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Power Surge, Anything But Quiet Take La-Bred Sprint Stakes

Marcia LaMarche’s Anything But Quiet heard a collective gasp from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds when she lit up the tote board with mutuels of $120, $44.60 and $16.80 after winning the 37th renewal of the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes. Trained by Carl Woodley and ridden by Billy Patin...

Fair Grounds Resident Rachel Alexandra Up for Horse of the Year Monday Night

Superstar filly and Fair Grounds resident Rachel Alexandra, undefeated in eight starts as a 3-year-old including an unforgettable win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, could be named Horse of the Year at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday night . 

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/16/10.

For the benefit of Fair Grounds' faithful fans who may have missed it the first time around, HRTV will air a special encore presentation of "Inside Information: Nowhere to Run" this Sunday at 9 p.m. (EST). The show, which was recently named as the runner-up for an Eclipse Award in the...

Starlight Racing Lights Up New Orleans

The first of three Starlight Racing programs at Fair Grounds this season on Friday night had track management describing the event as successful beyond expectations. "If you had told me that with the rain and the power outage we would still have this many people I wouldn’t have believed you,”...

Starlight Racing Lights Up New Orleans

The first of three Starlight Racing programs at Fair Grounds this season on Friday night had track management describing the event as successful beyond expectations – and that was despite increasingly rainy weather and a temporary late afternoon local power outage that caused a one-hour delay...

HRTV to Air "Fair Grounds After Katrina" Special on Sunday; Lecomte Probables

For the benefit of Fair Grounds’ faithful fans who may have missed it the first time around, HRTV will air a special encore presentation of “Inside Information: Nowhere to Run” this Sunday at 7 p.m. CST. The show, which was recently named as the runner-up for an Eclipse Award in the television...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/15/10

Fair Grounds will host a pair of $60,000, 5 1/2-furlong sprints for state-breds on Saturday. In the John E. Jackson Jr. Memorial S., LEE CITY SLEW (Leestown) and POWER SURGE (Holzmeister), the respective second- and third-place finishers in the recent Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S., are top...

"El Gran Senor"

When Hall of Famer Huratio Luro was training race horses, he was referred to as "El Gran Senor". The nickname was given to him as a show of respect and admiration. He was one of the best at his craft, having trained Decidedly to win the 1962 Kentucky Derby, then in 1964, came within six...

Jackson Memorial, Happy Ticket Stakes Featured Saturday

The 38th running of the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes, a five-and-one-half-furlong sprint restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares, and the fourth running of the $60,000 John E. Jackson Jr. Memorial Stakes, open to all accredited older Louisiana-breds, are the co-featured highlights...

Starlight Racing Will Shine in Any Weather

Local weather forecasters say that along with the warmer temperatures there is also some chance of rain Friday, but Fair Grounds has prepared for that – assuring that the party will go on rain or shine and partygoers will be completely protected from the elements.