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Monday Notes: What's In a Name for Machen?

Trainer Neil Howard reported all was well with Courtlandt Farm’s Machen Monday morning, one day after his latest promising 3-year-old tallied by five lengths in Sunday’s $49,000 allowance optional claiming feature, but plans were still undecided about Machen’s next trip to the post. However, as the...

Louisiana Derby Hopeful Machen a Big Winner in Sunday Feature

Courtlandt Farm’s sophomore colt Machen angled out when clear and drew off with authority for a five-length score under a patient ride by jockey Jamie Theriot in Fair Grounds’ Sunday feature. One of a handful of promising 3-year-olds trained by Neil Howard, Machen remains a colt with Louisiana...

Louisiana Derby Hopeful Machen Punches Out Second Win in Sunday Feature

Courtlandt Farm’s promising sophomore colt Machen, away from the gate sluggishly and forced to check going into the first turn, recovered by splitting the field in upper stretch, angled out when clear but then drew off with authority for a five-length score under a patient ride by jockey Jamie...

Sunday Notes: Lanerie Two Away From 3,000 Wins Entering Sunday

Following a riding triple Saturday, jockey Corey Lanerie is now two wins shy of the coveted 3,000-career win milestone entering Sunday’s 10-race program at Fair Grounds. On Saturday, Lanerie rode Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Maestro Miss to victory in the third race for trainer Steve...

Forest Uproar Wins Marie Krantz Memorial 'Cap

Sam-Son Farms’ odds-on favorite Forest Uproar, away fastest but quickly taken off the lead, responded boldly when asked for a run by jockey James Graham in mid-stretch and drew off late for a convincing three-length tally at Fair Grounds Saturday in the featured $60,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial...

Forest Uproar Wins Marie Krantz Memorial 'Cap

Sam-Son Farms’ odds-on favorite Forest Uproar, away fastest but quickly taken off the lead, responded boldly when asked for a run by jockey James Graham in mid-stretch and drew off late for a convincing three-length tally at Fair Grounds Saturday in the featured $60,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial...

Eagle Putt Wins Friday Feature

Woodview Farm’s Eagle Putt broke in stride to make the pace in Friday’s six-furlong $49,000 filly and mare allowance feature at Fair Grounds and withstood the late bid of Mark Stanley’s favored Elusive Temper to win the race by one length. Ridden by James Graham and trained by Jeff Thornbury, the 4...

Friday Notes: Lanerie Approaching 3,000 Wins

Jockey Corey Lanerie, 36, a Louisiana native born and raised in Lafayette, scored a riding triple at Fair Grounds Thursday and was seven wins away from the 3,000-career win milestone entering Friday’s 10-race program where he was listed aboard seven mounts for the day. On Thursday, Lanerie began...

Gazillionaire Pays $240 to Win!!!

Who wants to be a gazillionaire?  Anybody who wagered substantially on Stephen Stigall’s Gazillionaire in Thursday’s second race at Fair Grounds might be halfway to becoming one, because the 4-year-old filly by Authenticate lit up the tote board with a $240 win payoff based on a $2 wager –...

Forest Uproar, Avie's Tale Vie in Saturday's Marie Krantz 'Cap

Forest Uproar, a facile winner in her only local start this season, has been installed as the solid 9-5 choice in Saturday’s $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap. Shouldering the top impost of 118 pounds is Avie’s Tale (pictured), the second choice at 7-2, who captured the Blushing K. D. Handicap...