The Fair Grounds route to the Kentucky Derby culminates on Saturday with the 105th running of the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. This final-round prep offers 100 points to the winner and 40 points to the runner-up, virtually guaranteeing both of those ...Full Story >>
February 17, 2018
Mom’s On Strike won her fourth race in a row Saturday, capturing the $75,000 Albert M. Stall Memorial Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths with a powerful late rally.
The Player, trying blinkers for the first time, wins the Grade 3, $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap by 4 1/4 lengths.
Holding Gold won the $50,000 Colonel Power Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds in his first start of 2018.
If the road to the March 24 Louisiana Derby were a double elimination tournament, the featured eighth race Monday at Fair Grounds would be a game in the loser's bracket.
February 16, 2018
Tiger Moth, who won the Houston Ladies Classic on Jan. 28 with a career-best performance, will make her next start March 17 in the Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn with an eye toward the Grade 1 Apple Blossom there, trainer Brad Cox said.
Trainer Brad Cox's ever-advancing racing stable has attracted a new client of international renown – Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.
The champion older dirt mare of 2017, Forever Unbridled, turned in a major workout Friday at Fair Grounds as she prepares for the Dubai World Cup on March 31.
February 15, 2018
As CEO of MGM, Gary Barber is a key player in the entertainment business. “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot, was one of the biggest, most entertaining hits of the 2017 movie season. It makes perfect sense, therefore, that Barber should own a filly of ...
February 14, 2018
It's winter in New Orleans, and the French expatriate Florent Geroux should be right at home in America's most French city. This is Geroux's fifth Fair Grounds meet. He was the leading rider here the last two. Yet this is a season of change for Geroux.
Jersey Joe Bravo is having a good go of things during his first winter riding in the Big Easy.