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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...

Two Week Review

We've run six days of this meet and the battle lines have been drawn and teams have been established. The jockey's race is going to be interesting, to say the least. Shane Sellers and Corey Lanerie have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with. They're both off to good starts and so are...

Brisnet Pedigree and Trainer Stats for First Time Starters.

With often few running lines to analyze handicapping maiden races can be a hard task for horseplayers. However, the Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances include a wide range of trainer and pedigree statistics that can make this task easier and more profitable. A few examples are seen on Thursday's...

Frankel Remembered Fondly by Fair Grounds Horsemen

Members of the racing community based at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots paused Monday to share fond memories of Bobby Frankel, the Hall of Fame trainer who died that morning from complications of lymphoma. Though based in Southern California, horses trained by Frankel won all four of the...

"Jumping The Counter"

If you spend any time around the race track the first thing you will notice is the slangs and incorrect English we use on a regular basis. If someone asks a trainer "How'd you run in the 5th?", if he finished 1st you probably would hear him answer "we win it". If you ask a...