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French Beret Tops Again In Col. E.R. Bradley

NEW ORLEANS, La (January 10, 2009) - Sam-Son Farms' French Beret put his head down at exactly the right time to capture a repeat win in the $100,000 Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day Saturday at Fair Grounds. "You know what I like about...

RTTD Kickoff Day Notes and Quotes

F.W. Gaudin Memorial Stakes Winner: Mutadda ($7, running time 1:09.87) Trainer Tom Amoss: "The grass race (allowance on Dec. 27) was a good prep. He is a big horse that likes to take himself back. That outside trip ended up being a good thing for us." Jockey Julien Leparoux: "...

Jockey Francisco Torres Out Indefinitely After A. M. Spill

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 9, 2009) - Jockey Francisco Torres will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after tests Friday revealed a fractured clavicle. Torres was thrown from a 3-year-old filly trained by Mark Frostad near the half-mile pole during morning workouts Thursday....

King Dan Wins Friday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 9, 2009) - Jack Randall and Tom Clark's King Dan quickly took command under jockey James Graham and drew off for a 4 1/4-length victory in the $44,000 allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. Graham's second win on the afternoon moved him into sole possession of...

Barn Notes: A Full Thursday for Albarado

It's not unusual to see six-time Fair Grounds leading rider Robby Albarado at a racetrack other than Fair Grounds on a winter weekend to ride a stakes horse.  But on a Thursday?

A Full Thursday for Albarado

Headlines for Friday, January 09, 2009 A Full Thursday for Albarado Fair Grounds Adds Flavor to Eclipse Award Finalists FG Graded Stakes Leaders: Albarado, Howard Husbands Wins at FG Thursday - Heads West Saturday Sandburr Retired at Age 10   A Full Thursday for Albarado...

Tensas Yucatan Wins FG's Thursday Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 8, 2009) - James Spence's Tensas Yucatan took command entering the stretch and drew off late to win Friday's $52,000 filly and mare allowance feature at Fair Grounds by nine lengths. The Louisiana-bred daughter of Ide trained by Morris Nicks and ridden by Patrick...

Six Stakes Showcase Saturday's RTTD Kickoff Day Program

"Derby fever" spikes an early temperature Saturday as the $100,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes headlines "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at Fair Grounds.  Watch Jessica Pacheco's Weekend Preview video here 

Six Stakes Showcase Saturday's RTTD Kickoff Day Program

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 8, 2009) - "Derby fever" spikes an early temperature Saturday as the $100,000 Grade III Lecomte Stakes headlines "Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at Fair Grounds. The Lecomte is one of six stakes offering a total of $500,000 in purses on the...

Hisse Completes Asmussen-Bridgmohan Monday Triple

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 5, 2009) - Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Hisse rallied boldly in the stretch to take a half-length win in Monday's $48,000 one-mile allowance optional claiming feature for state-breds at Fair Grounds. Hisse - the third winner of the afternoon for the tandem of trainer...