events. A pair of Grade II races for older horses—the New Orleans Handicap and the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap on turf—have had their...

Jody Slew Would Be Welcome Addition to Grade III Silverbulletday

Last weekend’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes provided one welcome surprise for the barn of conditioner Bret Calhoun when Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew got up in time to win the local oval’s first  prep for the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks March 26. Carl Moore Management’s Speedacious...

All Due Respect Joins Ranks of Favored Sophomore Fillies With Win Sunday

Vision Racing’s All Due Respect, entered for main track only in Sunday’s fifth race at Fair Grounds, finally got the respect she deserved when the $43,000 maiden race was taken off the Stall-Wilson turf course following overnight rains and run over muddy going.  The daughter of Value Plus responded...

Ron the Greek: A Rising Star for the Risen Star?

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, who went from worst to first to win Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at a mile and 40 yards with a dominating stretch rally, looks like a horse that will like even longer distances, so trainer Tom Amoss was asked Sunday morning if his colt might be pointed for Fair...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/24/10.

Ron the Greek scores in Lecomte Jack T. Hammer's homebred RON THE GREEK (Full Mandate) bided his time in the rear of Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, came widest of all in the 10-horse field into the stretch and powered home to be 1 1/2 lengths clear of pacesetter Maximus Ruler...

Ron the Greek Last to First in Grade III Lecomte Stakes

Jack T. Hammer’s Ron the Greek rallied past nine other 3-year-olds in the final half-mile of Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes to score by 1 ½ lengths in the first of three races in the Road to the Derby series at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Jody Slew Surprises at 23-1 in Tiffany Lass S.

Martin Racing Stable LLC & Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, the longest shot in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies, surprised her connections as much as bettors when she prevailed by a half-length over Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Bella Medaglia in Saturday’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes for 3-year-old...

More Saturday Stakes: Friesan Fire Takes Louisiana 'Cap; El Caballo Wins Colonel Bradley

El Caballo, unraced since sustaining an injury last June, returned from that long layoff to win Saturday’s Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap. One race later, Friesan Fire did much the same thing in the $75,000 Louisiana Handicap.

Ron the Greek Last to First in Grade III Lecomte

Jack T Hammer’s Ron the Greek rallied past nine other 3-year-olds in the final half-mile of Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes to score by 1 ½ lengths in the first of three races in the Road to the Derby series at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ron the Greek, with James Graham aboard,...

Jody Slew Surprises in Tiffany Lass

Martin Racing Stable LLC & Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, the longest shot in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies, surprised her connections as much as bettors when she prevailed by a half-length over Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Bella Medaglia in Saturday’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes for 3-year-old...