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Ice Climber Wins Feature; Flash Mash Emerges as FG Oaks Contender

Allowed to settle early, Team Block’s Ice Climber commenced a rally outside the leaders when set down for the drive and wore down Last Call Racing Partnership’s Musicstreet Menace in the late stages to be best by a length in Saturday’s featured 1 1/16-mile $47,000 allowance feature over the Stall-...

Theriot Wins Four on Friday

Three years ago, Louisiana-born jockey Jamie Theriot rode most of the races on a cold, overcast November day at Churchill Downs, got into his car at the end of the day and drove all night to ride the opening day card at Fair Grounds. It proved to be worth the rush. Theriot arrived in time for the...

Hallway Hits His Stride in Mr. Sulu Stakes

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway came from off the pace in Saturday’s $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes for a one-length win, denying defending champion Desert Wheat (owned by Wachtel Stable, Brous Stable and J. D. Lee) a third straight win in Fair Grounds’ 1 1/16-mile race restricted to accredited...

Hallway Splashes to Mr. Sulu Victory

Hallway came from off the pace in Saturday’s $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes for a one-length win, denying defending champion Desert Wheat a third straight win in Fair Grounds’ 1 1/16-mile race restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds. The winner gave Steve Asmussen a training triple and jockey Jamie...

Pair of Anna Win On Opening Day

Female jockeys may have developed an increasing presence at Fair Grounds in recent seasons, but having two different female riders visit the winner’s circle on opening day at the Crescent City oval – that’s a rare happening that was accomplished on Thanksgiving, the opening day of the 2010-2011...

Mambo Galliano Waltzes in 85th Thanksgiving Handicap on Opening Day

Former Fair Grounds owner Louie Roussel III was not present for the 85th running of the featured $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap on Fair Grounds’ traditional opening day, but it was still a rousing hometown victory for the New Orleans native because he owns and trains the winner, Mambo Galliano....

Mambo Galliano Waltzes in 85th Thanksgiving Handicap on Opening Day

Former Fair Grounds owner Louie Roussel III was not present for the 85th running of the featured $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap on Fair Grounds’ traditional opening day, but it was still a rousing hometown victory for the New Orleans native because he owns and trains the winner, Mambo Galliano.

Free Racehorse Ownership Seminars!

Imagine the thrill of owning a Thoroughbred racehorse. Early mornings watching your horse train from the backside rail. Visiting the barn with your family. Mingling in the paddock before the race. Shaking hands with your jockey and wishing him or her a safe voyage. And then, of course, watching...

Prospective Owners Will Love Lovell at Saturday Seminar

As always, when Thanksgiving Day makes its return as the opening day of the Fair Grounds season, a lot of people will be on hand for the happening social scene at the New Orleans oval even though they might have only a casual interest in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Here’s some advice for them...

Introducing New Fair Grounds Racing Analyst Katie Mikolay

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Beginning Thursday, when Fair Grounds Race Course returns to its revered Thanksgiving Day opening, guests of Fair Grounds and fans of the New Orleans oval’s simulcast signal will find out shortly before the first race of its 84-day 2010-2011 Thoroughbred...