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'Tycoon' Rules FG Handicap; 'Honest' Runs True in Mineshaft

Saturday's Louisiana Derby Preview Day undercard at Fair Grounds was highlighted by Charlotte Musgrave's Diamond Tycoon, who came from well off the pace to capture the $125,000 Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap under a masterful ride by Julien Leparoux.

'Tycoon' Rules FG Handicap; 'Honest' Runs True in Mineshaft

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 7, 2009) - Saturday's Louisiana Derby Preview Day undercard at Fair Grounds was highlighted by Charlotte Musgrave's Diamond Tycoon, who came from well off the pace to capture the $125,000 Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap under a masterful ride by Julien Leparoux....

Louisiana Derby Preview Day Notes and Quotes

Pan Zareta Stakes Winner: Precious Kiss ($6.60, running time 1:11.14) Trainer Patrick Mouton: "I told John (Jacinto) not to change a thing with the four-horse field. Take her back and relax, because she loves this home stretch." Jockey John Jacinto: "I took her back today. I...

'Jazz' Jazzes Up Pick 6 for Louisiana Derby Preview Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 6, 2009) - Jazz in the Park, dismissed at odds of 23-1, all but assured a five-figure Pick 6 carryover for Louisiana Derby Preview Day when he captured the $46,000 allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. The Pick 6 was not hit Friday, and a carryover of $13,354...

Barn Notes: Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors

Back on Dec. 18, in a first-level allowance at Fair Grounds, Vinery Stable LLC and Fox Hill Farms Inc.'s Friesan Fire - wearing emerald green silks with a white yoke - made or forced the pace most of the way before finishing second. Three weeks later, in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes here on Jan...

Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors

Headlines for Friday, February 06, 2009 Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors Four Gifts, Dumar Run Saturday as Heiligbrodts Vie for Owner Title Jockey Miguel Mena Rides Thursday Triple   Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors NEW ORLEANS, La...

Master Plan Wins Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 5, 2009) - Edmond and Sharon Hudon's Master Plan used front-running tactics to capture Thursday's $44,000 Fair Grounds allowance feature by a length from the favored Blackberry Road. The winner, trained by Mike Stidham and patiently ridden by James Graham, paid $13....

'Honest' Choice in Mineshaft; 'Beret' Duo Tops FG Handicap

If a pair of graded stakes for 3-year-olds wasn't enough to whet the appetite on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the undercard features two more Grade III stakes, the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap and $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap, and two added-money sprints.

'Honest' Choice in Mineshaft; 'Beret' Duo Tops FG Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 5, 2009) - If a pair of graded stakes for 3-year-olds wasn't enough to whet the appetite on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the undercard features two more Grade III stakes, the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap and $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap, and...

Barn Notes: My Pal Charlie Set For Return In Mineshaft

The focus on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds will be on the 3-year-old divisions, but a horse that made some noise as a sophomore in 2008 will launch his 4-year-old campaign as well -- B. Wayne Hughes' My Pal Charlie, the 121-pound highweight who will contend for favoritism...