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  • Casino  Host wins the Mervin Muniz Jr. Handicap.

    Casino Host Hits Muniz Memorial Jackpot

    Casino Host, with a well-timed ride by John Velazquez, closed with determination on the outside to post a half-length win in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds April 1.

  • Nates Mineshaft wins the New Orleans Handicap.

    Track Mark for Nates Mineshaft in New Orleans

    Front-running Nates Mineshaft took all of the drama out of the $396,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) April 1 at Fair Grounds, running away from the field at odds of 9-1 while setting a track record in the process.

  • Risen Star winner El Padrino

    El Padrino's Owner Ready to Meet Union Rags

    Nobody would have blamed the connections of Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner El Padrino if they had chosen to return to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots rather than staying in Florida to face Union Rags in the Florida Derby.

  • THS: Florida Derby

    Jason and Tom handicap the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby.

  • Smart Bid won the 2011 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap by a nose.

    Smart Bid Seeks Mervin Muniz Memorial Repeat

    Smart Bid, who has claimed both of his graded stakes wins over the Fair Grounds turf course, will try to defend his Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) title against nine others in the $400,000 turf race on April 1

  • Mission Impazible won the New Orleans Handicap in 2011.

    Big Names Clash in New Orleans Handicap

    The $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is the headliner on Fair Grounds' April 1 program, but the biggest names and most talented horses may be running on the undercard in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski Sizzles at Fair Grounds

    Larry Jones' two top 3-year-olds, Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling, were both sent out on separate five-furlong works March 20 at Fair Grounds in preparation for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on April 1.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg

    Van Berg to Assist in Fundraiser for Perrodin

    When the devastating news concerning the health issues of recently retired jockey E.J. Perrodin became public, Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg was one of the first people to volunteer his help.

  • Running for Remember Me Rescue

    After a near-death experience last year, horsewoman Carmel Heitzman decided to run the Mardi Gras Marathon and raised more than $8,500 for Remember Me Rescue.

  • Thiskyhasnolimit

    Surgery Successful on Thiskyhasnolimit

    Thiskyhasnolimit, who suffered a fracture to his right front cannon bone during the Feb. 25 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, underwent successful surgery Feb. 26 and has a good prognosis for recovery.

  • Havre de Grace

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    Havre de Grace Drills Bullet at Fair Grounds

    Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, preparing for her 2012 bow in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 seconds flat over the track Feb. 26.

  • El Padrino (left) outfinishes Mark Valeski to win the Risen Star.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9818527%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    El Padrino Edges Mark Valeski in Risen Star

    El Padrino, the highly-touted 3-year-old from the barn of Todd Pletcher, proved he was worthy of the hype Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds when he outdueled Mark Valeski by a nose to win the $300,000 Risen Star (gr. II).

  • Believe You Can

    Believe You Can Seeks Another FG Victory

    The first three finishers in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will square off again at the Louisiana track when they return for the Feb. 25 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III).

  • New TwinSpires.com Triple Crown Contest

    TwinSpires.com, Churchill Downs Incorporated's advanced deposit wagering network, has launched the "Triple Crown Showdown" contest for its customers during the Triple Crown season.

  • Fair Grounds Cancels After Race 5

    The live racing program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was canceled after the fifth race Feb. 18 due to torrential rain.

  • Mr. Bowling holds off Z Dager to take the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9802309%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Bowling a Determined Lecomte Winner

    Brereton Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling delivered a game effort in his 3-year-old debut, turning back Z Dager and Shared Property in an exciting finish to win the $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds.

  • Dubious Miss takes on seven in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8897569%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dubious Miss Seeks Breakthrough in 'Bradley

    Eight-year-old gelding Dubious Miss has been close to winning graded stakes numerous times on Fair Grounds' turf course, and he will be given another shot Jan. 21 when he takes on seven in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

  • Shared Property won the Arlington-Washington Futurity in 2011.

    Triple Crown Prospects Line Up For Lecomte

    The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.

  • Pants On Fire outfights Nehro to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Pants On Fire Burns 'Macho Man in La. Derby

    Pants On Fire, the lesser-regarded half of a coupled entry for George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly Breen, outdueled favored Mucho Macho Man and held off longshot Nehro to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Mission Impazible pulls away from the rest in the New Orleans Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9465100%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Impazible Returns to Winning Ways

    Mission Impazible, who scored the biggest win of his career at Fair Grounds exactly a year ago, returned to his winning ways with a victory over a strong field in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) on March 26.

  • HRTV to Air World Cup, Louisiana Derby

    For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.