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  • 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.

  • Enterprising comes home strong to capture the Fair Grounds Handicap

    Enterprising Scores in Fair Grounds Handicap

    Maxis Stable's Enterprising stalked favorite Oscar Nominated and gained an advantage in the deep stretch to win the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 by three-quarters of a length to give trainer Mike Maker the exacta for the race.

  • Mo Town wins the 2016 Remsen Stakes

    Mo Town Set for 3-Year-Old Debut in Risen Star

    Firmly landing himself prominently on the charts as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the $200,000 Keeneland September 2015 purchase now looks to make a hit out of his sophomore debut, the Risen Star (G2).

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    Final Horses Out of Isolation at Fair Grounds

    The final horses remaining in the testing protocols for the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have returned two negative tests and have been released back into the general horse population on the backstretch.

  • Valadorna will make her seasonal bow Jan. 27.

    Valadorna Set for Seasonal Bow at Fair Grounds

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner-up in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will make her seasonal bow Jan. 27 against five challengers in an allowance optional claiming test at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Farrell with Channing Hill aboard pulls away at the wire to capture the 25th running of the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.

    Farrell Opens Season With Silverbulletday Victory

    Coffeepot Stables' homebred Farrell picked up a stakes win and 10 more Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points with a 2 3/4 length win in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots.

  • Mo Tom won the 2016 edition of the Lecomte.

    Fair Grounds, Horsemen Rise to Challenge

    Entries for the five stakes races on Saturday's card that also were offered on last year's card total 48. That total of 48 is up five horses from the number of runners in last year's five stakes on Lecomte day.

  • Farrell wins the Nov. 26 Golden Rod at Churchill

    Farrell, Untapped Consider Silverbulletday

    Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Storms Force Fair Grounds to Cancel Final Two Races

    Due to severe storms producing dangerous conditions in the New Orleans area, in the interest of safety the final two races on the Monday, Jan 2 card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have been canceled.

  • Entire Fair Grounds Backstretch Under Quarantine

    Two horses on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots spiked temperatures Jan. 2. As a result of this development, the precautionary step has been taken to place the entirety of the Fair Grounds backstretch under quarantine. 

  • Shareholder Value secures victory Dec. 26 at Fair Grounds

    Amoss Considering Options for Shareholder Value

    Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Shareholder Value impressed many with a swift acceleration Dec. 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, beating winners in a first-level 2-year-old allowance going a mile and 70 yards.

  • A horse trains in the early morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Fair Grounds Barn Quarantined for EHV-1

    Officials with the State of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture have installed a quarantine on Barn 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots after a horse residing in that barn tested positive for equine herpes virus.

  • Fair Grounds Creates Racing Club

    Following the success of the Churchill Downs Racing Club, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has created the Fair Grounds Racing Club, which will offer 200 people a chance to experience the thrills of Thoroughbred racing as an owner.

  • Mobile Bay Turns Tables in LA Classic

    Mobile Bay, second to The Pickett Factor in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes one year ago, turned the tables on that rival and four others in the 1 1/8-mile race for state breds Dec. 10.

  • Fair Grounds Counting Days to Meet Opener

    Live Thoroughbred racing is set to return in New Orleans in just ten days, as Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open for the start of the 145th Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a 3 p.m. Twilight first post. 

  • Fair Grounds to Offer 60 Stakes Races

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • Mo Tom will try to win the Kentucky Derby off a six-week racing break.

    Fresh Horses Plentiful in 2016 Kentucky Derby

    The three trainers of Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runners expected to start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are confident the six weeks between races will not be a problem for their horses.

  • Gun Runner wins the 2016 Risen Star Stakes.

    LA Derby: Gun Runner Faces Greenpointcrusader

    Risen Star (gr. II) winner Gun Runner will take on grade I winner Greenpointcrusader, who last finished second to Mohaymen in the Holy Bull (gr. II), when the two go postward in the March 26 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Airoforce winning Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

    Airoforce Likely Off Kentucky Derby Trail

    Though early indications are John Oxley's Airoforce came out of his 10th-place finish in the Risen Star (gr. II) in good health, trainer Mark Casse said the Colonel John colt is likely off the Triple Crown trail.

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    Fair Grounds Plans Late Meet Purse Increase

    As a result of better than expected pari-mutuel handle and an increase in video poker revenue throughout the meet, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a purse increase effective for the final 14 days of the meet.

  • Risen Star.

    Legends: Risen Star, Pride of Louisiana

    He raced for New Orleans, becoming the pride and joy of anyone who called the bayous home and making Louisiana the capital of the horse racing industry for a brief yet unforgettable period of time.

  • International Star

    International Star Faces Mineshaft Four

    International Star, who last year swept the 3-year-old prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, will reenter the graded ranks Feb. 20 in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.