Fair Grounds Race Course

Trainer Morris Nicks Announces Retirement

Following a successful training career that spanned over five decades, Morris Nicks has announced his retirement. A two-time graded stakes winning trainer, Nicks saddled winners at such caliber like Run Johnny, who took the Grade III Aristides Handicap at Churchill Downs in 1999 as well as Golden Sonata the winner of Oaklawn Park’s Gr. III Oaklawn Breeders’ […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Diez Tresañeros Por Los 100 Puntos Clasificatorios Del Louisiana Derby

Una verdad irrefutable: el potro que gane este sábado el Louisiana Derby (G2, $1,000,000) tendrá un cupo asegurado para el Kentucky Derby (G1). La carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará en el óvalo de Fair Grounds otorga 100 puntos al vencedor, y con su premiación se ha convertido en una de las preparatorias más […]

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Mom’s On Strike Looking For Fifth Win In A Row In New Orleans Ladies

Brad Grady and Carl R Moore Management’s Mom’s On Strike will put her undefeated record over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Stall-Wilson Turf Course on the line in Saturday’s $50,000 New Orleans Ladies Overnight Stakes, which is run at a mile-and-a-sixteenth. Trained by Joe Sharp, the 5-year-old daughter of First Dude enters the New Orleans Ladies […]

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Amoss Taking A Shot At ‘Legacy’ Louisiana Derby Win With Lone Sailor

In trainer Tom Amoss’s 30 plus years of training Thoroughbreds, the New Orleans native has found a great deal of success at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which includes 11 training titles at the track. Winning the Louisiana Derby, however, is still something on the list awaiting a check mark. On Saturday, March 24, […]

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Forever Unbridled ‘Maintaining Herself’ With Penultimate Breeze Before Dubai World Cup

Champion Older Dirt Mare Forever Unbridled turned in her second to last breeze in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse  on Friday morning over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track. The 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song went five furlongs in 1:00.60, the third fastest of 37 recorded works at […]

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Success And Downturns In Oil Industry Have An Impact On Louisiana’s Horse Racing Industry

There are several oil rigs located off the coast of Louisiana, and a booming oil industry – or one that hit some ‘rough waters’ – has an impact on the state’s horse racing industry, according to a report by KLFY-10 News. According to the news station, the recent downturn in the oil industry has had an […]

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Bloodlines: Rachel Alexandra Winner Drums Up Hopeful Beat For Sire

A young stallion with his future on the brink and an older, proven star of the stallion ranks sired the winners of the two important 3-year-old preps at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 17. The once-beaten Monomoy Girl is a second-crop daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar, whose offspring so invigorated […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Goes For Sixth Consecutive Stakes Win In G3 Fair Grounds Handicap

Staton Flurry’s Mr. Misunderstood will look to keep two good things going in Saturday’s Gr. III $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Archarcharch will be going for a sixth consecutive stakes victory as well as a continuous perfect record on grass when he emerges from post six at odds of 3-1 for the […]

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Instilled Regard Surge Como Favorito Este Sábado En El Risen Star Stakes

El Risen Star Stakes (G2, $400,000) reviste una gran importancia en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1), ya que el ganador obtiene 50 puntos que pudieran asegurar su participación en la histórica competencia. La edición de este año, a disputarse en 1700 metros en la pista de Fair Grounds, reunió a diez aspirantes con Instilled […]

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Wonder Gadot, Monomoy Girl Headline Talented Field Of Eight In G2 Rachel Alexandra

A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4 finishers points according to […]

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