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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Valene’s ‘Lucky Break’ Honors Late Father

Murray Valene was on a conference call for his day job while simultaneously trying to bid over the phone during the 2018 Equine Sales of Louisiana 2-Year-Old sale, and had a fortuitous mix-up with the sale catalog. He’d thought he was bidding on a filly, but Valene wound up with a juvenile colt by Songandaprayer […]

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Stewart, Valene Farms Double Up On Louisiana Champions Day

A pair of stakes victories on Louisiana Champions Day for the trainer-owner combo of Dallas Stewart and Valene Farms with Classy John in the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes and Givemeaminit in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes highlighted a muddy but nevertheless exciting day of racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on […]

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Underpressure Improves To Dominate Lousiana Champions Day Classic

In Saturday’s Louisiana Champions Day action at the Fair Grounds, Mallory Greiner’s Underpressure rated mid-pack early in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, took over off the final turn and held firm late. “Obviously we wanted to be up a little closer and were hoping that he would break running,” said jockey Corey Lanerie. “He […]

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Louisiana Champions Day: Grande Basin Seeks To Go One Better In Classic

A total of $1.05 million in purse money will be on line among 11 stakes events, including three races for Quarter Horses, on Louisiana Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The premier event on Champions Day is the $150,000 Louisiana Champions […]

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Catalano ‘Ecstatic’ About Royally-Bred Maiden Winner Winter Sunset

Trainer Wayne Catalano could not have been any happier with the career debut of Winter Sunset, who won first time out over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday afternoon. Breaking from the rail under jockey Channing Hill, Winter Sunset was sent straight to the front and glided home […]

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Stidham, Bravo Join Forces For Thanksgiving Day Triple At Fair Grounds

A threesome of victories at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La., gave the jockey-trainer combination of Joe Bravo and Michael Stidham something extra to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Together, Bravo and Stidham teamed up to win three races on Thursday afternoon’s card with Superioritycomplex (Ire.) (Race 6, $8.00), Zumurudee (Race […]

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Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds Offer Joint ‘Fleur de Lis’ Pick 4 Saturday

Churchill Downs Racetrack and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have teamed to offer horseplayers a cross-track Pick 4 on Saturday. Billed as the “Fleur de Lis Pick 4,” bettors will be required to pick the winners of four races late Saturday afternoon: two races at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. and two stakes […]

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‘Such A Cool Horse’: Faucheux Reflects On South Korea Trip With Chublicious

Graded stakes winner Chublicious will look to give trainer Ron Faucheux his second stakes victory of the meet in Thursday’s $75,000 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but the 7-year-old son of Hey Chub has already given his trainer something to be thankful for. Over the summer, Chublicious took Faucheux across the […]

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‘Not A One Man Show’: Cox Celebrates 1,000th Win At Fair Grounds

Trainer Brad Cox was pretty anxious to get career win number 1,000, but the defending two-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots finally did just that in the fifth race on Sunday afternoon with Play On. “It seemed like over the last few weeks we had a hard time getting there, but […]

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Monte Man Goes Gate-To-Wire For Seventh Consecutive Victory In Heitai

Never in doubt, Monte Man strolled home down the Fair Grounds Race Course & slots stretch to his seventh straight victory in the $50,000 Heitai Overnight Stakes in wire-to-wire fashion with Gabriel Saez in the irons. Owned by Ivery Sisters Racing, the Louisiana-bred son of Custom For Carlos broke on top and set opening fractions […]

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