Emily Shields
Bravazo gets up outside of Snapper Sinclair in the last stride to win the Risen Star Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds.
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January 03, 2018
Most years the Lecomte Stakes is a relatively quiet point of departure toward the Risen Star Stakes in February and the Louisiana Derby at the end of the Fair Grounds meeting. Not this year.
December 31, 2017
Pound for Pound pulled a 21-1 upset Sunday at Fair Grounds, edging the Grade 1-placed Givemeaminit by a neck in the $104,930 colts-and-geldings division of the Louisiana Futurity. It was another three lengths back to Greeley Went West in third.
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner put in a major work at his Fair Grounds base Sunday as he continues preparations for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
December 30, 2017
Mr. Misunderstood closed out a memorable year Saturday when he won his fifth consecutive stakes race in the $75,000 Woodchopper at Fair Grounds.
December 29, 2017
Jockey Florent Geroux will be off his mounts at Fair Grounds through at least Monday following the death of his father, Dominique Geroux. The elder Geroux died Friday morning in France, according to Doug Bredar, agent for Florent Geroux.
December 27, 2017
Forever Unbridled, the Breeders' Cup Distaff winner last month at Del Mar, remains in training at Fair Grounds, but no plans – either for retirement or racing – have yet been made for the 5-year-old mare, trainer Dallas Stewart said.
Valadorna knocked out the first stakes win of her career Tuesday at Fair Grounds in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes. “Now we can think about taking on the big girls,” trainer Mark Casse said.
Trainer Mark Casse will have two fillies, Heavenly Love and Wonder Gadot, in New Orleans for the first 3-year-old dirt-route stakes of the Fair Grounds season on Jan. 13, but both might not run in the same race.
December 26, 2017
Valadorna finished second in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, but what she had not done before Tuesday was win a stakes race. Valadorna filled that résumé gap in style, capturing the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds by 3 1/2 lengths.
December 17, 2017
Cooptado, winner of the Tenacious Stakes on Saturday, won’t run back in the Louisiana Stakes and will be pointed to longer dirt races next year, trainer Tom Morley told Fair Grounds publicit