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Groom Grins as Zardana Wins

Frankie Leal, stable foreman for California-based trainer John Shirreffs and the man who accompanied Arnold Zetcher’s New Orleans Ladies heroine Zardana to the Crescent City, w

Zardana Upsets Rachel Alexandra in New Orleans Ladies

The festive overflow crowd estimated at more than 12,000—the largest since the track’s reopening following Hurricane Katrina—might have thought it was the worst of times, but even in gallant defeat

Zardana Spoils Rachel Alexandra's Star Turn

STAKES QUOTES

$200,000 New Orleans Ladies
Fillies & mares, 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/16 miles, inaugural running

Shameless Outgames Four Bears in Friday Feature

After alternating for the lead most of the way in Friday’s $41,000 filly and mare feature, Jay Em Ess Stable’s Shameless outgamed Maynard Farm and JVH Inc.’s Four Bears to be best by

Valentine Fever Wins Monday

Lloyd Madison Farms IV’s Valentine Fever, allowed to settle behind the early leaders in Monday’s Fair Grounds $44,500 feature, threaded through those with a well-judged ride by jockey Fra

Rachel Alexandra Draws Post Two for Saturday's New Orleans Ladies

Based on her unprecedented success as a 3-year-old filly last year, Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra has been installed as the prohibitive 1-5 morning line choice when she faces four femal

Snakebit Kit Proves Best in Sunday Feature

Steve Hartman’s Snakebite Kit broke on top, made the pace most of the way in Fair Grounds $44,500 featured race at about one mile over the Stall-Wilson turf course and withstood Red Oak Stab

Jockey Jacinto Wins Both Stakes on Five-Win Day

If the wide way around Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course listed as “good” worked once, why not try it again?

Hallway Wins Friday Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway, void of early foot, responded boldly when set down for the drive and got up to prove best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s $47,000 one-mile and

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured Saturday

The 25th renewal of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the eighth running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane’s Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share t