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Barn Notes: Thursday, March 27

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Louisiana Derby Day Adds Three Restricted Stakes -- Montbrooks Miracle Slight Choice in $75,000 Crescent City Derby; Closing Report Meets Designer Legs in $75,000 Crescent City Oaks; Skip the Pinot and Populist Politics Favored in $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace In addition Saturday’s...

Stakes Advance: Palace Malice Favored in New Orleans Handicap

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes as the final jewel of racing’s 2013 Triple Crown, will go to the post in Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap with 121 pounds and the favorite’s mantle in the field of eight older horses. The New Orleans Handicap, contested at...

Stakes Advance: Real Solution Heads Mervin Muniz Memorial

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution, adjudged winner of last summer’s Grade I Arlington Million, will shoulder the top impost of 122 pounds including three-time Fair Grounds’ defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik in Saturday’s Grade II Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap, annually the centerpiece...

Stakes Advance: Untapable, Unbridled Forever Set for Face-Off in FG Oaks

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable, much the best when dominating rivals by 9 ½-lengths in the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes here Feb. 22, may be faced with a more difficult task when she meets Charles Fipke’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes star Unbridled Forever, whose connections passed on...

Stakes Advance: Intense Holiday Heads $1 Million Louisiana Derby

Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday, winner of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 101st running of the Grade II $1 million Louisiana Derby,...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 23

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Real Solution to Head Mervin Muniz Memorial -- Arlington Million Winner Highweighted at 122; Louisiana Derby Day Workers Out in Force March 22 at Fair Grounds; Reminder: Annual Fair Grounds Crawfish Boil on Top Monday Afternoon Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution, adjudged winner...

NEWS RELEASE: Robby Albarado Lands Five Saturday at Fair Grounds

Seven-time Fair Grounds riding champion Robby Albarado posted the second five-win day by a rider at the meet Saturday, working his way into the winner’s circle in half of the day’s races. Jockey Leandro Goncalves rode five winners on the December 28 card. “It was a great day,” said Albarado. “I was...

Stakes Recap: Red Camelia Stakes

I Dazzle Dazzles in FG's $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes Brent Gasaway et al.’s I Dazzle, now trained by Mike Stidham after arriving from a California campaign,proved herself a worthy favorite when she closed boldly to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes by 1 ¼-lengths over a firm Stall-Wilson...

Barn Notes: Friday, March 21

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Weights Released for Grade II New Orleans 'Cap; Grade II Mervin Muniz 'Cap Remains Fluid Five Days Before Draw Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes as the final jewel of racing’s 2013 Triple Crown, has been assigned the top impost of 121 pounds for...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 20

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Grade II New Orleans Handicap Shaping Up Strong; Reminder: Fair Grounds Annual Crawfish Boil Monday Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes in the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, is expected to be one of several notable graded stakes winners to...