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Graham Cracks Top of Leader Board with Thursday Triple

With three wins Thursday, Irish-born jockey James Graham moved into a tie for the lead in the rider standings heading into Friday. Who's the co-leader? Last year's leading rider, Jamie Theriot.

Graham Cracks Top of Leader Board with Thursday Triple

Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2009 Graham Cracks Top of Leader Board with Thursday Triple Emma-Jayne Wilson Planning March Return to Fair Grounds ‘Cisco' to Ride Again This Season at Fair Grounds Trainer Morris Nicks Remaining in New Orleans   Graham Cracks Top of Leader...

Timely Advice Best in Friday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 16, 2009) - Pin Oak Stable's Timely Advice rallied boldly in the stretch to draw clear for a 3 3/4-length victory in Friday's $46,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, the Malcolm Pierce trainee covered the six furlongs in an eye-opening...

Bear Now Top Choice in FG's Truly Bound Stakes

Town and Country Farm's Bear Now, winner of the Grade III Kentucky Cup Distaff in September at Turfway Park, has been tabbed the 6-5 morning line choice for the 29th running of the $60,000 Truly Bound Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds. Click here to watch Jessica Pacheco's Weekend Preview video.

Bear Now Top Choice in FG's Truly Bound Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 15, 2009) - Town and Country Farm's Bear Now, winner of the Grade III Kentucky Cup Distaff in September at Turfway Park, has been tabbed the 6-5 morning line choice for the 29th running of the $60,000 Truly Bound Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds. The race for older...

Diamond Tycoon Captures Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 15, 2009) - Charlotte Musgrave's Diamond Tycoon rallied strongly in the late stages and took a 1 1/2-length victory in Thursday's $46,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old son of Johannesburg, trained by Andrew McKeever and ridden by James Graham, toured the...

Officials Lift Quarantine of Fair Grounds Barn

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 15, 2009) - Officials of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission on Thursday lifted a quarantine on a Fair Grounds barn that had been in place since last month. All 66 horses in Barn 4A and 4B in Fair Grounds'...

Sugar Baby Love Wins at FG Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 12, 2009) - German-bred Sugar Baby Love pressed the early pace, took command approaching the lane and held rivals safe the rest of the way for a 1 1/2-length victory in Monday's $46,000 turf allowance feature at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Robby Albarado, who scored his seventh...

Break New Ground Captures FG Sunday Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 11, 2009) - Koji Maeda's Break New Ground gained command in mid-stretch and took a three-quarter length victory in Sunday's $44,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. for trainer Jeff Thornbury, Break New Ground paid $21....

Barn Notes: Saturday Night Steak Out for Joneses

A lucky horseshoe, or just good horses, good training and good people? It didn't really matter Saturday night for Cindy and Larry Jones as they celebrated a 3-year-old stakes sweep at Fair Grounds.