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More Than Racing on Louisiana Derby Preview Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - Fans at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Derby Preview Day next Saturday, and the following afternoon, can enjoy more than just great Thoroughbred racing. On Louisiana Derby Preview Day, which falls on the final weekend before Carnival season begins in earnest...

Normandy Shore Lands as FG Friday Longshot

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - April McCurry's Normandy Shore made the pace and continued willingly for a 1 3/4-length upset victory in Friday's $48,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds. The winner, ridden by Jamie Theriot and trained by Ronny Werner, paid $43.40, $...

Barn Notes: Countdown Continues to Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Trainer Larry Jones is currently holding three aces on his latest Triple Crown run, and it should be remembered that his horses have finished second in the last two runnings of the Kentucky Derby.

Countdown to Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Headlines for Friday, January 30, 2009 Countdown Continues To Louisiana Derby Preview Day Fair Grounds Flavor Simmers Over Monday's Eclipse Awards Dinner Zimmerman Hopeful for Fair Grounds Return Albarado, Asmussen Reward Fans with Longshot Payoffs Thursday Super Bowl Weekend...

Nans Joy Captures Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 29, 2009) - Irish-bred Nans Joy rallied outside the early leaders and was up to be best by a length in Thursday's $48,000 allowance optional claiming feature for older fillies and mares on the turf at Fair Grounds. Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and...

FG's Traditional Black Gold Stakes Showcased Saturday

Tradition take center stage Saturday at Fair Grounds with the 52nd running of the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes for 3-year-olds at about 5 1/2 furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course. To watch the weekend preview video click here.

FG's Traditional Black Gold Stakes Showcased Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 29, 2009) - Tradition take center stage Saturday at Fair Grounds with the 52nd running of the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes for 3-year-olds at about 5 1/2 furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course. The Black Gold is named in honor of the first of two Louisiana Derby...

Barn Notes: Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 7 Firming Up

Grade III Lecomte Stakes winner Friesan Fire and third-place finisher Au Moon head the list of 3-year-olds under consideration for the $200,000 Grade III Risen Star Stakes Feb. 7 at Fair Grounds.

Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 7 Firming Up

Headlines for Monday, January 26, 2009 Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 7 Firming Up Trainer Pennino Celebrates 89th Birthday Sunday by Saddling Horse Delhomme Sends Out Upset Winner Saturday at Fair Grounds Sibille Ends Win Drought, And So Does Horse Schedule Changes For Super...

Get Rich Quick Wins Again Sunday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 25, 2009) - Pin Oak Stable's Get Rich Quick posted his second straight win at Fair Grounds when he circled the early leaders in the stretch to capture Sunday's allowance optional claiming feature by a half-length. Ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Malcolm Pierce,...