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Barn Notes: Friday, January 10

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Joins Lecomte Probable Starters; Divine Beauty Heads $125,000 Silverbulletday Probable Starters; String King to Try Open Company Again in Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley 'Cap; Prayer For Relief to Answer Call of $100,000 Louisiana Handicap; 2013 Louisiana Derby Winner...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Albano, Gold Hawk Headed for Lecomte Faceoff; Keith Desormeaux Updates on Silent Ruler, Ive Struck a Nerve It is now less than 10 days until Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but at this early juncture the Grade III Lecomte Stakes,...

Stakes Advance: Costa Rising Stakes

Heavy on Themister Heads FG's Costa Rising Stakes Rebecca Farms and T. J. Dickey’s Heavy On Themister, hero of the 2012 $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the scene of his greatest victory to face 11 rivals in Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising...

ROAP Certificate Program at FG January 25-26

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) will be conducting a Certificate Program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on January 25-26, 2014.ROAP accredits all racing officials, stewards, and judges, and provides educational opportunities to produce qualified racing officials. In...

NEWS RELEASE: Three Named to Join Press Box Hall of Fame at FG

New Orleanians Gremillion, Paretti, Hodges, Jr. Latest to be Honored Three longtime veterans of the New Orleans press corps will be inducted into the Press Box Hall of Fame at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during ceremonies to be held following the races on Wednesday, March 12...

Stakes Recap: Seeking Ms Shelly Wins FG's Pan Zareta

Dream Walkin’ Farms’Seeking Ms Shelley, trained by Joe Duhon, moved boldly into contention entering the stretch and drew off late to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes by a length and a half under jockey Roman Chapa. The winning 8-year-old mare, who had failed in two previous Pan Zareta...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 3

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Same Cross Staying in Pan Zareta; Seeking Ms Shelley Seeking $75,000 Pan Zareta Upset Saturday; Jockey, Trainer Standings Tighten Up Again Brereton C. Jones'  Same Cross, being by Proud Clarion out of a Langfuhr mare, was so named because she is out of the “same cross” that...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, January 1

IN TODAY'S NOTES: 75 Sophomores Make Up Early LA. Derby Noms; Jockey Anna Roberts Hangs Up Her Tack Seventy-five sophomores have been made Early Bird Nominations to the upcoming 101st running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby to be contested at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on March 29....

Stakes Recap: Louisiana Futurities

Dixie Beat Drums Foes in $97,605 Louisiana Futurity; Nurse Emielle Best of 11 in $106,105 Filly Division Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’sDixie Beat proved the third time the charm when he captured the colts and geldings division of Tuesday’s $97,605 Louisiana Futurity by a neck. After finishing...

Stakes Advance: Pan Zareta Stakes

Good Deed Top Choice in FG's Pan Zareta Saturday Bertram and Richard Klein’s Good Deed, winner of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last spring on the main track, heads an overflow field of 14 older fillies and mares named to Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta...