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Ide Like a Double Wins Inaugural Costa Rising

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, settled behind the pace set by stablemate Autobeacat, took command in upper stretch and held sway late to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes by a length and a half.

Borel to be Honored at March 25 Hartack Gala

Each year the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation hosts an Award Ceremony to honor the Kentucky Derby’s winning jockey. This year’s recipient, Louisiana native and two-time Kentucky Derby winner, Calvin Borel, will be recognized at the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation Reception and Award Ceremony...

Ide Like a Double Wins Inaugural Costa Rising

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, settled behind the pace set by stablemate Autobeacat, took command in upper stretch and held sway late to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes by a length and a half. Trained by Bryon Gilbert and ridden by Pat Valenzuela, Ide Like a...

Fair Grounds to be Well-Represented in Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

Louisiana Derby winner Mission Impazible, shown here exercising Thursday at Churchill Downs, is one of several Kentucky Derby probables trained by Todd Pletcher. The “Todd Squad” also includes Risen Star Stakes winner Discreetly Mine, who was fourth in the Louisiana Derby. Another top 3-year-old...

Jody Slew 'Unlikely' for Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass and Grade III Silverbulletday stakes as the first two legs of the local sophomore fillies series, is now considered “unlikely” to compete in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks as the third leg of that triple...

Burt's a Stitch Wins Twilight Feature

The third and last Starlight Racing program of Fair Grounds’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite was blessed with long overdue spring-like weather Friday night, allowing the younger, party-going New Orleans-based demographic the marketing experiment was designed to reach...

DreamBet, Derby Hat Contest and Romero Book Signing Highlight Derby Day Events

A $10,000 Derby DreamBet, the annual Louisiana Derby Hat Contest and a book signing with retired jockey Randy Romero highlight the festivities surrounding Saturday’s Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Click the headline above for details on all of the on-track happenings today...

General Quarters Dodges Bullet

It was a scary Sunday for owner-trainer Tom McCarthy, but by Friday morning the alarm bells for General Quarters fell silent once again. Last Sunday morning, McCarthy was leading his one-horse stable consisting of last year’s Grade I Blue Grass winner General Quarters off the racecourse after a...

"And Now The End Is Near"

It is hard to believe that the end of this Fair Grounds racing season is rapidly approaching. As of today, Friday, March 19th, we've got only seven racing days left to go. The exciting thing about these last seven days is the amount of stakes action we'll get to see. Starting with tomorrow's card,...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 3/19/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT MARCH 18, 2010 by James Scully Nobody knew what to expect from the champ. After missing training time due to illness and wet weather, LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike) had every right to be a little short off the near three-month layoff in Saturday's Rebel S. (G2). He wasn't...