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Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/10/10

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's HALLWAY (Graeme Hall) benefited from a switch in surfaces to land Saturday's $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace S. by a nose over 1-2 favorite Desert Wheat (Wheaton) at Fair Grounds. This initial added-money triumph was long overdue for the six-year-old Louisiana-bred, who had run...

Louisiana Derby Set for National NBC Sports Broadcast on USA

Churchill Downs Incorporated and NBC Sports have announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1. The March 27 Louisiana Derby from Fair Grounds Race Course...

Starlight Racing Comes to Fair Grounds Friday!

Starlight Racing—a new upscale night racing experience with specialty drinks in the trackside Miller Beer Garden chalet, live music by The Wise Guys, world famous charbroiled oysters from Drago’s and more—comes to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the first of three Friday evenings this...

Hallway Defeats Desert Wheat by a Whisker in Dixie Poker Ace

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway and odds-on favorite Desert Wheat both launched late bids in the stretch run of Saturday’s $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes, but it was the overlooked Hallway, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, who proved best by a nose at the wire.

Hallway Defeats 'Wheat' by a Whisker in Dixie Poker Ace

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway and odds-on favorite Desert Wheat both launched late bids in the stretch run of Saturday’s $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes at Fair Grounds, but it was the overlooked Hallway, trained by Eclipse-Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan,...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/9/10.

Fair Grounds to offer Starlight Racing programs Starlight Racing -- a new upscale night racing experience with specialty drinks in the trackside Miller Beer Garden chalet, live music by The Wise Guys, world famous charbroiled oysters from Drago's and more -- comes to Fair Grounds for the first of...

FG Regular Bryan Wagner Wins $100k as 2009 NHC Tour Champ

Fair Grounds regular Bryan Wagner, a 66-year-old insurance executive from New Orleans, used a second-place finish at the December 26-27 Surfside Race Place qualifier in Del Mar, Calif., to clinch the 2009 crown as Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Tour Champion and a $100,000 first-place prize.

Security's Thompson Part of HRTV's Eclipse Award Runner-Up Feature

As high profile horse trainers in addition to being natives of New Orleans, Tom Amoss and Al Stall Jr. have long become accustomed to microphones and TV lights, and as such they were ideal interviewees for HRTV’s Inside Information feature on Fair Grounds and Hurricane Katrina. However, also as a...

Daddy Forty Nine, Walking the Beach Will Look for Allowance Spot

Three-year-olds Daddy Forty Nine and Walking the Beach are unlikely to move on to the Jan. 23 Grade III Lecomte Stakes, the first race in Fair Grounds’ Road to the Derby series, after finishing out of the money in Sunday’s allowance feature won by Stay Put. Trainer Tom Amoss attempted to take the...

Gentle Momnent Wins Friday Feature

Ragin Cajun Stable’s Gentle Moment, always well placed, launched a sustained bid when set down for the drive to win Friday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds six-furlong allowance feature restricted to Louisiana-breds by an expanding 5 1 /4-length margin. Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, scoring his second win of...