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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.

Saturday Night Steak Out for Cindy and Larry Jones

  Headlines for Sunday, January 11, 2009 Saturday Night Steak Out for Cindy and Larry Jones Patena's Place Run in Lecomte Leaves Josie Carroll Pleased Au Moon Runs Third in Lecomte Under February's Full Moon Indygo Mountain Doing Fine Sunday Morning   Saturday Night Steak...

Friesan Fire Shines Brightest in Grade III Lecomte

Along came Jones - once again - in the $100,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds. Trainer Larry Jones sent out Friesan Fire, who won the first leg of the Louisiana Derby Series Saturday (Jan. 10).

Friesan Fire Shines Brightest in Grade III Lecomte

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 10, 2009) - Along came Jones - once again - in the $100,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds. Trainer Larry Jones gave a leg up to jockey Gabriel Saez aboard Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farms' Friesan Fire, who went on to post a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's...

French Beret Tops Again In Col. E.R. Bradley

Sam-Son Farms' French Beret put his head down at exactly the right time to capture a repeat win in the $100,000 Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day Saturday (Jan. 10) at Fair Grounds.

French Beret Tops Again In Col. E.R. Bradley

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 10, 2009) - Sam-Son Farms' French Beret put his head down at exactly the right time to capture a repeat win in the $100,000 Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day Saturday at Fair Grounds. "You know what I like about...

RTTD Kickoff Day Notes and Quotes

F.W. Gaudin Memorial Stakes Winner: Mutadda ($7, running time 1:09.87) Trainer Tom Amoss: "The grass race (allowance on Dec. 27) was a good prep. He is a big horse that likes to take himself back. That outside trip ended up being a good thing for us." Jockey Julien Leparoux: "...

Jockey Francisco Torres Out Indefinitely After A. M. Spill

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 9, 2009) - Jockey Francisco Torres will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after tests Friday revealed a fractured clavicle. Torres was thrown from a 3-year-old filly trained by Mark Frostad near the half-mile pole during morning workouts Thursday....

King Dan Wins Friday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 9, 2009) - Jack Randall and Tom Clark's King Dan quickly took command under jockey James Graham and drew off for a 4 1/4-length victory in the $44,000 allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. Graham's second win on the afternoon moved him into sole possession of...