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Trainer Brad Cox Tops 148th Racing Season At Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots returned to the traditional Thanksgiving Day opening for the start of the 148th racing season, but the meet concluded six racing days prior to the scheduled March 29 closing date due to a “stay-home” order issued by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, following public health concerns in relation to […]

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Wells Bayou Debuts On NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Wells Bayou capped a huge day for trainer Brad Cox when he captured the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 21 and the son of Lookin At Lucky also caught the eye of voters by earning 121 points to enter the top ten in the seventh position in this week’s National Thoroughbred […]

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Rescheduled Arkansas Derby Could Be An Option For Wells Bayou

Louisiana Derby winner Wells Bayou exited Saturday’s race in good condition, the Fair Grounds’ leading trainer Brad Cox told drf.com on Sunday. The 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with his victory, the Run for the Roses has been delayed until Sept. 5. One option […]

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Bonny South Blows By Rivals In Fair Grounds Oaks

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Bonny South made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, circling the field and pulling away to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was sent to post at odds of 6-1 off a pair of wins in allowance company from three starts. Ridden by […]

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Factor This Goes All The Way In Muniz Memorial

Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This made it back to back graded stakes wins at the Fair Grounds this winter when he captured Saturday’s Grade 2 Muniz Memorial. Winner of the Fair Grounds Handicap last month, the 5-year-old son of The Factor wired the Muniz field for a four-length victory. He completed nine furlongs over the […]

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Stidham ‘Looking For A Big Effort’ From Synchrony In Muniz Memorial

Through a career that has now gone on longer than several of his rivals have been alive, a trip to Fair Grounds has always managed to serve as the litmus test to determine where Synchrony’s form lies. It was over the New Orleans track where the 7-year-old son of Tapit earned his first win on […]

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Night Ops Prevails In Sloppy Essex Handicap

Steve Landers’ Night Ops earned the first stakes win of his career on Saturday, grinding out a one-length victory in the $350,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. Sent off at odds of 6-1, the 4-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward has now won two races in a row at the Hot Springs oval. Trained by Brad […]

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Shedaresthedevil ‘Getting Better Every Day,’ Will Aim For Fantasy Before Kentucky Oaks

A Feb. 15 first-level allowance race at Oaklawn not only produced a starter for Saturday’s $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies, it produced the winner, too. Shedaresthedevil, under the patient handling of Joe Talamo, split horses near the sixteenth pole en route to a three-quarter length victory over favored Alta’s Award in the major […]

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Three Technique To Be Ridden By Luis Saez In Rebel

Two leading candidates for the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 14 completed major preparations for the 1 1/16-mile race on a sunny Saturday morning at Oaklawn. Three Technique worked a half-mile in :48.80 for trainer Jeremiah Englehart, while Wells Bayou went the same distance in :48.40 for trainer Brad Cox. Both horses […]

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