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‘Very Bright And Not Tired’: Risen Star Winner War Of Will Pointed To Louisiana Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will emerged from Saturday evening’s triumph in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., in good order according to trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll who stated that the G2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23 would likely be his next start. “He looked […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl Records First 2019 Breeze; April 14 Apple Blossom A ‘Soft Target’

Champion 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl recorded a stellar campaign during her sophomore season in 2018 and on Sunday morning she started to pick back up where she left off when recording her first breeze as a 4-year-old at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Owned  by Monomoy Stables, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem […]

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Amoss Looking To Fair Grounds Oaks For Rachel Alexandra Winner Serengeti Empress

Following a dazzling effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., Serengeti Empress will seek another New Orleans graded stakes victory on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks in the Grade 2 $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 23. The daughter of Alternation took the Rachel Alexandra Stakes […]

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$301,278 In Black Gold 5 Jackpot Pool For Monday’s Fair Grounds Program

A total of $301,278 will be carried over into the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Black Gold 5, a pick five bet that pays out the entire pool if there is a single winning ticket. Live racing action resumes on Monday, Feb. 18, with a special holiday program that begins at 12:30 p.m. CT. […]

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War Of Will Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Risen Star; Country House A Good Second

The major obstacle facing Gary Barber’s War of Will in Saturday’s G2 Risen Star Stakes was his draw of the 14-post. Trainer Mark Casse wasn’t terribly worried, however, and the 3-year-old War Front colt showed he wouldn’t be hampered by it either. Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, War of Will used his speed to a good […]

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‘Fun To Watch’: Serengeti Empress Just Cruising In Rachel Alexandra Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in a frontrunning 9-5 route in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra, crossing the line 4 1/2 lengths ahead of her closest rival to earn 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by James Graham for trainer Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old daughter of Alternation covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Synchrony Repeats In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s second-generation homebred Synchrony was authoritative when making it back-to-back wins in the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap this Saturday, running nine furlongs over the firm turf course in 1:48.09. The 6-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Joe Bravo as the even-money favorite, bested longshots Bandua and Markitoff by just 1 1/4 lengths for […]

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Silver Dust Puts It All Together For Mineshaft Victory; Harlan Punch Vanned Off

The notoriously difficult-to-handle Silver Dust finally seems to have mostly figured out what to do in the afternoons; despite acting up in the gate, the gelded 5-year-old son of Tapit captured Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-1. The victory was the first graded win for both the horse and […]

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Weekend Lineup: In Search Of A Rising Star

Saturday’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, the first 50-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Mark Casse-trained War of Will is the expected favorite, but the full field of 14 features several solid underdogs in Country House, Plus Que Parfait, Owendale, and Limonite. […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Keeping That Edge’ Ahead Of Dubai World Cup Try

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Soul took another step forward toward the Group 1 $10 million Dubai world Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30 with a half-mile breeze on Friday morning at the Fair Grounds. Runner-up in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational last out, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) went the […]

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