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Stakes Advances: Pago Hop & Pan Zareta

SEVEN STAKES WINNERS CLASH IN WIDE-OPEN PAGO HOP; KATHBALLU SEEKS BACK-TO-BACK STAKES IN PAN ZARETA A full field of 14 sophomore fillies, plus one also eligible, have packed Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes to its brim. Set for New Year’s Eve, the about one-mile event...

Barn Notes: Friday, December 23

  ·        Promising 2-Year-Olds Top Two-Turn Dec. 26 Allowance ·        One Mean Man Slices Through Woodchopper Work ·        No Distortion Tops Work Tab   PROMISING 2-YEAR-OLDS TOP...

Barn Notes: Thursday, December 22

·        McGee After Win 1,000 ·        Include Betty Looks for Winner’s Circle in Tiffany Lass ·        I’m a Chatterbox Tops Work Tab MCGEE AFTER WIN 1,000 Had Thursday’s Fair Grounds Race...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 18

·        Proforma Impresses Stidham, Likely to Stay Short ·        Work Tab   PROFORMA IMPRESSES STIDHAM, LIKELY TO STAY SHORT DARRS, Inc.’s Proforma put on a solid performance on Saturday afternoon for trainer Mike Stidham...

Final Eight Races on Sunday Program Canceled

Due to continuing heavy rain in the New Orleans area, in the interest of safety the final eight races on the Sunday card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have been canceled. “The safety of our jockeys and horses will always be our top priority,” said Senior Director of Racing Jason Boulet. “...

Western Reserve a Determined Diliberto Winner; Cash Control, Green Mask Best in Tough Battles

Marc Detampel’s Western Reserve ($10.60, $5.20 and $3.60) provided a quick return on investment for his owner and trainer Brad Cox as the son of Indian Charlie stalked, pounced and held off a trio of challengers to win his first start for said connections in the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial on...

Stakes Recaps: Santa Super Saturday Turf Stakes

Marc Detampel’s Western Reserve ($10.60, $5.20 and $3.60) provided a quick return on investment for his owner and trainer Brad Cox as the son of Indian Charlie stalked, pounced and held off a trio of challengers to win his first start for said connections in the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial on...

Stakes Recaps: Santa Super Saturday Dirt Stakes

DARRS, Inc.’s Honorable Duty ($14, $7.80 and $5.60) gave his ownership its second stakes victory on the day as the Brendan Walsh trainee won the $75,000 Tenacious Stakes by three-quarters of a length under James Graham. Raagheb ($37.80 and $16.40) was a game three-quarter-length runner-up under...

Spreading Holiday Cheer in Surrounding Communities

Following successful efforts to give back to the community during last year’s live racing season, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots again partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank and both Tulane-Lakeside and Oschner’s Pediatric Units during the holidays for the current 145th racing season. The...

Barn Notes: Saturday, December 17

·        Lecomte Possible for Cool Arrow, Girvin ·        Clever Girl a Smart Winner for Cox ·        Dolphus May Point to Woodchopper ·        Work Tab...