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Following Six-Week Freshening, Synchrony Will Seek Three-Peat In Fair Grounds Stakes

In his fourth local work since finishing a close eighth in the City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park on October 5, Pin Oak Stable’s 7-year-old homebred Synchrony breezed six furlongs in 1:14.00 over a fast track on Monday morning at Fair Grounds. He continues to prepare for the Fair Grounds Stakes […]

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Tenfold ‘In A Great Rhythm’ Ahead Of Pegasus; Javier Castellano Will Ride Asmussen Trainee

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold worked a leisurely half-mile in 51 seconds flat at the Fair Grounds on a frigid Monday morning, his last training session before flying from New Orleans to South Florida Tuesday for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy. The workout time ranked 43 out of 52 works at the […]

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Fair Grounds: Black Gold 5 Carryover Of $315,146 In Place For Special Monday Card

Horseplayers will get the chance to take a shot at the Black Gold 5 which now carries a pool of $315,146 going into special live Monday racing 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 time of 2:26 […]

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Enforceable, Finite To Be Pointed Toward Risen Star, Rachel Alexandra

On Saturday, February 15, Fair Grounds will play host to “Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln”. Highlighted by a pair of key races for the three-year-olds on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), the six stakes events will offer combined purses of $1.25 […]

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Enforceable Puts It All Together For Lecomte Victory

A very well-bred but slow-developing son of Tapit, John Oxley’s Enforceable put all the pieces together for a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old colt, a full brother to Mohaymen and a half-brother millionaire New Year’s Day, was the third winner on the card for trainer […]

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Determined Finite Gives Asmussen 1,000th Stakes Win In Silverbulletday

Trainer Steve Asmussen celebrated the 1,000th stakes win of his Hall of Fame career on Saturday at the Fair Grounds, sending out Finite to win the $150,000 Silverbulletday by a head. He is only the third trainer in history to reach this milestone; the other two are D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher. A 3-year-old […]

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Wide-Drawn Lynn’s Map Will Scratch From Lecomte, Ship To Oaklawn For Smarty Jones

Trainer Mark Casse confirmed to Horse Racing Radio Network’s Equine Forum that last-out allowance winner Lynn’s Map would be scratched from Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, in which he had drawn the outside post in a field of 14. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Liam’s Map will be pointed to next weekend’s […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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Serengeti Empress Preparing For G3 Houston Ladies Classic

Off just a pair of local half mile works, Joel Politi’s 2019 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress, an Eclipse Award Finalist in the three-year-old filly division, is on target to make her seasonal debut in the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) on January 26. “She’s a horse who gets herself ready quickly,” trainer […]

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‘She’s Special’: Cox Says Top Filly Taraz Could Step Onto Kentucky Derby Trail

Should she win the Martha Washington Stakes (February 1) at Oaklawn impressively, trainer Brad Cox has indicated that Juddmonte Farm’s homebred three-year-old filly Taraz could tackle the boys in her subsequent start and thus join the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve. “Look, she’s special,” Cox explained. “Everything has to line up, everything […]

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