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Three Stakes on New Year's Eve, Blushing KD on New Year's Day

The $60,000 Woodchopper Stakes for 3-year-olds and two divisions of the Louisiana Futurity bring down the curtain on 2010 during Friday’s New Year’s Eve program . The next day it’s in with the new when the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap for older females highlights Saturday’s New Year’s Day...

Three Stakes on New Year's Eve and Blushing KD 'Cap on New Year's Day

The 24th running of the $60,000 Woodchopper Stakes for 3-year-olds at about one mile over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course as well as the 47th renewals of the restricted Louisiana Futurity ($112,224 colt and gelding division and $107,125 filly division) bring down the curtain on the 2010...

Fast Alex on New Orleans 'Cap Trail After Monday Win

Jim Tafel LLC’s Fast Alex has his connections thinking about the Grade II, $300,000 New Orleans Handicap in March after an impressive win in Monday’s feature, a $49,000 allowance for older horses at one mile and 70 yards over the Fair Grounds main track. Despite slow fractions of :24.46, :48.80 and...

Herp Wins Sunday's 2-Year-Old Allowance Feature

Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch’s Herp came from off the pace and burst through on the rail to win Sunday’s $47,000 entry-level allowance feature at six furlongs by 1 ¼ lengths over Pin Oak Stables’ Divine Music. The winner, a 2-year-old by Arch trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Corey Lanerie...

Great Mills Proves Best in Thursday Turf Feature for Juveniles

Millennium Farms’ Great Mills stalked the pace set by Carl R. Moore’s Yankee Gone South, challenged the leader approaching the quarter-pole and inched clear to win Thursday’s $45,000 maiden special weight feature at 5 ½ furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course by 2 ¾ lengths. The winner, a...

Four Week and Racing Review

   The 2010-2011 Fair Grounds racing season is already four-weeks old and there is both familiar and unfamiliar faces leading the standings. Trainer Steve Asmussen is in a familiar spot leading all conditioners with 10 wins, one more than Michelle Lovell. Asmussen is a very familiar face...

Gran Estreno Wins $54k Turf Feature

Feel the Thunder Stables’ Gran Estreno, two-time winner of the Grade III Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park, closed steadily in the final furlong and inched clear to win by a half-length over Stacey Moak’s Southern Anthem in Wednesday’s $54,000 allowance/optional claiming feature for older...

New Year’s Eve $2,011 Cash Giveaway!

Celebrate 2011 with our New Year’s Eve $2,011 Cash Giveaway!  What better way to start the New Year than with some new cash in your pockets. There will be $100 in cash given away every hour from 1pm-10pm and one lucky winner will receive $2,011 in cash at 11pm.

Fair Grounds to Host Claiming Crown For First Time in 2011

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana will host the 13th running of the Claiming Crown on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Patterned after the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Claiming Crown was designed to reward Thoroughbred racing’s “blue-collar” horses and will offer races...

Wild About Marie Takes Monday Feature

Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Wild About Marie pressed the pace of Temple Webber Jr.’s Truly Lucky most of the way, challenged that one in the late stages and drew clear for a 1 3/4-length victory in Monday’s featured $49,000 grass sprint for fillies and mares at about 5 1/2-furlongs over the Stall-Wilson...