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Southern Style Wins Friday Feature

Maynard Chatters Jr.’s Southern Style, allowed to settle early, rallied outside the leaders when set down for the drive and won Friday’s $29,000 optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds by two and a quarter lengths. The winner, ridden by Wilfredo Lozano Jr., returned mutuels of $5.80, $3.80 and $2....

Risen Star Noms Due February 6

Nominations for the February 20 Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles are due Feb. 6. Horses that were Early Bird nominees to the Louisiana Derby are automatically subscribed to the Risen Star. Otherwise, subscriptions are $300 each, with an additional $1,750 to enter...

Mike Diliberto Debates 'Dressing' for Saints Parade

The late New Orleans native and local newspaper, radio and television personality “Buddy” Diliberto once boasted that if the New Orleans Saints ever went to the Super Bowl he would parade downtown wearing a dress. “Unfortunately, he never got to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Mike...

Never Retreat, Category Seven Renew Rivalry in Marie Krantz 'Cap

Team Block’s Never Retreat and James Perron Racing Stable’s Category Seven (center, white cap), first and second under the wire respectively in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap Jan. 2 before being reversed by disqualification, face off once again in Saturday’s $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/29/10.

Saturday's $60,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial H. at Fair Grounds has drawn a field of 12 fillies and mares, including one main-track-only candidate, and seven of them exit the January 2 Furl Sail H. over the same course and distance of about 1 1/16 miles on the turf. NEVER RETREAT (Smart Strike) was...

Never Retreat, Categor Seven Renew Rivalry in Marie Krantz 'Cap

Team Block’s Never Retreat and James Perron Racing Stable’s Category Seven, first and second under the wire respectively in Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Furl Sail Handicap Jan. 2 before being reversed by disqualification, face off once again in Saturday’s $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap for older...

Rockin' Robby Albarado

Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner wearing the blue silks with the white trim, weighing in at 117 pounds, from Lafayette, Louisiana, the seven-time Fair Grounds riding champion, this is "Rockin" Robby Alabardo. His opponents, from around the racing world, make-up the toughest, most...

Super Bowl Sunday First Post Moved Up to 11:30 am

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has moved up first post for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, to 11:30 a.m. CST. The nine-race program will end by 3:30 p.m. CST, giving local Who Dats plenty of time to enjoy the races before settling in for the biggest football game in New Orleans Saints history....

FG to Reduce Purses Starting Sunday

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce purses of overnight races by nine-percent, effective Sunday, January 31, and trim the value of 12 stakes events. A pair of Grade II races for older horses—the New Orleans Handicap and the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap on turf—have had their...

Jody Slew Would Be Welcome Addition to Grade III Silverbulletday

Last weekend’s $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes provided one welcome surprise for the barn of conditioner Bret Calhoun when Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew got up in time to win the local oval’s first  prep for the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks March 26. Carl Moore Management’s Speedacious...