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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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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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Ninety One Assault Looks ‘Competitive’ In Friday’s Mr. Sulu Stakes

Trainer Tom Morley is happy to bring two-time Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner Ninety One Assault back to the New Orleans oval for a crack at a stakes victory in Friday’s $50,000 Mr. Sulu Overnight Stakes, where he is the lukewarm 4-1 morning line favorite. Owned by Morley in partnership with Paul Braverman, […]

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Mobile Bay Defends His Title In Louisiana Champions Day Classic

A 10-month layoff appeared to be no issue for Tigertail Ranch’s Louisiana millionaire Mobile Bay as he successfully defended his title in an epic renewal of the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic when the gutsy iron horse with nine stakes victories outnodded challenger Grande Basin Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Piloted by Diego Saenz and […]

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Opening Day Card At Fair Grounds Features Four Louisiana-Bred Stakes

Saturday’s Opening Day card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots includes four overnight stakes restricted to Louisiana-breds that will serve as preps for Louisiana Champions Day presented by Acadian Ambulance Service on Dec. 9. First post on Opening Day is 3 p.m. Scrivener Stables’ Trust Factor heads a field of ten in the $50,000 Mr. Sulu Overnight after capturing […]

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Stewart: Saint’s Fan ‘Great Right Now,’ On Track For Lecomte

Trainer Dallas Stewart is more than pleased with the progress of Saint’s Fan, a son of Tale of Ekati he also owns and bred. A two-length winner last out in the local $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile going six furlongs on Dec. 10, the chestnut with a unique split blaze has been training forwardly at […]

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Owner-Breeder-Trainer Dallas Stewart Points ‘Scary Good’ Saint’s Fan To Lecomte

Amid all the buzz of Louisiana-bred greats Sunbean and String King running — and ultimately falling short — in their respective Louisiana Champions Day races, the real story by day’s end was arguably that of Dallas Stewart’s Saint’s Fan, who was an impressive victor in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile. Winning for the second […]

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