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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...

Stormy West Unleashes Strong Late Run in Furl Sail Handicap

Diana and Guy Snowden's Stormy West broke through the gate prior to the start, but reloaded and then used a determined late run to capture the $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Stormy West Unleashes Strong Late Run in Furl Sail Handicap

  NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 27, 2008) - Diana and Guy Snowden's Stormy West broke through the gate prior to the start, but reloaded and then used a determined late run to capture the $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Fair Grounds. "I can't remember...

Get Rich Quick Wins Friday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 26, 2008) - Pin Oak Stable's Get Rich Quick gained the advantage approaching the top of the stretch and drew off late to win Friday's $46,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds. The winner, ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Malcolm Pierce, paid $...

FG Barn Under Quarantine After Horse Tests Positive for EHV1

A barn in Fair Grounds' stable area is under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine after test results confirmed that a horse in that barn was infected with equine herpes virus ("EHV1"). Officials with the LSRC have ordered biosecurity measures in place in Barns 4A and 4B,...

Seattle Handicapper Nails 181K FG Pick 5

Headlines for Friday, December 26, 2008 Seattle Handicapper Nails 181K FG Pick 6 Theriot Takes Four Winner's Circle Trips Sunday Autrey Saddles Sunday Triple Jockey John Jacinto Getting Hot Again   Seattle Handicapper Nails 181K FG Pick 6 NEW ORLEANS, La. - The upsets were...

One Customer Wins $181K On Fair Grounds Pick 6

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 22, 2008) - Despite four winners at odds of 8-1 or higher, one TwinSpires.com customer in Washington took down Fair Grounds' Pick 6 on Monday for a record payout of $181,201.80. Jay Freeborne, a 41-year-old accountant from Seattle, hit the Pick 6 with a $216 ticket....

Stormy West Tops Full Furl Sail Field

Stormy West, already a stakes winner here this season, returns Saturday as the 7-2 morning line choice in the 37th running of the $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf at Fair Grounds. The Furl Sail, contested at about 1 1/16-miles over the Stall Wilson turf course, has...

Stormy West Tops FG's Furl Sail Handicap Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 22, 2008) - Stormy West, already a stakes winner here this season, returns Saturday as the 7-2 morning line choice in the 37th running of the $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf at Fair Grounds. The Furl Sail, contested at about 1 1/16-miles...

FG to Offer Biggest Pick 6 Carryover in 4 Years Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 21, 2008) - The first six-figure Pick 6 carryover at Fair Grounds in four years awaits customers for the first Monday card of the season after 23-1 longshot King Zeus captured Sunday's final race. A carryover of $100,066 is at stake Monday, which is Fair Grounds'...