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Fair Grounds Stars Rachel Alexandra, Asmussen Win Big at Eclipse Awards

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Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner stabled in New Orleans, was named Horse of the Year at the conclusion of Monday’s 39th annual Eclipse Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The legendary filly’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen, an eight-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds, also won an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Trainer, the second consecutive year he has taken home that honor.

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