Lou O'Brien

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Deal to Save Fairmount Park Coming Down to the Wire

    Four. That's the number of state union workers at the Fairmount Park racetrack in Collinsville who are at odds with the Illinois Racing Board.Three. That's how many days of racing the track will be limited to in 2010 -- April 27, 30, and May 1 -- if the dispute isn't resolved by February 1.Hundreds. ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    River Front Times Wins Again!

    (The horse, not the paper.)

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007
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    April 18, 2007
  • News

    March 14, 2007

    On a Horse and a Prayer

    Unreal prays, then bets it all on our namesake equine. Then, we get schooled in vocab by a fifteen-year-old.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Jockey

    Ramsey Zimmerman

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners