Super Steed comes through at 62-1 for Ellis Park-area owners

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 18, 2019) – Michael Pressley and Steed Jackson’s Super Steed overcame two disappointing starts in his last two outs to pull one of the biggest upsets in Oaklawn stakes history by winning Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at odds of 62-1. The Gleaner’s Kevin Patton talks with owners Michael Pressley and Steed Jackson about Super Steed’s […] Continue Reading

Serengeti Empress resumes winning ways in Rachel Alexandra

Rachel Alexandra recap by the Fair Grounds publicity department: NEW ORLEANS (February 16, 2019) – Following a disappointing effort when well beaten in last year’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress returned to her winning ways with a facile score in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to earn 50 qualifying points […] Continue Reading

War of Will secures KY Derby spot with Risen Star score

Risen Star recap by the Fair Grounds media department  NEW ORLEANS (February 16, 2019) – Gary Barber’s War of Will had to work a bit harder than he did last couple of times, but nevertheless he once again proved that he was the best when garnering up another victory on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in Saturday evening’s Grade II $400,000 Risen […] Continue Reading

Attention horsemen: RMTC advisory on cannabidiol (CBD)

401 W. Main Street, Suite 222 ∙ LEXINGTON, KY 40507 ∙ PHONE: 859-759-4081 ∙ WWW.RMTCNET.COM Cannabidiol Bulletin – February 2019 The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) received several inquiries regarding cannabidiol (CBD) and products purported to contain the active ingredient or substances related to it.   Background: Cannabidiol is a constituent of cannabis. It is derived from both the marijuana […] Continue Reading

Turfway: Somelikeithotbrown takes Battaglia

FLORENCE, Ky. (Friday, Feb. 15, 2019) – A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Three times graded stakes-placed, […] Continue Reading

Calhoun hopeful Mr. Money can get the money in Risen Star

Wednesday’s Fair Grounds barn notes by Ryan Martin with lots of info on Kentucky-based horses, horsemen: CALHOUN HOPEFUL THAT MR. MONEY CAN GET BACK ON TRACK IN GRADE II RISEN STAR On Kentucky HBPA Youtube Channel: Bret Calhoun discusses Mr. Money In this business, successfully campaigning a Thoroughbred is just as much timing as it is skill. Unfortunately time was […] Continue Reading

Fair Grounds blockbuster card showcases War of Will, Limonite, Owendale, Hogi & more

Kentucky horses and horsemen dominate Thursday’s Fair Grounds barn notes by Ryan Martin  For the past seven years, longtime bloodstock agent Justin Casse has traveled nearly every corner of the globe in search of quality Thoroughbreds to import to North America. Little did he know that a recent journey (May 2018) to Deauville, France, for the Arqana Breeze Up Sale […] Continue Reading

Hartman-trained Excessivespending takes Nelson Menard

A Fair Grounds press release by Ryan Martin NEW ORLEANS (February 2, 2019) – 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. The 5-year-old daughter of Shackleford sat off the pace led by Fiesta who recorded […] Continue Reading