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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...

Desert Wheat Wins Saturday's Mr. Sulu Stakes at FG

Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and J.D. Lee’s Desert Wheat swung outside the leaders entering the lane and proved best by a length and three-quarters in the inaugural $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Desert Wheat Wins Saturday's Mr. Sulu Stakes at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 15, 2008) - Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and J.D. Lee's Desert Wheat swung outside the leaders entering the lane and proved best by a length and three-quarters in the inaugural $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/16-mile race for Louisiana-...

Mr. Sulu Stakes Serves As Day 2 FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 13, 2008) - Valene Farms' Autobeacat has been made the 3-1 morning line choice in a field of 14 Louisiana-breds named to the inaugural running of the $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes at about 1 1/16-miles over the Stall-Wilson turf course Saturday at Fair Grounds. The Mr....

Stormy West, Sammie Sam Capture FG Opening Day Stakes

Stormy West captured the Blushing K. D. Handicap and Sammie Sam won the Si Cima Stakes, the co-features of opening day of the 137th season of racing Friday at Fair Grounds.

Stormy West, Sammie Sam Capture FG Opening Day Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 14, 2008) - After challenging for command entering the lane, Diana and Guy Snowden's Stormy West quickly drew clear and then withstood late challenges from Final Refrain and Barbette to capture the inaugural running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap, the co-...

Fair Grounds Unveils Grand Opening Original Painting

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 14, 2008) - Thomas "Tuna" Seither is known in New Orleans for his colorful posters for such prestigious sporting events as the Crescent City Classic, Super Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo and local PGA Golf tournaments. Today at the grand opening of the...

Fair Grounds Opens Doors to 'Our New House'

With new Fair Grounds president Austin Miller saying, "Welcome to our new house," and gold scissors snipping red and green ribbons in unison, the track ushered in its new slot-machine gaming facility and 137th racing season Friday.