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Fair Grounds Releases 2020-21 Stakes Schedule

Fifty-one stakes worth a combined $7.055 million will be offered during Fair Grounds's upcoming 76-day 2020-21 Thoroughbred racing season, which is set to begin Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, the track announced Monday. "We are proud to once again continue our growth and support of the Thoroughbred racing industry with our purse allocations and this diverse and dynamic stakes schedule" said Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots president Doug Shipley. "We look forward to our 149th racing season and the continuation of bringing many of the best horsemen and jockeys...

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Anneau d'Or Headlines Split Risen Star

Deep enough to be split into two divisions with a combined 23 horses, Saturday's GII Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds is nevertheless short on household names. The exception is Peter Redekop's Anneau d'Or (Medaglia d'Oro), a close second in the GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile who will kick off his 3-year-old campaign as a favorite in the latter division of the annual stepping stone to the GII Louisiana Derby at the New Orleans oval. Selling for $480,000 as an OBS April 2-year-old, the bay debuted going a mile on...

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Large Field Set For Lecomte

A large and competitive field is set for the first step on the Fair Grounds Road to the Kentucky Derby, Saturday's GIII Lecomte S. 'TDN Rising Star' Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice) graduated at second asking sprinting at Churchill Downs Nov. 16 and missed by just a head last time in the slop over this oval Dec. 21. His champion half-sister Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) took her first step towards the GI Kentucky Oaks at this venue when winning the GII Rachel Alexandra S. in 2018. A debut winner at Churchill in...

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Louisiana-bred Gives Violence Second Rising Star of the Day

Maggi Moss's No Parole (Violence), a 14 1/4-length debut winner here Dec. 15--good for a 90 Beyer Speed Figure--again proved too much for his Louisiana-bred foes to handle as he romped to become the third 'TDN Rising Star' of the day and second by Hill 'n' Dale's Violence. Off at prohibitive 1-5 odds, the $75,000 KEESEP yearling seized command early in the wet going, clicked off splits of :21.79 and :44.45 and cruised home all by his lonesome with just a couple of reminders before being geared down late to...

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