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  • Kathmanblu and Julien Leparoux take the Rachel Alexandra Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Kathmanblu Rallies to Win Rachel Alexandra S.

    If she wasn't the favorite for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) before, Kathmanblu certainly made a strong case on Feb. 19, as she came from off the pace to win her third consecutive stakes in the $147,000 Rachel Alexandra (gr. III)

  • Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer Out of Mineshaft Handicap

    WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will not be running in the Feb. 19 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, according a press release from the Louisiana track.

  • Jockey Corey Lanerie

    Win Number 3,000 for Jockey Corey Lanerie

    Jockey Corey Lanerie, 36, born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, hit the 3,000-career win milestone Feb. 3 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans with his first mount of the day in the third race of the afternoon.

  • Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap Strike Again takes on 8 in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    Rivals Battle in Col. Bradley Handicap

    Strike Again and Gran Estreno, separated by less than a length last month, are among the top choices for the $100,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Drosselmeyer (far right) finished 3rd in the Louisiana Derby behind Mission Impazible.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Drosselmeyer Could Get One More Chance

    Drosselmeyer, who ran a solid third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 27 but is likely still short on graded earnings to get into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), could take one more shot at getting to the Big Dance

  • Mission Impazible powers home in the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Impazible Hits His Mark in La. Derby

    Twin Creeks Racing Stable's Mission Impazible gave Pletcher yet another major Kentucky Derby contender March 27 when the son of Unbridled's Song overtook a pair of horses in deep stretch to win the $750,000 Louisiana Derby.

  • Downey: At Fair Grounds, It's All Greek to Me

    The early pace will definitively shape the Louisiana Derby, and so we should know after about a half-mile if the closers have a chance to win. Will there be enough early lick for that to happen?

  • Ron the Greek won the Lecomte Stakes on Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.

    Full But Unproven Field Contest La. Derby

    The field for this weekend's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is similar to the recently concluded Florida Derby (gr. I) in one important way: Both major Kentucky Derby preps drew full fields of promising but unproven 3-year-olds.

  • Rachel Alexandra <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Alexandra Covers Half-Mile in :50.40

    Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked an easy half-mile in :50.40 at Fair Grounds the morning of March 22 in her first timed move since her narrow loss to Arnold Zetcher's Zardana in the New Orleans Ladies March 13.

  • Zardana (left) defeats 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

    Zardana Stuns Rachel in Her Season Debut

    Rachel Alexandra was stunned by Zardana, who tackled the reigning Horse of the Year at the top of the stretch and outdueled the heavy favorite to win by three parts of a length in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes.

  • Rachel Alexandra will face 4 in the New Orleans Ladies.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    New Orleans Ladies: So Who Will Rachel Face?

    The connections of Rachel Alexandra admit that the reigning Horse of the Year will not be 100% cranked for her 4-year-old debut, which will come in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 13 at Fair Grounds Races & Slots

  • Rachel Alexandra, pictured here during a previous work at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Rachel Breezes Six Furlongs in 1:14

    Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her furthest workout this season Feb. 24 in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies Stakes, breezing a business-like six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds.

  • Jody Slew (left) takes the Silverbulletday over Quiet Temper.

    Jody Slew Gets Up To Score Silverbulletday

    Jody Slew, who trailed the field after six furlongs, streaked down the middle of the racetrack in a determined stretch drive and caught pacesetter Quiet Temper in the final jump to pull an 8-1 upset in the Silverbulletday.

  • Rachel Alexandra posted her fourth workout of 2010 when she covered five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 over a fast track at Fair Grounds Race Course Feb. 18.

    Rachel, Zenyatta Work Toward 2010 Debuts

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her fourth workout of 2010 when she covered five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Fair Grounds while Zenyatta drilled six furlongs in 1:14 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park.

  • Friesan Fire won the Louisiana Handicap on January 23.

    Friesan Fire Favored in Mineshaft

    The first three finishers in the Jan. 23 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds are set to battle again in the Feb. 20 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at the same 1 1/16-mile distance over the New Orleans oval.

  • Jody Slew scored her first black-type victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.

    Jody Slew Looking for Second Straight Stakes

    Four contenders from the Jan. 23 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds -- including winner Jody Slew -- are set to meet again in the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) at the New Orleans, La. track Feb. 20.

  • Trainer Clark Hanna (right)

    Maximus Ruler Will Miss Risen Star

    Don Benge's Maximus Ruler, runner-up in the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) last month and an expected starter in this weekend's Risen Star (gr. II) -- both at Fair Grounds -- will miss the race because of a bruise on his foot