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Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday. Beginning March 13 and for the final three Fridays of Fair Grounds' 137th season, first post will be 2:50 p.m. CDT....

Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds

Headlines for Friday, February 13, 2009 Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds Announcer Dooley, Athlete Delhomme Share Superstitions Lanerie, Gonzalez Get Monday Doubles; Lanerie Repeats Thursday   Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds NEW ORLEANS, La. -...

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 21.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge,...

Lady Chace Wins Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 12, 2009) - Gold Square LLC's Lady Chace, in command just after the start, made every pole a winning one and drew off late to win Thursday's featured $48,000 sprint at Fair Grounds by 5 1/ 2 lengths. The sprint, originally carded for the grass as a prep for next...

Rolling Sea, Unforgotten Vie in Chou Croute Handicap

Millennium Farms' Rolling Sea and Robert Adams' Unforgotten, a head apart when first and second respectively in Delta's $100,000 Treasure Chest Stakes Dec. 5, are set for a rematch in the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares Saturday at Fair Grounds.To watch the Weekend...

Rolling Sea, Unforgotten Vie in Chou Croute Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 12, 2009) - Millennium Farms' Rolling Sea and Robert Adams' Unforgotten, a head apart when first and second respectively in Delta's $100,000 Treasure Chest Stakes Dec. 5, are set for a rematch in the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares Saturday...

Heart Ashley Wins Monday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 9, 2009) - Zayat Stables' Heart Ashley gained the advantage inside the eighth pole and drew off steadily for a 3 1/4-length victory in Monday's featured $44,000 allowance sprint for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden...

Tizaqueena Tallies Sunday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 8, 2009) - Darley Stable's Tizaqueena, runner-up in Fair Grounds' Tiffany Lass Stakes last year, continued her comeback with a victory in Sunday's $46,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. With 2007-08 and current meet leading rider...

Barn Notes: Friesan Fire Moving Forward to Louisiana Derby March 14

As the two-length winner of Saturday's $200,000 Grade III Risen Star Stakes, Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farms' Friesan Fire is the hottest horse on the grounds that is headed for Fair Grounds' centerpiece race - the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby March 14.