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Farrell Splashes Home On Top In Silverbulletday

Coffeepot Stables’ homebred filly Farrell was bet down to 4-5 odds and responded with a solid showing in the Listed $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, the first of three New Orleans stepping stones to the Grade I $1,000,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 5. After breaking well from post three of six sophomore fillies, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Eclipse Awards

The whole of horse racing will celebrate the 2016 Eclipse Award winners Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park, but up first in south Florida is the Sunshine Millions series of stakes races for Florida-breds. The weekend’s stakes action also includes a pair of points races for the first weekend in May:the Silverbulletday offering points toward the […]

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Stageplay Records Easy Victory In Silverbulletday

Mike Rutherford’s homebred Stageplay cruised under the wire first to record her first graded stakes victory on Saturday in the Silverbulletday. The $150,000 for sophomore fillies at the Fair Grounds was held over one mile and 70 yards on the fast main track, and promised 10 points toward the Kentucky Oaks for the winner. Stageplay […]

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Stageplay On Track For 2016 Debut In Silverbulletday

Mike G. Rutherford’s Stageplay concluded her preparation for Saturday’s Listed $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes with a five-furlong move in 1:02.40 for trainer Steve Asmussen. The good-looking gray filly drew the outside post eight in the first major stakes for sophomore fillies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and is showing signs that she deserves her […]

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West Coast Belle Targeting Silverbulletday for 2015 Debut

The Listed $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes on Jan. 17 is shaping up as a display of the considerable depth of the Fair Grounds-based sophomore fillies class of 2015.  Already expected to draw Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Top Decile, as well as Tommy Ligon and Michael Pressley’s undefeated Divine […]

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Trainer Jones Pointing Three to Silverbulletday

Trainer Larry Jones could have as many as three starters in the first major sophomore filly event of the Fair Grounds season, the 23rd running of the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes on Jan. 17. The always-formidable stable is considering Brereton C. Jones’ Lovely Maria, Tommy Ligon and Michael Pressley’s Divine Dawn and Grayson Farm’s I’m a […]

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Eagle, Forever Unbridled Pointing Toward Fair Grounds Stakes

As the weeks wind down on the year, the focus increases on younger horses and especially those with an eye on the Louisiana Derby and eventually the Triple Crown. One locally based colt who looks like a prime contender for the classics is William S. Farish’s emblazoned chestnut Eagle. The son of red-hot sire Candy […]

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Applauding out of Silverbulletday

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, January 21, 2012) – Ramona Bass’s Applauding, the odds-on morning line favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, was withdrawn from that first leg of Fair Grounds’ series for sophomore fillies early Saturday morning due to a mild case of colic that developed overnight. “I would say she just had a slight tummy ache […]

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