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Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14.

Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) -Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14. Square Eddie, trained by Doug O'Neill...

Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday

  Headlines for Monday, December 15, 2008 Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday Saturday's Sugar Bowl Stakes One More Sweet Test for Juveniles Heitzmann, Campbell Enjoy Successful Weekend Thursday's Fair Grounds Pick 6 Carryover - $19,176   Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-...

Groovy Luck Best on Grass in Sunday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 14, 2008) - Robert Asaro Enterprises' Groovy Luck made the pace and held on willingly to capture the featured $46,000 turf sprint allowance Sunday at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Colby Hernandez and trained by Norman Miller III, Groovy Luck finished three-quarters of a...

Upset, Milestones Highlight Louisiana Champions Day

One major upset and the matching of two long-standing career records headlined the 18th edition of Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Upset, Milestones Highlight Louisiana Champions Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 13, 2008) - One major upset and the matching of two long-standing career records headlined the 18th edition of Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at Fair Grounds. Ten of the 11 winners in the $1.1 million, all-stakes program dedicated to Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds...

Louisiana Champions Day Notes & Quotes

LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY NOTES & QUOTES   Quarter Horse Juvenile Winner: Martini Mountain ($7.40, running time :18.03) Jockey Danny Lavergne: "He was leaning against the gate. I tried to get him off, but when we broke, he slipped a little. By the third time he hit the ground, he...

Artic Jet Follows Snow with $198.60 Payoff at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 12, 2008) - One day after New Orleans' first snowfall in four years, hunch players celebrated the highest win payoff of the winter when 98-1 longshot Artic Jet won Friday's eighth race at Fair Grounds. Trained by John Savoy and ridden by Jose Riquelme, Artic Jet got...

Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Brings Boulet Back Full Circle

Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2008 Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Brings Boulet Back Full Circle Stall Among Strong Supporters of Louisiana Champions Day Meteor Impact Shoots for the Stars Saturday Fair Grounds Jockey Colony Dominates Delta Jackpot Night Wild Again...

Nine Former Champions Day Winners Return Saturday

Nine horses who have won during previous Louisiana Champions Day programs return to Fair Grounds in an attempt to repeat as the track plays host to the event's 18th renewal Saturday.