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Smart Surprise Gives Albarado 100th Stakes Win at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 14, 2009) - Hill ‘n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc.'s Smart Surprise drew off late to win the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap Saturday by 6 1/4 lengths, giving jockey Robby Albarado his 100th career stakes victory at Fair Grounds. However, the competitive Albarado was...

A. P. Answer Wins Friday Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - J S Cubed's A. P. Answer withstood a late challenge from Catch the Luck to win Friday's $44,000 turf allowance feature at Fair Grounds by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Corey Lanerie, who posted a riding double for the third consecutive program, A...

Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday. Beginning March 13 and for the final three Fridays of Fair Grounds' 137th season, first post will be 2:50 p.m. CDT....

Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds

Headlines for Friday, February 13, 2009 Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds Announcer Dooley, Athlete Delhomme Share Superstitions Lanerie, Gonzalez Get Monday Doubles; Lanerie Repeats Thursday   Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds NEW ORLEANS, La. -...

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 21.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge,...

Lady Chace Wins Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 12, 2009) - Gold Square LLC's Lady Chace, in command just after the start, made every pole a winning one and drew off late to win Thursday's featured $48,000 sprint at Fair Grounds by 5 1/ 2 lengths. The sprint, originally carded for the grass as a prep for next...

Rolling Sea, Unforgotten Vie in Chou Croute Handicap

Millennium Farms' Rolling Sea and Robert Adams' Unforgotten, a head apart when first and second respectively in Delta's $100,000 Treasure Chest Stakes Dec. 5, are set for a rematch in the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares Saturday at Fair Grounds.To watch the Weekend...

Rolling Sea, Unforgotten Vie in Chou Croute Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 12, 2009) - Millennium Farms' Rolling Sea and Robert Adams' Unforgotten, a head apart when first and second respectively in Delta's $100,000 Treasure Chest Stakes Dec. 5, are set for a rematch in the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares Saturday...

Heart Ashley Wins Monday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 9, 2009) - Zayat Stables' Heart Ashley gained the advantage inside the eighth pole and drew off steadily for a 3 1/4-length victory in Monday's featured $44,000 allowance sprint for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden...