Fair Grounds

TODAY February 28, 2015
When strategizing during the running of a race, jockeys do take into account exactly whom it is they are accounting for. Keep the favorite in your sites. Don’t worry too much about the massive longshots. And maybe that is why the eight jockeys not ...
YESTERDAY February 27, 2015
Veteran jockey Francisco Torres, who decided at the last minute to ride at Fair Grounds this season, is having a strong meet. Through Thursday, Torres stood in fourth place in the jockeys’ standings with 52 victories from 327 mounts.
Joe Sharp, who has been winning races at a high rate since going out on his own as a trainer six months ago, has kicked into overdrive recently at Fair Grounds.
Grand Contender, whose last 12 starts came in stakes races, drops to optional-claiming company in the $42,000 feature on a 10-race card Sunday at Fair Grounds.
February 26, 2015
A pair of $60,000 turf stakes, the Dixie Poker Ace for older Louisiana-breds and the Black Gold Stakes for 3-year-olds, highlight the 10-race Saturday program at Fair Grounds.
February 24, 2015
Trainer Larry Jones, who swept the Rachel Alexandra Stakes exacta on Saturday, said Sunday that victorious I’m a Chatterbox is likely for the Fair Grounds Oaks on March 28, while plans are less certain for runner-up Lovely Maria.
Not one, not two, not three, but four allowance races dot the nine-race Fair Grounds card on Thursday, but Mother Nature seems bound to throw a monkey wrench into the works. There’s a 100-percent chance of rain Wednesday, with as much as two inches ...
Chocolate Ride, who won the Fair Grounds Handicap on Saturday, is an intended starter in the March 28 Mervin Muniz Handicap at Fair Grounds, while the race’s fast-closing runner-up, Glenard, is considered possible for the race.
Wireless Future, the Fair Grounds-based 3-year-old who has three wins at the meet, will be redirected from the Black Gold Stakes this coming weekend at Fair Grounds to the Spiral Stakes on March 22 at Turfway, trainer Tom Amoss said Monday.
February 23, 2015
Marcus Hersh ranks the top 3-year-old males and fillies pointing to races at Fair Grounds.