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Monday Notes: FG Oaks-Bound Kathmanblu Favored in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables’ Kathmanblu, clearly best in her most recent start in the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds Feb. 19, emerged as the solid 7-2 favorite in the single pool of Churchill Downs’ 2011 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager at the conclusion of that pool’s...

'Tastings' Return March 31

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., kicks off the 2011 “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on Thursday, March 31 with an “Old World vs. New World” theme. Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature more than 30...

Eagle Putt Rolls In Sunday Feature

Woodview Farm’s Eagle Putt broke in stride to make the pace and continued willingly in the late stages to capture Sunday’s featured $53,000 allowance optional claiming sprint for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds by 3 3/4-lengths. Ridden by Richard Eramia and trained by Jeff Thornbury, Eagle...
Rosie Napravnik

Sunday Notes: Napravnik On Track to Become FG's First Female Leading Rider

Good morning, New Orleans! Do you know who your leading rider is this winter? Here at Fair Grounds, the nation’s third oldest Thoroughbred race course and a local landmark for well over a hundred years, the soon-to-be crowned jockey champion at the 2010-2011 meeting which ends in two weeks will...

Family Fun Day Returns to Fair Grounds March 20

Bring the kids for an unforgettable afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when Family Fun Day returns March 20 with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and more. Admission is $5 (Children three and under are free). Special food offerings...

Rosie Rides Five Winners Saturday

Jockey Rosie Napravnik rode five winners on Saturday’s card: Social Vindication in the third race, Tyme for Willard in the fifth, Mister Marti Gras in the sixth, Barrington Road in the eight and Glenwood Canyon in the ninth. It was the third five-win day for a jockey this season after quintets by...

Ravi's Song Hits High Note in N.O. Ladies; Great Mills Takes Grindstone

Ravi’s Song, allowed to settle, launched a bold bid along the inside when set down for the drive and drew off for a convincing length and a half score in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Carl Bowman and...

Ravi's Song Hits High Note in N.O. Ladies; Great Mills Takes Grindstone

Ravi’s Song, owned by Mrs. Yoshio Fujita, was allowed to settle, launched a bold bid along the inside when set down for the drive and drew off for a convincing length and a half score in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. The...

Steve Asmussen, Peace Rules and Rachel Alexandra to FG Hall of Fame

Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Steve Asmussen, a nine-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds; Peace Rules, the 2003 Louisiana Derby and 2004 New Orleans Handicap winner; and Rachel Alexandra, the dominant 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. The first Fair Grounds...

"Letters from the Backside" at Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby Weekend

The Neighborhood Story Project, a local nonprofit in partnership with the University of New Orleans that facilitates area residents publishing books about their own communities, will present Letters from the Backside, an exhibition of open letters by racing’s behind-the-scenes workers accompanied...