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Thanksgiving Reservations Available in Black Gold Room

Even though the Clubhouse is booked solid, it’s not too late to get a reservation for the famous Thanksgiving Dinner at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday, Nov. 26. For the first time, Fair Grounds will offer its Thanksgiving Dinner in the Black Gold Room, the private event space on...

Handicapping 101 - The Old School Way

Handicapping is an art that takes years to develop.  Some people try for years and years and never get it right, no matter how hard they work at it.  How many times have you heard someone say that they picked five winners and still lost money.  What's up with that?  The key to being a successful...

Dancin Perfect Performs in Friday Feature

Good Tyme Racing and Richard Ringo’s Dancin Perfect took command shortly after the start and never relinquished that lead when capturing Friday’s $47,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds by one length under a well-judged ride by jockey Shane Sellers. As the choice of the fans, Dancin Perfect...

Summer Bird Trainer Ice Eyes Mild Upset in Saturday's Mister Sulu

Like a sudden cold front of Arctic air, trainer Tim Ice blasted his way to national prominence in the world of Thoroughbred racing this year by conditioning the sophomore sensation Summer Bird to win both the Belmont Stakes and the Travers. This Saturday in New Orleans, Ice will try to capture the...

Brisnet Prime Power Overlays.

One of the most consistently successful handicapping figures to be found anywhere is the Brisnet Prime Power rating. Over a long period of time the top rated runner on Prime Power has maintained a 31 percent strike rate. However, overlays can often be found by not only using the top ranked runner...

Classy Deelites Tepid Top Choice in Saturday's Mr. Sulu

Moran Racing Stable’s Classy Deelites, hero of last summer’s $100,000 Attaway Darbonne Memorial at Evangeline Downs on the Fourth of July, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice in Saturday’s $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes at Fair Grounds. The Mr. Sulu, observing its second running, is...

Let's Go Blogging

A couple of weeks ago Jim Mulvihill, the new Director of Communications, asked me if I would be interested in writing for this blog.  Without hesitation I immediately said I'd love to, but I'm ashamed to say that I really wasn't sure what a blog is.  I did some investigating and I think I am now...

Using Brisnet Run Styles

One of the most important chores of a handicapper is to figure out how the race is going to unfold and which horses are likely to be at an advantage or disadvantage depending on the flow of the race. A quick and easy method of picturing how a race is going to be run can be found by looking at the...

Brisnet Spot Plays for Wednesday at Churchill

Racing resumes at Churchill on Wednesday with a 10 races filled with contentious fields. With the help of the Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances some condenders that may offer value at the windows are found. Race 1. The Prime Power pick in this one mile maiden claimer is #3 Metro Devil who is 5/1...

$13,800 to be Given Away for Anniversary Weekend, Nov. 13-15

Win a share of $13,800 in cash prizes to be given away this weekend as part of the First Anniversary of the Slots facility and the 138th anniversary of Thoroughbred racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Guests who visit the Slots from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have the...