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King of Speed Rules on New Year's Day at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 1, 2009) - Carl Moore's King of Speed celebrated his 10th birthday on New Year's Day with a 3 3/4-length victory in Thursday's $44,000 allowance feature at Fair Grounds. King of Speed, making the 92nd start of his career, earned his 20th lifetime victory while...

Leestown Gift, Morning Memory Win Louisiana Futurity Divisions

Robert Orth and Wes Hawley's Leestown Gift proved to be just that as he prevailed by a neck in the $108,185 colt and gelding division of the Louisiana Futurity, the first of Wednesday's co-features at Fair Grounds.

Leestown Gift, Morning Memory Win Louisiana Futurity Divisions

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 31, 2008) - Robert Orth and Wes Hawley's Leestown Gift proved to be just that as he prevailed by a neck in the $108,185 colt and gelding division of the Louisiana Futurity, the first of Wednesday's co-features at Fair Grounds. In the $110,385 filly division of the...

Fair Grounds To Allow Ship-Ins Again Beginning Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine, the commission will again allow horses to ship in and race at the track beginning with Wednesday's card. Commissioners and LSRC staff, Fair Grounds...

Maybe Baby Wins at Fair Grounds Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - Phillip Maas' Maybe Baby took command near the top of the stretch and captured the $44,000 allowance optional claiming feature for 2-year-old fillies Monday at Fair Grounds. The feature was originally carded for the turf, but was transferred to the main...

Fair Grounds Names Jabelmann Track Superintendent

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - Brian Jabelmann, a 29-year veteran of racing surfaces who has served as track superintendent at Louisiana Downs the last two seasons, has been named to the same post at Fair Grounds. Jabelmann will begin his new position on Wednesday. In two years at...

Antrim County Rallies to Win Sunday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 28, 2008) - Carl Moore Management's Antrim County rallied strongly in the late stages to best Gentleman Chester by a nose in the $48,000 allowance optional claiming feature on the turf Sunday at Fair Grounds. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Eddie Martin Jr.,...

LA Futurity Divisions Highlight New Year's Eve FG Program

The only Wednesday racing program of the 2008-2009 season at Fair Grounds occurs New Year's Eve, highlighted by both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity restricted to Louisiana-bred juveniles.

Louisiana Futurity Divisions Highlight New Year's Eve FG Program

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 28, 2008) - The only Wednesday racing program of the 2008-2009 season at Fair Grounds occurs New Year's Eve, highlighted by both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity restricted to Louisiana-bred juveniles. Both the colts and geldings division, to be run as the...

Jockey Donnie Meche Thrown from Mount, Taken to Hospital

Updated Sunday 4:50 p.m. NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 28, 2008) - Jockey Donnie Meche was injured, but suffered no broken bones, when he was thrown from his mount in Sunday's first race at Fair Grounds. Meche was aboard the 3-year-old filly Miss San Lilli, who was running third in a four-horse...