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Starlight Racing (March 30): College Sports Theme Night With Groovy 7 Kicks Off Closing Weekend

2012 STARLIGHT RACING ANNOUNCED  Starlight Racing, the upscale nightlife experience with live music, DJs, drink specials and live Thoroughbred racing under the lights, closes out its run for the 2011-2012 meet with one final blowout on Friday, March 30. Fair Grounds offers the first of 18 live...

Fair Grounds Oaks Day (March 31): Track Announces New Partnership With Susan G. Komen

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will partner with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to present a full afternoon of fun while raising funds for breast cancer research on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31. The racing action will include four stakes restricted to fillies and mares, highlighted by...

Fair Grounds Announces New Oaks Day Partnership With Susan G. Komen

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will partner with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to present a full afternoon of fun while raising funds for breast cancer research on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31. The racing action will include four stakes restricted to fillies and mares, highlighted by the...

Louisiana Derby Notes: Alpha, Mark Valeski and More

South Florida-based Alpha, easy winner of the Grade III Withers at Aqueduct on Feb. 4, is now considered probable for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (Gr. II) on April 1, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed today. “The chances are very good that we’re coming that way,” McLaughlin said. “Simon...

Watch My Smoke Wins Sunday Feature

Maggi Moss’s Watch Me Smoke, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally entering the lane and drew off in the final furlong for four-length tally in Sunday’s $49,000 mile and 70 yard allowance and $17,500 optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds. Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Rosie Napravnik...

Sunday Notes: Havre de Grace Having Wonderful Morning

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, fresh once more after the spoils of victory attained Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies, was standing quietly in her stall early Sunday morning while trainer Larry Jones was still in town. “We’re all good, here,” said...

New Orleans Ladies Quotes

Jockey Ramon Dominguez (Havre de Grace, winner): “We had a great trip. My main purpose was to try to keep her out of trouble. She was ready to run, as usual with all Larry Jones’ horses coming off of the layoff. She seems like she was definitely much the best on paper and she proved to be...

Havre de Grace Rules New Orleans Ladies

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace treated Fair Grounds guests to a shamrock-flavored shower of power Saturday, giving those on hand and racing fans all over the world a St. Patrick’s Day to remember with a facile 4 1/2-length victory as she made her 2012 debut in the third running of the $...

Havre de Grace Rules New Orleans Ladies

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace treated Fair Grounds guests to a shamrock-flavored shower of power Saturday, giving those on hand and racing fans all over the world a St. Patrick’s Day to remember with a facile 4 1/2-length victory as she made her 2012 debut in the third running of the $...

Wash Park Takes Starlight Feature

Keith Plaisance’s favored Wash Park commenced a rally in mid-stretch outside the leaders and was up to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s Starlight Racing feature at Fair Grounds.  As the headline event during the fifth of six such Starlight Racing programs in New Orleans this...