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Barn Notes: Sunday, March 16

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Intense Holiday Leads Louisiana Derby Prospects; Untapable, Unbridled Forever Set for Duel in Fair Grounds Oaks; Reminder: Annual Fair Grounds Crawfish Boil Upcoming March 24 Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday, who won the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds...

Stakes Recap: Colonel Power Stakes

Gantry Gets It Going On Grass in Colonel Power Brittlyn Stable’sGantry had not raced on grass since September of 2011and had made 15 starts since then, but the 7-year-old Pulpit gelding returned to it with a late-charging relish to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Colonel Power Stakes by 1 ¼-lengths over...

Cozze Up Lady the Closing Lady in Mardi Gras Stakes

Martin Racing and Morgan Thoroughbred’s Cozze Up Lady played the role of the closing lady in Tuesday’s $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, going from last to first with a powerful stretch run that saw her get up in the last jump to best William Heffner’s Saturday...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 13

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Three Added to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame; Proud Spell, Trainers Larry Robideaux Jr, Bret Calhoun Inducted; Trio of Native New Orleanians Join FG's Press Box Hall of Fame More than a half-century of history at the nation’s third oldest racecourse was remembered fondly Wednesday...

Stakes Advance: Colonel Power Stakes

Sum of the Parts Heads FG's Colonel Power Stakes Klaravich Stable and William Lawrence’sSum of the Parts, coming off two straight grass dash stakes wins in his last two starts, should rule the choice when he faces seven other grass-favoring sprinters in Saturday’s featured $60,000 Colonel Power...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Unbridled Forever Tops Stewart's Stakes Workers; Trainer Tom Amoss Adding Blinkers to Delta Jackpot Winner Rise Up; Jockey John Jacinto Plans March 20 Return to Riding in Races; Tickets Still Available for FG's Hall of Fame Ceremonies Wednesday Charles Fipke’s Unbridled Forever,...

Stakes Recap: Heitai Outguns Delaunay in Listed Duncan Kenner

It figured to be a speed duel between Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai and Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, and that was exactly how the 61st running of the listed $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes turned out.  However, the public wagered the wrong way. It was second choice Heitai who quickly gained command...

Barn Notes: Friday, March 7

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Public Invited to FG's Hall of Fame Ceremonies There are numerous reasons that fans of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and natives of New Orleans who have always loved the sport of Thoroughbred racing at the Crescent City oval should consider attending Fair Grounds’ Hall of...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 6

IN TODAY'S NOTES: KY Oaks Favorites Likely to Face Off in FG Oaks; Jockey, Trainer Standings at Fair Grounds Through Third Quarter; Lanerie is Fifth Louisianan in Last 11 Years to Win George Woolf Award It is with a sense of hometown pride that racing fans around the New Orleans area boast that...

Stakes Advance: Delaunay to Defend Duncan F. Kenner Stakes Title

Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, who won last season’s listed Duncan F. Kenner Stakes by 4 ½-lengths on his way to Horse of the Meeting honors at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, looms as the strong choice once again to earn a second straight victory in Saturday’s 61st running of the $100,000 six-...