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Fair Grounds: Special Fat Tuesday Card Features $175,567 Black Gold 5 Carryover

Horseplayers will get the chance to take a shot at the Black Gold 5 which now carries a pool of $175,567 going into Tuesday’s nine race card at Fair Grounds Racecourse. The jackpot is paid out when there is only a single winning ticket. The sequence kicks off in race 5 with an estimated post […]

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Modernist Posts Front-Running Upset In Second Division Of Risen Star

A maiden winner over nine furlongs at Aqueduct in early January, Pam and Martin Wygod’s homebred Modernist was dismissed at odds of 12-1 in Saturday’s second division of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes. The 3-year-old by Uncle Mo broke sharply and rushed up to battle for the lead early, then dug in through the […]

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Heavy Favorite Alms Delivers Fourth Straight Victory In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

Sent off as the overwhelming 1-5 favorite against five sophomore filly rivals in the $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial, Godolphin LLC’s Alms did not disappoint her many backers, proving much the best in the one mile grass race over a course labeled as good. Off alertly, the daughter of City Zip sat comfortably behind early leaders […]

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Cox Trainee Hieronymus Impresses In Saturday’s Randy Romero Memorial

Following an alert break from the gate, Godolphin LLC’s Hieronymus took command early and lengthened his advantage all the way through the finish line, dominating the $60,000 Randy P. Romero Memorial Stakes (formerly the Captain Maestri) by 9 ¾ lengths in a final time of 1:39.49 for the about one mile journey over a firm […]

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Joe Sharp Hoping For His Next ‘Big Star’ In 2020

When the curtain closed on last year, Joe Sharp’s stable landed $1,072 purse dollars short of the career best season they enjoyed in 2017 ($4,554,157). It was a successful campaign by any standard, particularly for an operation that has only been in existence for six years, but Sharp’s aspirations know no boundaries. “That was my […]

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Heavy Rains Force Friday Cancellation At Fair Grounds

Due to heavy rains, inclement weather, and safety concerns, the stewards have decided to cancel Fair Grounds nine-race live program for Friday, January 3. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday, January 4, with a ten-race card at 12:30 p.m. CT. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low-60s.

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Lynn’s Map Edges Mr. Monomoy In Key 2-Year-Old Allowance Route At Fair Grounds

The Santa Super Saturday card at Fair Grounds Racecourse featured six stakes races, but it was a two-turn allowance for 2-year-olds that may have been St. Nick’s greatest gift of all. Over a racetrack that was sloppy all day, race 13 on the 14-race card had the look of a prep for the “Road to […]

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Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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Fair Grounds: Grade 2 Winner Minit To Stardom Among Contenders On $1 Million-Plus Louisiana Champions Day

Brittlyn Stable Inc’s Minit to Stardom, the 20-1 upset winner of the Honorable Miss (G2) in July at Saratoga, headlines a star-studded Louisiana Champions Day on Saturday, December 14 at Fair Grounds Racecourse. With an early first post of noon CT, the 13-race program will feature ten Louisiana-bred stakes – seven for Thoroughbreds and three […]

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