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Friday Notes: Chamberlain Bridge, About to Turn Nine, Aging Like Fine Wine

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, December 21, 2012) – A year ago at this time, trainer Bret Calhoun wasn’t quite sure if advancing age might finally have caught up to

Sunday Notes: Cigar Street Breezes for Louisiana Derby

Trainer Steve Margolis breezed Jake Ballis’s Cigar Street five furlongs in 1:01.20 Sunday morning and shortly thereafter pronounced the colt ready

Havre de Grace Likely for New Orleans Ladies

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace is likely to make her 2012 debut in the March 17 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, owner Rick Porter

Louisiana Derby Contender Machen Breezes in :48 with Prado Aboard

Jockey Edgar Prado, who rode Lael Stable’s legendary Barbaro to victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby and was named North America’s Eclipse A

Rosie Wins 4; Good and Lucky Takes Feature

Jockey Rosie Napravnik, already solidly ensconced as the Fair Grounds jockey champion this winter and significantly the first female rider in New Orleans history to accomplish that

Friday Notes: Gomez Lining Up Mounts for Louisiana Derby Day

Jockey Garrett Gomez might be sitting on the cusp of a memorable afternoon at Fair Grounds during the upcoming Louisiana Derby Day March 26, advised Ron

Monday Notes: McPeek Pondering Another FG Invasion

Trainer Kenny McPeek pulled off another successful New Orleans invasion during last Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Preview Day, winning the Grade III Rachel

Avie's Tale Heads Saturday's Pelleteri Stakes

Ivan Dalos’s Avie’s Tale, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $58,000 Blushing K D Handicap on New Year’s Day when that race was taken off the grass and run on a sloppy main

Red Strike Likely for Turf Series

The Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 22, the Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap Feb.

Avie's Tale Takes Off-Turf Blushing K.D. Handicap

Ivan Dalos’s Avie’s Tale, void of early foot, launched a bold bid when set down for the drive and drew off in the final furlong for a 3 1/4-length win in Saturday’s $60,000 Blushin