Category: Horse Racing


Magic Man’s Opening Day Picks for the Fair Grounds

  • November 15, 2018
  • By George Pepis

It has been a while since I have done any picking of races but I am back to resume my role as the CCS resident expert and your daily source of handicapping expertise on the Fair Grounds Racing Season which gets underway on Thursday.

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Next up for Benson’s Lone Sailor: Breeders’ Cup

  • October 18, 2018
  • By Lenny Vangilder

While the Saints have the Super Bowl on their minds, the current star of the horse racing stable owned and operated by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is headed to the sport’s version of the Super Bowl.

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GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor wins Oklahoma Derby

  • September 30, 2018
  • By CCS Staff

Lone Sailor of Gayle Benson’s GMB Racing finally got his Derby win Sept. 30, when he edged his rivals in a three-way photo finish to win the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) over 1 1/8 miles at Remington Park.

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Shantel Lanerie, wife of veteran jockey Corey Lanerie, dies at 42

  • June 22, 2018
  • By Lenny Vangilder

The horse racing community is grieving Friday night upon the news of the passing of Shantel Lanerie, the wife of veteran jockey Corey Lanerie, who lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 42. The Laneries are both Louisiana natives. Shantel, the daughter of a horse trainer, was a graduate of Cecilia High School. Corey…

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