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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

  • El Caballo pulls away to victory in the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap.

    Col. Bradley 'Cap: El Caballo Sharp in Return

    James Spence's El Caballo shook off a more than seven-month layoff to earn his first stakes victory, as he rolled to an easy 3 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.

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    Classic-Placed Denis of Cork Retired

    Mr. and Mrs. William Warren's Denis of Cork, who was third in the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and second in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired, trainer David Carroll said Jan. 22.

  • El Caballo (yellow silks) was second by a nose in the Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap last March at Fair Grounds.

    Several Ways To Go in Bradley Handicap

    James Spence's El Caballo, a grade II runner-up last year, returns off a seven-month layoff as the 121-pound high weight in the $100,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.

  • Fair Grounds to Offer Night Racing

    A new night racing experience with specialty drinks, live music by The Wise Guys, and charbroiled oysters will take place at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on three Friday nights.

  • NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Fair Grounds

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • Fair Grounds Cancels Dec. 13 Program

    Live racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was cancelled Dec. 13 due to unsafe track conditions. The state and track stewards made the final decision about 10:30 a.m. CDT.

  • Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans.

    Star Guitar, Others Seek Louisiana Repeats

    Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans when he goes forward in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

  • Friesan Fire Third in Fair Grounds Allowance

    Friesan Fire, sent off as the favorite in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), finished third in a Fair Grounds allowance contest in his first race back since the Preakness (gr. I).

  • Churchill Downs Inc. CEO and president Robert Evans

    Evans: We Believe We Must Win Slots Battle

    Although Churchill Downs Inc. posted a slight increase in revenue during the second quarter of 2009 despite the depressed economic picture with the U.S., the racetrack operating company's president and CEO said the "results from our racing operations were disappointing."

  • Churchill Posts Slight Increase in Earnings

    Churchill Downs Inc. released its second-quarter results after the close of the stock market July 29, with a slight increase in earnings due to its advance deposit wagering system and slot-machine gaming.

  • Shane Sellers

    Shane Sellers to Return to Riding July 2

    Jockey Shane Sellers is set to make his return to racing July 2 after a 4 1/2- year hiatus from the sport when he'll be aboard Ide Ball trained by former rider Mark Guidry in the first race at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • CDI: We're Rebuilding Racing, but Need Slots

    Despite growth in its online pari-mutuel wagering and Louisiana slots operations, the top executive of Churchill Downs Inc. said May 7 the company is not ignoring its racing properties, but needs legislative help to keep them viable entities.

  • CDI: Revenues Up, Earnings Down

    Citing the absence of insurance payments received in 2008, Churchill Downs Inc. reported a net loss of $4.8 million in the first quarter of the year, but said a 12% increase in net revenues were attributed to strength in its Louisiana gaming business and on-line wagering operation.