Fair Grounds

Susie Raisher
Forever Unbridled after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 to secure an Eclipse Award.
Forever Unbridled had another major workout Friday in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. Full Story >>
YESTERDAY February 23, 2018
Stronger Than Ever, winner of the Jan. 13 Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds, will make her next start March 10 at Oaklawn Park in the Honeybee Stakes, trainer Ken McPeek said Friday. McPeek said he plans to send Eskimo Kisses, an impressive ...
In England, a race meeting can be as short as one day. Jockeys travel from racecourse to racecourse, and except for those at the top, it's a struggle to get on enough winners, given the paucity of day-to-day purse money, to make a good living.
February 22, 2018
In the featured ninth race at Fair Grounds on Saturday, Arklow will make his first start since Aug. 4 and will try to stake his claim as Synchrony's rival in the March 24 Mervin Muniz Handicap.
February 21, 2018
Neither the 3-year-old filly Chocolate Martini nor the 3-year-old colt Dark Templar broke the clock, but both at least ran decently in winning first-level, dirt-route allowances Sunday and Monday at Fair Grounds.
Trainer Mark Casse hopes Holding Gold gets invited to the party in Dubai. Holding Gold's first start in 2018, the Col. Power Stakes on Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds, produced an encouraging half-length win over the up-and-coming Will Call, and if things go ...
The five-week break between the Rachel Alexandra Stakes and the Fair Grounds Oaks is long enough that horses can start in both races without fear of a strong showing in the first leading to regression in the second.
February 19, 2018
Kentucky Derby: Risen Star analysis
February 18, 2018
Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair, longshots both, were separated by a short nose Saturday in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, and they probably will meet again here March 24 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby.
It’s important to remember that the road to the Kentucky Derby is not linear. We are not going to have a Derby prep season that sequentially builds on what previously transpired in terms of quality and strength. Sure, it would be nice if things were ...
February 17, 2018
Synchrony tore through the homestretch under Joe Bravo and whipped past 13-10 favorite Mr. Misunderstood to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap by two lengths Saturday.