Fair Grounds

Barbara D. Livingston
Francisco Torres won 3,194 races over the course of his career.
Francisco “Cisco” Torres said Saturday he’s retiring from a long and successful but frequently troubled career as a jockey.Full Story >>
December 09, 2017
Mobile Bay overcame a more than nine month layoff to successfully defend his title in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic on Saturday at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the centerpiece of a card featuring 10 divisional stakes worth more than $1 ...
December 07, 2017
With horses set to start in six races, it will be a busy Louisiana Champions Day for trainer Al Stall, and if those horses run to form, it should be a successful one.
Mobile Bay comes into the Louisiana Champions Day Classic a compromised favorite, perhaps vulnerable due to a lack of total race fitness.
December 06, 2017
When she last raced at Fair Grounds, Valadorna was thought to be a candidate for the 2017 Kentucky Oaks. Valadorna didn't make that race, and in fact, after a third-place finish Feb. 25 in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Valadorna didn't start again until ...
Forever Unbridled, who won the Breeders' Cup Distaff in her last start, and Seeking the Soul, who captured the Grade 1 Clark Handicap on Nov. 26, both are galloping daily at Fair Grounds, but no plans have been set for their next races.
Al Stall has gotten off to a great start at the Fair Grounds race meet, and he hopes his hot hand reaches all the way to California this month.
December 04, 2017
Wicked Lick returns to the site of her career peak in an effort to collect an elusive second win.
Chanteline, who has found success since being switched to turf three races ago, likely will continue racing as a 6-year-old in 2018.
Rapid Rhythm is 6 for 6 on the Fair Grounds grass, and she is likely to get a chance at a seventh victory Jan. 6 in the $50,000 Pan Zareta Stakes, trainer Mike Stidham said.
December 03, 2017
Gun Runner began the serious preparation for the last start of his tremendous career when he worked an easy half-mile in 51.40 seconds on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds.