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  • Noble Indy (inside) fights off Lone Sailor to capture the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course

    Noble Indy Takes Louisiana Derby

    The already loaded slate of classic contenders on the roster for WinStar Farm got another boost March 24 when Noble Indy, the son of Take Charge Indy owned in partnership with Repole Stable, fought off Lone Sailor to win the Louisiana Derby.

  • Jeff Bloom celebrates Midnight Bisou’s win in the Santa Ynez Stakes

    Bloom Racing Flourishing at Every Point of Call

    Not only does his Bloom Racing have a leading contender for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou, it has a Kentucky Derby candidate in Snapper Sinclair, who starts in the March 24 Twinspires Louisiana Derby (G2).

  • Bravazo (outside) edges Snapper Sinclair to win the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course

    Bravazo Scores the Upset in Risen Star Stakes

    In his second start this year and third crack against graded stakes company, Bravazo tracked pacesetter Snapper Sinclair every step of the way and got his best stride down when it counted to win the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.

  • Forever Unbridled is under consideration for a Dubai World Cup run at Meydan

    Forever Unbridled Posts First Breeze of 2018

    Charles Fipke's homebred Forever Unbridled recorded her first serious move since earning the Eclipse Award for champion older dirt female when she turned in a half-mile breeze at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 3.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Set for Thursday Flight to Florida

    Gun Runner came out of his impressive Jan. 14 workout at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in fine order and now awaits a Jan. 18 flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Larry Jones has a trio of 3-year-olds primed for the first Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifier in Louisiana

    Jones Primes Trio for Lecomte Stakes

    Trainer Larry Jones can't help but speak blessings of his three contenders for the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) coming up Jan. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the first of the Louisiana oval's three prep races Road To The Kentucky Derby.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Sets Track Ablaze in Latest Work

    With frigid weather looming in New Orleans, trainer Steve Asmussen wanted a little something extra from Gun Runner during his weekly workout Sunday in preparation for Gulfstream Park's $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

  • Valadorna and Brian Hernandez Jr. gallop home to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes

    Valadorna an Easy Winner in Tiffany Lass

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Valadorna coasted home an easy winner in the $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 26. The win was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who is grade 1-placed. 

  • Farrell won this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

    Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

  • Girvin comes home strong to win the Louisiana Derby

    Girvin Reigns in Louisiana Derby

    Girvin booked his trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (G1) with a 1 1/4-length victory over Patch in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Enterprising holds off Kasaqui to take the Muniz Memorial Handicap

    Enterprising Digs in to Win Muniz

    Maxis Stable's Enterprising once again found himself in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner's circle with a determined win April 1 in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).

  • Shaun Bridgmohan celebrates his 3,000th win

    Shaun Bridgmohan Notches Win No. 3,000

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan earned his 3,000th victory April 1, when he guided Allied Racing Stable's Brad Cox-trained Inveniam Viam to a  3 1/4-length victory in the day's first race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Gunnevera works five furlongs 1:01 4/5 over the main track at Gulfstream Park West

    Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

    Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works.

  • Farrell looks out from her stall at Fair Grounds March 18

    Farrell Fires Five-Furlong Bullet

    Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell turned in an impressive move in her preparations for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), drilling a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 18.

  • Farrell counts the Golden Rod Stakes and Rachel Alexandra Stakes (both G2) among her wins

    Farrell, Valadorna Get Back to Work

    Potential Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contenders Farrell and Valadorna breezed March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Farrell drilled a half-mile in :49 3/5, while Valadorna went in :49 1/5.

  • I'm a Chatterbox

    Jones Ready to Try I'm a Chatterbox on Turf

    Before Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred broke through to win her first stakes in the 2015 Silverbulletday, the plan was to make her a grass horse, but the eight-length score was enough to convince Jones to keep her on dirt.

  • Girvin wins the Risen Star Stakes

    Girvin Upsets Risen Star Stakes

    The Risen Star Stakes (G2) became an unlikely coming out party for Brad Grady's Girvin when he captured the $400,000 test by two lengths over Untrapped, earning 50 qualifying points on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.