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Absolutely Smart Wins Sunday Feature

John Murphy Sr and Chris Swann’s Absolutely Smart made the pace and drew off late to win Sunday’s filly and mare feature by six lengths on the 81st day of Fair Grounds’ 85-day  2009-2010 Tho

Ailalea Favored in Friday's Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks

Starlight Partners’ Ailalea, clearly best in Aqueduct’s Grade III Tempted Stakes Nov.

Ide Like a Double Wins Inaugural Costa Rising

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, settled behind the pace set by stablemate Autobeacat, took command in upper stretch and held sway late to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $60,000 Cos

Burt's a Stitch Wins Twilight Feature

The third and last Starlight Racing program of Fair Grounds’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite was blessed with long overdue spring-like weather Friday night, allowing t

Van Missiletoe Wins Saint Patrick's Day Feature

Van Missiletoe, owned by the Irish-for-a-day partnership of Hoedebeck, Ratkowski and Greenspan, won the featured $43,000 six-furlong allowance sprint at Fair Grounds by three lengths on the

Foreign Production Wins Sunday Feature

Foxwood Plantation’s Foreign Production broke in full stride to make the pace and continued willingly in the late stages to win Sunday’s $46,000 six-furlong allowance sprint for accredited L

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