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Mikolay Named New Racing Analyst

Katie Mikolay has been hired as the new racing analyst at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the upcoming 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season that opens Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. A 31-year-old native of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Mikolay has performed similar duties for the past three seasons at...

139th Thoroughbred Racing Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

The best that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has to offer will be bigger and better during the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010, to March 27, 2011. The meet’s centerpiece event, the March 26 Louisiana Derby for horses making their last stop...

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The first-ever Breeders' Cup Handicapping Summit brings together racing's top prognosticators for an all-star preview of the Breeders' Cup races. Click the headline above for more information.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. “Rachel graced us with one of the most impressive...

Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to Record $1 Million

The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run for the 98th time on March 26, 2011. The $250,000 increase will make it the richest Thoroughbred horse race ever run in New Orleans and the first such race worth seven figures. The Louisiana Derby’s purse hike is the highlight of a robust...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...