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Windward Islands Tops "Buddy D" Field Friday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 24, 2008) - Sam-Son Farms' Windward Islands is the starting highweight at 121 pounds and the 5-2 morning line choice in Friday's $60,000 "Buddy" Diliberto Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. The third running of the Diliberto - named in honor of the late...

Star Guitar in Tune for Another Champions Day Run at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 23, 2008) -Brittlyn Stable Inc.'s Star Guitar stamped himself as a strong contender for a return engagement on Louisiana Champions Day next month with an impressive three-length victory in the featured $48,000 allowance sprint for state-breds Sunday at Fair Grounds...

Roi Maudit Heads Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds

Haras Santa Maria de Araras’ Roi Maudit has been tabbed as the 5-2 morning line choice in the 83rd running of the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap, the traditional Turkey Day feature at Fair Grounds.

Roi Maudit Heads Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 23, 2008) - Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Roi Maudit has been tabbed as the 5-2 morning line choice in the 83rd running of the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap, the traditional Turkey Day feature at Fair Grounds. Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and to be...

'Production', C Karma Capture FG Stakes; Asmussen Ties Record

On a day where a pair of juveniles - Foreign Production and C Karma - won stakes races, another 2-year-old breaking his maiden in Saturday's last race at Fair Grounds allowed trainer Steve Asmussen to tie his own North American record for wins by a trainer in a calendar year.

'Production', C Karma Capture FG Stakes; Asmussen Ties Record

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 22, 2008) - On a day where a pair of juveniles - Foreign Production and C Karma - won stakes races, another 2-year-old breaking his maiden in Saturday's last race at Fair Grounds allowed trainer Steve Asmussen to tie his own North American record for wins by a...

Woodbourne Wins Friday Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 21, 2008) - Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.'s Woodbourne came from just off the early pace to take command in mid-stretch and draw off for a 1 3/4-length tally in Friday's Fair Grounds $44,000 feature at about 1 1/16-miles over the firm Stall-Wilson turf course. Ridden by...

Elvis Makes His Crescent City Comeback

Headlines for Friday, November 21, 2008 Elvis Makes His Crescent City Comeback ‘Cisco' Punches Out Four-Bagger Sunday Weights Out For Thanksgiving Week Stakes Horsemen's Reminder: La. Derby Early Bird Noms Close Nov. 29 Horsemen's BBQ at FG Wednesday 2007 Louisiana Champions...

Klesaris Duo Tops Old Hickory, 'Dancing' Leads Pontalba at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 20, 2008) - Trainer Steve Klesaris, stabling here for the first time this winter, has the 9-5 morning line choice entry of  Forty Thieves and Sunday Blitz in Saturday's $60,000 Old Hickory Stakes at Fair Grounds. The 31st running of the Old Hickory is one of two 5...

Leesa Lee, Perrodin, Win Sunday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 16, 2008) - Larry Compagna's Leesa Lee gave jockey Louisiana-born jockey E. J. Perrodin his first victory at Fair Grounds in two seasons when the 5-year-old mare came rallied from last to win the $52,000 allowance feature Sunday. The race was designed as a prep for...