Fair Grounds

YESTERDAY February 08, 2016
Allow Masquerade an easy lead, and she’s not easy to run down on the Fair Grounds turf course. Hooked and cooked Jan. 17 in the Marie Krantz Memorial, Masquerade, dropped in for a $62,500 claiming price in a turf route that’s also open to third-level ...
Shotgun Kowboy, the winner of the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and seventh last out in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill last fall, could make his 4-year-old debut Feb. 20 in the Grade 3, $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap.
Trainer Mark Casse on Sunday confirmed that Airoforce, an Eclipse Award finalist for champion 2-year-old male of 2015, will ship from south Florida to New Orleans next week to make his 3-year-old debut Feb. 20 in the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes.
The Mardi Gras revelers will have about run out of steam when older filly and mare turf sprinters take to the track late Tuesday afternoon at Fair Grounds for the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes. And if the field that was entered mainly holds together, the ...
February 05, 2016
Trainer Ronny Werner was based for years at Fair Grounds during the winter. This season, he’s stabled in Florida, but he found success in New Orleans anyway when the shipper Pancake, Werner’s first Fair Grounds starter this season, led most of the way ...
Ahh Chocolate ended her 3-year-old campaign on a high note and has trainer Neil Howard enthused about the start of her 4-year-old campaign. The winner of the Grade 2 Falls City at Churchill Downs last November, Ahh Chocolate had her first published ...
Winning the Keith Gee Memorial last Sunday on turf, the 3-year-old colt One Mean Man, trained by Bernie Flint, provided the most recent success stemming from the mating of the stallion Mizzen Mast and the mare Abbeyville Miss.
Sunday’s feature at Fair Grounds, a first-level turf allowance at about a mile, drew a full field of 14 older fillies and mares plus an also-eligible. Handicappers will be straining to make sense of this wide-open competition, the eighth race on a ...
As the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 20 approaches, Harold Joseph said that he'll be thinking about the champion for whom the final Louisiana Derby prep is named. That's only natural. In 1988, when Risen Star won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, ...
February 04, 2016
Bourbon Cowboy will race without blinkders for the first time in eight starts, and a more relaxed trip plus improvement in his second race after the layoff could land Bourbon Cowboy in the winner's circle in Saturday's sixth race at Fair Grounds.