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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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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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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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By My Standards Kicks Away Late In New Orleans Classic

Back on the scene of his biggest victory in last year’s Louisiana Derby, Allied Racing Stable’s By My Standards turned in another big performance in this Saturday’s Grade 2 New Orleans Classic. The 4-year-old son of Goldencents won the $400,000 race by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. Ridden by Gabriel Saez for […]

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After Louisiana Derby Card, Fair Grounds To Cancel Remainder Of Meet

Multiple sources told the Paulick Report on Saturday that the Fair Grounds plans to shut down racing starting on Sunday, March 22. A mass text sent to trainers prior to the start of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby day card announced the news. Racing at the Fair Grounds was scheduled to continue through March 29. The Fair […]

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COVID-19: Louisiana Racing Commission Passes Emergency Order Guiding Training, Movement Of Horses

As the racing world continues to grapple with the ever-increasing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Racing Commission has passed an emergency order designed to guide the stabling and training of horses in the state. The order appears to be largely a response to a mass text sent Monday evening ordering horsemen to vacate […]

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Weekend Lineup: Louisiana Derby

Several tracks continue to try and navigate the coronavirus pandemic by holding cards without spectators and only allowing essential personnel on the grounds. Fair Grounds is among those scheduled to move forward this weekend by hosting its signature Kentucky Derby prep race, the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby. The Louisiana Derby is one of […]

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