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I'm sure you've heard many times the race track is a unique place. I like to refer to it as a city within a city. By that, I mean you could build a 20 foot wall around the perimeter of the race track property and everybody inside those walls could actually survive with little or no contact with...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest triumph Thursday when he heads a field of six older horses in the $50,000 featured race of the day at Fair...

Rachel Alexandra Arrives at Fair Grounds

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra arrived at her winter base, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, without incident late Friday afternoon. The possible Horse of the Year traveled from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans aboard a Sallee Horse Vans trailer...

Rachel Alexandra Arrives at Fair Grounds

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra arrived at her winter base, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, without incident late Friday afternoon. The possible Horse of the Year traveled from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans aboard a Sallee Horse Vans trailer...

A She's Adorable Wins Friday's Feature

Philip Maas’ A She’s Adorable pressed the pace, took command in mid-stretch and then drew clear for a three-length win in Friday’s Fair Grounds feature – a $45,000 allowance test restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares. Ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. and trained by Mike Stidham, A...

Euroears Carves Impressive Win in Thanksgiving Handicap

James and Marilyn Helzer’s sensational sprinter Euroears returned to his Fair Grounds form of two seasons ago when he dispatched six solid rivals with ease in Thursday’s tradition-rich Thanksgiving Handicap at the Crescent City oval.

Euroears Carves Impressive Win in Thanksgiving Handicap

James and Marilyn Helzer’s sensational sprinter Euroears returned to his Fair Grounds form of two seasons ago when he dispatched six solid rivals with ease in Thursday’s tradition-rich Thanksgiving Handicap at the Crescent City oval. “Euroears is back – unfortunately,” said rival trainer Tom Amoss...

Evolutionist Slight Choice in Wide-Open Woodchopper

Kinsman Stable’s Evolutionist, a promising 3-year-old son of El Prado who appears headed for a future on grass, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line in Saturday’s $60,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The Woodchopper is scheduled for about one mile over the Stall...

Jockey Theriot Looking Forward to a Successful Meet

All eyes will be on Euroears when he serves as the headline horse in Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ traditional Thanksgiving Day Handicap. That’s because racing fans at Fair Grounds all remember the gallant sprinter’s winter season here two years ago when the Bret Calhoun trainee won four...