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Excessivespending Earns First Stakes Win In Menard Memorial

After knocking on the door in several stakes events, Joey Keith Davis’ Excessivespending ($10.20, $4.20 and $3.80) finally secured a triumph against such caliber in Saturday’s Nelson J. Menard Memorial Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old daughter of Shackleford sat off the pace led by Fiesta who recorded opening fractions of 22.01 and […]

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Doyle ‘Set The Bar High’ At Arlington, Finished Strong As Third-Leading Rider

Jockey Sophie Doyle came into the 2018 meet at Arlington International Racecourse with a plan. With the racing season wrapping up, everything went according to said plan for the 31-year-old rider. Doyle was a new face in the jockey’s room at the beginning of the meet but had spent the spring at Hawthorne Race Course […]

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Hellenic Granddaughter, Superioritycomplex Nails North American Debut At Arlington

In her first start in just over a year, Superioritycomplex (IRE) found the winner’s circle in Saturday’s eighth race at Arlington International Racecourse, a one-mile turf allowance event. In addition, the one-length victory was the 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun’s North American debut for trainer Michael Stidham. Guided by jockey Mitchell Murrill, Superioritycomplex was sixth […]

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Tyler Baze Pilots Trio Of Stakes Winner To Jockey Of The Week Title

Three stakes wins in two days, including two graded stakes, led voters to support Tyler Baze as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Claimed In February, Chocolate Martini Surprises At 13-1 In Fair Grounds Oaks

She broke her maiden for a tag of $15,000 in January of this year, and was claimed for $30,000 in her next start. On Saturday, Chocolate Martini was the 13-1 surprise winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, earning 100 points and a spot in the starting gate on the first Friday in May. […]

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Fair Grounds: My Miss Chiff All Class In Happy Ticket, Stand Him Up Powerful In Heitai

Town and Country Racing’s Al Stall Jr.-trained My Miss Chiff was all class in victory in the $50,000 Happy Ticket Stakes for Louisiana-bred sprint fillies and mares on Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ four-stakes Opening Day. Off since a third-place finish in Pimlico’s Grade III Miss Preakness Stakes on May 19, the daughter of Into Mischief showed […]

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Geroux ‘Ready For A Big Season,’ Preparing For Title Defense At Fair Grounds

Two-time defending Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots champion jockey Florent Geroux is ready for an attempt at the hat trick and is stacked with seven rides on the 10-race opening day card. The native of Normandy, France, is fresh off the biggest win in his career when guiding Fair Grounds-based 2016 Louisiana Derby winner Gun […]

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Murrill Making Up For Lost Time Back ‘Home’ At Arlington Park

Jockey Mitchell Murrill has wasted no time in making up for his lost ground in the jockey standings at Arlington International Racecourse. The journeyman jockey was a familiar face the last two seasons, riding strongly enough to finish second in number of wins in both 2015 and 2016, but spent the early part of the […]

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Sophomore Filly Stallion Heiress Dominates Broussard Memorial

Stallionaire Enterprises’ Stallion Heiress was nothing short of dominant in her stakes debut Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, sauntering home an easy 7¾-length gate-to-wire winner under Mitchell Murrill for trainer Mike Stidham in the $50,000 Joseph E. ‘Spanky’ Broussard Memorial. Making her second start and first around two turns, the 3-year-old […]

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Arlington Racing Club’s Forever Royal Finishes Second For Stidham

In Thursday’s 3rd race, trainer Mike Stidham sent out Forever Royal for her second start with owners Arlington Racing Club 2. The 4-year-old daughter of Fort Prado was making her second start on the Polytrack, this time going a distance of seven furlongs. Ridden by Mitchell Murrill, the filly broke well then settled near the […]

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