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Barn Notes: Sunday, January 12

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Works for Saturday's GIII Lecomte; Stewart Breezes Unbridled Forever Prior to Saturday's Silverbulletday; Fair Grounds Tops Nation With Highest Carryover Pool ($105,115) Sunday Windy Hill Farm’s Smarty Echo worked a half-mile in company Sunday morningin preparation...

Stakes Recap: Costa Rising Stakes

Heitai Rises Again in Costa Rising at Fair Grounds Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai, cleverly ridden by Diego Saenz once again, teamed up to use the same tactics they did four weeks ago in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint to capture Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes for Louisiana-breds by...

NEWS RELEASE: Starlight-Starbright, Fair Grounds' New Community Involvement Program

Starlight-Starbright, Let Us Help You Tonight Starlight Racing presented by Miller Lite and Blue Moon returns Friday, January 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and this month’s event with a first post of 5 p.m. will mark the introduction of a new community involvement program, Starlight-...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 10

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Smarty's Echo Joins Lecomte Probable Starters; Divine Beauty Heads $125,000 Silverbulletday Probable Starters; String King to Try Open Company Again in Grade III Col. E. R. Bradley 'Cap; Prayer For Relief to Answer Call of $100,000 Louisiana Handicap; 2013 Louisiana Derby Winner...

Barn Notes: Thursday, January 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Albano, Gold Hawk Headed for Lecomte Faceoff; Keith Desormeaux Updates on Silent Ruler, Ive Struck a Nerve It is now less than 10 days until Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but at this early juncture the Grade III Lecomte Stakes,...

Stakes Advance: Costa Rising Stakes

Heavy on Themister Heads FG's Costa Rising Stakes Rebecca Farms and T. J. Dickey’s Heavy On Themister, hero of the 2012 $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the scene of his greatest victory to face 11 rivals in Saturday’s $60,000 Costa Rising...

ROAP Certificate Program at FG January 25-26

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) will be conducting a Certificate Program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on January 25-26, 2014.ROAP accredits all racing officials, stewards, and judges, and provides educational opportunities to produce qualified racing officials. In...

NEWS RELEASE: Three Named to Join Press Box Hall of Fame at FG

New Orleanians Gremillion, Paretti, Hodges, Jr. Latest to be Honored Three longtime veterans of the New Orleans press corps will be inducted into the Press Box Hall of Fame at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during ceremonies to be held following the races on Wednesday, March 12...

Stakes Recap: Seeking Ms Shelly Wins FG's Pan Zareta

Dream Walkin’ Farms’Seeking Ms Shelley, trained by Joe Duhon, moved boldly into contention entering the stretch and drew off late to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes by a length and a half under jockey Roman Chapa. The winning 8-year-old mare, who had failed in two previous Pan Zareta...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 3

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Same Cross Staying in Pan Zareta; Seeking Ms Shelley Seeking $75,000 Pan Zareta Upset Saturday; Jockey, Trainer Standings Tighten Up Again Brereton C. Jones'  Same Cross, being by Proud Clarion out of a Langfuhr mare, was so named because she is out of the “same cross” that...