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Barn Notes: Thursday, February 6

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Commanding Curve Head to Grade II Risen Star; Albano, Divine Beauty Get Monday Breezes for Feb. 22 Assignments; Monkeys Riding Sheep Dogs Preview in FG Paddock Thursday Morning West Point Thoroughbreds’Commanding Curve, a quickly-developing 3-year-old ridgling trained by Dallas...

NEWS RELEASE: Fair Grounds to Move First Post to 1:25pm Daily Starting February 13

Effective Thursday, February 13, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will move scheduled first post for all cards slated for a 1 p.m. start to 1:25 p.m. Three live racing dates with special post times will remain unaffected by the change: Louisiana Derby Preview Day, February 22, 12:30 p.m.,...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, February 5

IN TODAY'S NOTES: The 'Can Man' Can, Does, and Did in Crescent City; Ria Antonia's Fair Grounds Future Still Undecided Wednesday Morning These days, he’s known around the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as “Can Man,” and in his younger years as a New Orleans club fighter he was...

Barn Notes: Sunday, February 2

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Jockey Leandro Goncalves Working Way to Top; Trainer Tom Amoss Preparing Rise Up for Grade II Risen Star Feb. 22 As of the beginning of February, jockey Leandro Goncalves (pronounced gon-SALV-es) was still the only rider at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this season that...

Stakes Recaps: Happy Ticket Stakes & Battle of New Orleans

Kiss to Remember Best in Battle of New Orleans; Warm Breeze Wires FG's Happy Ticket Stakes Maggi Moss’sKiss to Remember prompted the pace, gained the advantage in upper stretch and drew off late for a 4 ¼-length score in Saturday’s first renewal of the $60,000 Battle of New Orleans at Fair Grounds...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 31

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Quick Indian Could Be Going in Grade II Risen Star; Xtra Luck Another Possibility for FG's $400,000 Risen Star; Fair Grounds Friday Work Tab Unusually Light Daniel Lynch and Merrill Scherer’s Quick Indian, one length the best in an allowance and $50,000 optional claiming mile and...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 30

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Larry Jones Taking Lost Training Days in Stride; Ria Antonia on Ever-Tightening Schedule for Either 'Rachel' or 'Risen'; Fair Grounds Jockey, Trainer Standings at Half-Way Mark of FG Season NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, January 30, 2014) –As of Thursday morning, with Brereton Jones’s...

Stakes Advance: Happy Ticket Stakes & Battle of New Orleans

Warm Breeze Meets Same Cross in FG's Happy Ticket; Adrianne G, Kiss to Remember Go Face to Face in Battle of New Orleans Ten Broeck Farm’s Warm Breeze, who blew off all challengers with a 6 ¼-length tally over sloppy going in her last start Dec. 28 in first level allowance company, could steal away...

NEWS RELEASE: Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10

Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10 to Benefit Fair Grounds Backstretch Community The annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament to benefit the Fair Grounds’ backstretch community will take place this year on March 10 at Lakewood Country Club and Golf Course (4801 General Degaulle Dr, New Orleans...

Barn Notes: Sunday, January 26

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Risen Star-Bound Ria Antonia Gets Sunday Breeze; Amoss-Napravnik Tandem Team Up Again Saturday Night in Houston; Early Look at Saturday's $60,000 Battle of New Orleans; Early Look at Saturday's $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes Loooch Racing et al.’s Ria Antonia, the 3-year-old filly...