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Ask Joe Gives Klesaris Sweet Victory in Sugar Bowl

Trainer Steve Klesaris was ready to celebrate after Ask Joe captured the 58th running of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes by a head over Big Push in the finale of a five-stakes program at Fair Grounds. When invited to a champagne toast in honor of Ask Joe's victory - which coincidentally was...

Ask Joe Gives Klesaris Sweet Victory in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 20, 2008) - Trainer Steve Klesaris was ready to celebrate after Ask Joe captured the 58th running of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes by a head over Big Push in the finale of a five-stakes program at Fair Grounds. When invited to a champagne toast in honor of Ask Joe's...

Santa Super Saturday Notes & Quotes

SANTA SUPER SATURDAY NOTES & QUOTES   Letellier Memorial Stakes Winner: Leigh McLovin ($5.60, running time 1:10.47) Trainer Ronny Werner: "The inside post was a little of a concern. We were fortunate that she broke well. She ran a good race." Jockey Robby Albarado: "It...

'Power' Surges in Friday's Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 19, 2008) - Carl Moore Management's Power Surge took command shortly after the start and continued willingly late to post a three-length victory in the $50,000 sprint feature for Louisiana-breds Friday at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Carlos Gonzalez, Power Surge set...

Indygo Mountain May Only Miss a Few Days of Training

  Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2008 Indygo Mountain May Only Miss a Few Days of Training Another Big Day Thursday For Asmussen Trainer Margolis Saddles First Fair Grounds Winner Thursday Myboycharlie Goes in Woodchopper - Then to Stud in Australia White Horse Winners...

One More for Uno Mas in FG's Thursday Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) - Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner's Uno Mas proved clearly best for the second straight time in winning a first-level allowance for 2-year-olds Thursday at Fair Grounds.  Uno Mas, with Shaun Bridgmohan up for record-setting trainer Steve Asmussen, drew off for...

Sugar Bowl Headlines Santa Super Saturday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) - Christmas comes early at Fair Grounds this weekend with Santa Super Saturday, which includes five $60,000 stakes races as part of its expanded 11-race program. Heading the Santa Super Saturday program is the 58th running of the Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-...

Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14.

Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) -Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14. Square Eddie, trained by Doug O'Neill...

Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday

  Headlines for Monday, December 15, 2008 Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday Saturday's Sugar Bowl Stakes One More Sweet Test for Juveniles Heitzmann, Campbell Enjoy Successful Weekend Thursday's Fair Grounds Pick 6 Carryover - $19,176   Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-...