Friesan Fire

Friesan Fire, General Quarters Headed for Rematch in Mineshaft

Fair Grounds’ upcoming Grade III Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb.

Ron the Greek: A Rising Star for the Risen Star?

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, who went from worst to first to win Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at a mile and 40 yards with a dominating stretch rally, looks like a horse that will like

Rachel Alexandra Continues Jogging

Horse of the Year candidate Rachel Alexandra jogged once the “wrong” way around the Fair Grounds oval Friday morning about 9:30 a.m., with exercise rider Dominic Terry up, accompanied

Good and Lucky Upsets Friesan Fire

Last season’s Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, owned by Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm and now conditioned by Steve Asmussen, returned to competition Thursday in Fair Grounds’ fe

Macho Again Back in Town

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Macho Again, defending champion from Fair Grounds’ Grade II New Orleans Handicap last March and also hero of Churchill’s Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap last June,

Friesan Fire Returns to Fair Grounds on Thursday

Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, hero of the Grade II Louisiana Derby last March and post time favorite for last spring’s Kentucky Derby, returns to the scene of his greatest

Can Preakness Provide an FG-Connected Winner?

From horses to trainers to jockeys, there will be a Louisiana flavor to Saturday's middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness.

Observations and Congratulations

(Updated 8:15 a.m. Saturday) Happy Kentucky Derby Day!

FG, Louisiana Connections Plentiful on Oaks, Derby Cards

NEW ORLEANS, La (April 30, 2009) - Led by Grade II Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, three horses who raced at Fair Grounds last winter were entered Wednesday for Kentucky Derb

Louisiana Derby 2-3 Finishers In Action Saturday

It's now T-minus three weeks to Kentucky Derby Day.