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Stakes Advance: Magic City Classic and Kudzu Juvenile

ABAMA LIGHT BACK TO DEFEND MAGIC CITY CLASSIC WIN; KUDZU JUVENILE FOR ALABAMA-BREDS ALSO ON TOP Taylor Nelson’s Abama Light is set to defend last year’s winning effort in Saturday’s $50,000 Magic City Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but faces several worthy challengers in the one...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, December 4

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: OWNER-TRAINER TOM MCCARTHY BACK IN NEW ORLEANS; ALBARADO, BRIDGMOHAN, MENA TO RIDE AT FAIR GROUNDS BEGINNING THURSDAY; INTRODUCING APPRENTICE JOCKEY ASHLEY BROUSSARD Owner-trainer Tom McCarthy, the septuagenarian former high school principal who became the feel-good...

Race Recap: Great Mills Wires Sunday Feature

  GREAT MILLS WIRES FAIR GROUNDS FEATURE SUNDAY Millennium Farms’Great Mills made the pace in Sunday’s $53,000 allowance grass dash at about 5 ½ furlongs over a Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course rated good and drew off late for a two-length tally under David Flores. Conditioned by Fair...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 1

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: LARRY JONES JOINING BEARDED CHAMPIONS; TRAINER BRET CALHOUN LIKELY FOR LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY DEC. 14; WOODCHOPPER FAVORITE GENERAL ELECTION DOING FINE SUNDAY MORNING Cindy Jones, spouse and valued training assistant to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots-wintertime-based...

Stakes Recap: Woodchopper Stakes

  MARCHMAN WINS WIRE-TO-WIRE IN WOODCHOPPER Martin Racing Stable’s speedy Marchman proved he had the ability to go two turns when he captured Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes Saturday at about one mile over a Stall-Wilson turf course rated yielding with a wire-to-wire performance at Fair...

Stakes Recap: Pago Hop Stakes

  EDEN PRAIRIE LEADS FIELD THROUGHOUT FG'S PAGO HOP Gaining the advantage just after the break, Lothenbach Stables’   Eden Prairie made the pace with hobby horse early fractions of 26.13 and 52.13 and drew off late for a five and a half-length tally in Friday’s $75,000 Pago Hop at...

Barn Notes; Friday, November 29

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: JOCKEY JAMES GRAHAM OFF TO TORRID START AT FG; AUSTRALIAN ROBERT GELLER GUEST ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING RACE AT FG What a fantastic start jockey James Graham has enjoyed during the opening days of the 2013-2014 season at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots!  Without...

Stakes Recap: Thanksgiving Handicap

GANTRY PREACHES SECOND THANKSGIVING 'CAP WIN AT FGWith main rival Delaunay, owned by Maggi Moss, sidelined by fever earlier in the week,  Brittlyn Stable’s Gantry recorded his second Thanksgiving Handicap  tally in the last three seasons Thursday after finishing second to Delaunay in last...

Stakes Advance: Woodchopper Stakes

  HIS RACE TO WIN, 'ELECTION' VIE IN FG'S WOODCHOPPER Hill ‘N Dale Farm’s General Election, best by a neck in Churchill’s Grade III Jefferson Cup at last asking Sept. 28 and hero of Chicago’s Grade III Arlington Classic last spring, may rule the choice when he faces eight rivals in Saturday’s...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, November 27

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: PESSIN HAS PROMISING PAIR FOR TWO WEEKEND STAKES; STIDHAM UPDATES ON LOVE BLIND AND BROWN ALMIGHTY Veteran trainer Neil Pessin might have a lot to be thankful for at the conclusion of this extended holiday weekend in New Orleans. Following Thursday’s traditional...