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Hisse Wins Red Camelia on Closing Day

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hisse proved prophetically best by 4 3/4-lengths when winning Sunday’ $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes on closing day of Fair Grounds 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite.   Conditioned by Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who won his ninth...

Zardana Named Horse of the Meet; Bridgmohan Wins First Riding Title

Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana, the 6-year-old mare who shipped in to defeat reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, was named Horse of the Meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite by a vote of...

First Four From FG Oaks Bound for Kentucky Oaks

Once again this year, the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks is likely to serve as a preview of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks five weeks later. On Saturday morning, the connections of the first four horses under the wire in Friday’s 44th running of the Fair Grounds Oaks all admitted that the Kentucky Oaks on...

Misson Impazible Wins 97th Grade II Louisiana Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally when set down for the drive, gained the advantage in the late stages and won a hard-fought three quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby, the richest race ever run at Fair Grounds Race...

Misson Impazible Wins Saturday's Louisiana Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally when set down for the drive, gained the advantage in the late stages and won a hard-fought three quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby, the richest race ever run at the historic...

Quiet Temper Wins Fair Grounds Oaks; Top Four Heading to Kentucky Oaks

Mark Stanley’s Quiet Temper was kept to her task in the final strides by jockey Robby Albarado to best front-running Champagne d’Oro by a  half-length in Friday’s 44th running of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the main event for 3-year-old fillies each season at the Crescent City oval. The win...

Derby Undercard: Pletcher and Castellano Win Muniz with Blues Street, N.O. 'Cap with Battle Plan

Regally-bred Battle Plan invaded from his South Florida base to score a front-running 1 ½-length victory over General Quarters in his stakes debut, Saturday’s Grade II, $500,000 New Orleans Handicap.

Tizaqueena, A She’s Adorable Give Stidham One-Two Bayou Handicap Finish

Darley Stable’s odds-on favorite Tizaqueena held back a ferocious late bid by stablemate A She’s Adorable to win by a head give trainer Mike Stidham a one-two finish in Friday’s 41st  running of the $99,000 Bayou Handicap at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares highlighted...

Hall of Famers Headline Louisiana Derby Trainers

Four Thoroughbred trainers already ensconced in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga, and two others on a path to first-year-of-eligibility induction, will be represented by seven horses – more than half the field – in Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby. Also, with its new...

Daphne Angela Lugs Out But Chugs Home in Crescent City Oaks

Despite lugging out in deep stretch, Daphne Angela narrowly hung on to beat late-charging Lunar Fest by a neck in the $60,000 Crescent City Oaks, the one mile and 40 yard turf test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies. Daphne Angela rallied wide from third on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at...