Fair Grounds

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Girvin wins the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 25.
In 2014, when Joe Sharp was working as an assistant for trainer Mike Maker, owner Brad Grady gave him the financial backing to go out on his own and begin claiming horses. Next Saturday at Fair Grounds, Sharp and Grady will send out two horses in the ...Full Story >>
March 24, 2017
It's possible – possible, not probable – that trainer Steve Asmussen will wake up Sunday morning having won the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday night with Gun Runner. But win or lose, Asmussen's operation marches on, and he has the most likely ...
March 22, 2017
Trainer Mark Casse already has penciled in Noble Bird for a start April 1 at Fair Grounds in the New Orleans Handicap, and he said he is considering sending a filly, too, for the Fair Grounds Oaks that day.
Yockey's Warrior, the 5-year-old sprinter whose three-race win streak includes a victory at Fair Grounds in the Thanksgiving Handicap, will make his next start in the seven-furlong, $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes April 8 at Keeneland, trainer Al Stall said.
March 20, 2017
At this time the last two years, Chocolate Ride was preparing to start in the Grade 2 Muniz Memorial. But expectations have been scaled back for Chocolate Ride this season, and he runs Thursday in an optional claimer at about a mile on the turf.
After a modest if successful 3-year-old debut in the Silverbulletday Stakes in January, Farrell looked more like the filly who romped to victory last fall in the Grade 2 Golden Rod when she won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Feb. 25 by more than three ...
Local Hero worked six furlongs Monday in 1:12.40, a fast time by Fair Grounds standards, as he prepares to race April 1 in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby.
March 16, 2017
Lacking other appealing options, and with the prospect of a short, shallow field, trainer Bret Calhoun said Thursday that the impressive maiden winner Daria’s Angel is likely to make her next start April 1 in the Fair Grounds Oaks.
Monday at Fair Grounds, Newfound Gold won his first allowance race. Newfound Gold is 10 now and was making his 57th start.
March 13, 2017
It was no surprise seeing Believe in Bertie racing on the lead Saturday in the Red Camelia Stakes. What was surprising was to see the filly rating fairly kindly through an opening half-mile in slower than 50 seconds, then coming home with a sub-23 ...
The 3-year-old filly Stallion Heiress is unbeaten in three starts after winning the $50,000 Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe Memorial on Saturday by 3 1/2 lengths, and trainer Mike Stidham was pleased with Stallion Heiress's more mature performance.