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Jays Wildcat Wins Sunday's Juvenile Prep

Harris Hughey’s Jays Wildcat pressed the pace briefly before taking command leaving the backstretch and then drew off late for a 1 1/2-length score in Sunday’s feature at Fair Grounds – a prep race for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Dec. 12. The winner, a 2-year-old...

Can Tempo Five Trump Thursday's Thanksgiving 'Cap Rivals?

Euroears vs. Sok Sok.  Is Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap a two-horse race? New Orleans native Tom Amoss, Fair Grounds nine-time trainer champion and the conditioner who will saddle Hunter Run Stable’s Tempo Five in Thursday’s Turkey Day feature, was asked...

Euroears Seeks Return to Glory, Sok Sok Seeks Repeat on Thanksgiving Day

Intriguing Euroears, easily the most consistent quality Thoroughbred to race during the Fair Grounds season two years ago, seeks a return to that glory in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Handicap. Savorthetime Stables’ Sok Sok, winner of last year’s Thanksgiving Handicap, is capable of providing strong...

Euroears Seeks Return to Glory, Sok Sok Seeks Repeat in Thanksgiving Handicap

Intriguing Euroears, easily the most consistent quality Thoroughbred to race during the Fair Grounds season two years ago, seeks a return to that glory in Thursday’s 84th running of Fair Grounds’ tradition-rich $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap. Owned by James and Marilyn Helzer and trained by Bret...

Sheza Sexy A.P. Wins Saturday Feature in Prep for Lassie

Tri-Star Racing’s Sheza Sexy A.P., never far back, responded to the urging of jockey Jamie Theriot when set down for the drive to win Saturday’s six-furlong prep for the upcoming $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie at Fair Grounds on Dec. 12 by a half-length. Trained by Wes Hawley, who was...

The Lucky Charm

Everybody has heard of Ukranian comedian Yakov Smirnoff. One of his famous quotes is about this country and what it has to offer. He's often heard saying, "America - what a country". I know someone, right here at the Fair Grounds, that most defintely feels the same way. Jockey James...

Lite the Cigar Lites Up Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Lite the Cigar made or forced the pace throughout Friday’s Fair Grounds grass feature before earning a three-quarter-length score in the prep for the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf Dec. 12. Ridden by Jesse Campbell and trained by Jim Hudson, the 4-year-old...

Calhoun Hopeful for Euroears of Old in Thanksgiving Handicap

Two seasons ago at Fair Grounds, James and Marilyn Helzer’s Euroears won the $100,000 F. W. Gaudin Memorial in January on the main track, the $100,000 Colonel Power in February over the Stall-Wilson turf course and the $200,000 Duncan Kenner Stakes in March after switching back to the dirt. That...

Brisnet Nuggets for Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Race 1. #10 LA BIEN ROSE is the morning line favorite and looks like a solid play. Taking a large drop in class La Bien Rose will have blinkers added for her first attempt at a route. Her trainer, David Carroll wins at a rate of 12 percent (ROI +4.42) when he adds blinkers and at 25 percent ROI (+...

Hunt for Candie Coupling Heads Saturday Feature

Daniel Lynch and Merrill Scherer’s Hunt for Candie, clearly best when breaking her maiden for $45,000 locally Nov. 8, is coupled with that same partnership’s Oh Whata Holiday, who broke her maiden in her first and only start last Aug. 26 at Presque Isle Downs, and that Merrill Scherer-trained pair...