Fair Grounds

March 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL STAR became the first horse to win four Kentucky Derby scoring races, and he completed a sweep of the three Derby preps at Fair Grounds with this victory in the Louisiana Derby. He won the Lecomte in January and the Risen Star in February ...
With a quarter-mile to run in the New Orleans Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds, the longshot Call Me George, with James Graham aboard, was running in last place.
March 28, 2015
If there is one thing Ken Ramsey lives for, one thing that drives him more than anything, it’s his desire to stand in the winner’s circle on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs following the day’s featured race. He’s had several shots at it, ...
The 5-year-old gelding Chocolate Ride, the claim that just keeps giving for trainer Brad Cox and owner John Wentworth, paid off again Saturday with a course record-setting victory in the Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds.
First she won on the lead. Then she won by rallying from last. On Saturday, I’m a Chatterbox had a new trick up her girth as she stalked the pace.
March 27, 2015
A pair of old friends spent a day at the races here Thursday. Ray Sibille, the former jockey, was running a horse he trains in the final race. Eddie Delahoussaye, the former jockey and Sibille’s best friend, came along for the afternoon.
The multiple stakes-winning mare La Tia has been retired and will be bred to Candy Ride, according to the Fair Grounds publicity department.
Trainer Larry Jones has had two top 3-year-old fillies here this meet in I’m a Chatterbox and Lovely Maria, but when it came down to final preps for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, he decided to try to divide and conquer.
Fair Grounds heads into its closing day card Sunday in a far better position than a year ago, when problems with the turf course were among several issues that raised the ire of horsemen.
March 25, 2015
I'm a Chatterbox went off at 8-1 when she led all the way to win the Silverbulletday Stakes by eight lengths, and she was a 3-1 favorite when she stormed from behind to win the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra by 2 1/2 lengths.