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Barn Notes: Sunday, March 9

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Unbridled Forever Tops Stewart's Stakes Workers; Trainer Tom Amoss Adding Blinkers to Delta Jackpot Winner Rise Up; Jockey John Jacinto Plans March 20 Return to Riding in Races; Tickets Still Available for FG's Hall of Fame Ceremonies Wednesday Charles Fipke’s Unbridled Forever,...

Stakes Recap: Heitai Outguns Delaunay in Listed Duncan Kenner

It figured to be a speed duel between Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai and Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, and that was exactly how the 61st running of the listed $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes turned out.  However, the public wagered the wrong way. It was second choice Heitai who quickly gained command...

Barn Notes: Friday, March 7

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Public Invited to FG's Hall of Fame Ceremonies There are numerous reasons that fans of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and natives of New Orleans who have always loved the sport of Thoroughbred racing at the Crescent City oval should consider attending Fair Grounds’ Hall of...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 6

IN TODAY'S NOTES: KY Oaks Favorites Likely to Face Off in FG Oaks; Jockey, Trainer Standings at Fair Grounds Through Third Quarter; Lanerie is Fifth Louisianan in Last 11 Years to Win George Woolf Award It is with a sense of hometown pride that racing fans around the New Orleans area boast that...

Stakes Advance: Delaunay to Defend Duncan F. Kenner Stakes Title

Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, who won last season’s listed Duncan F. Kenner Stakes by 4 ½-lengths on his way to Horse of the Meeting honors at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, looms as the strong choice once again to earn a second straight victory in Saturday’s 61st running of the $100,000 six-...

Stakes Recap: Mardi Gras Stakes

Martin Racing and Morgan Thoroughbred’s Cozze Up Lady played the role of the closing lady in Tuesday’s $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, going from last to first with a powerful stretch run that saw her get up in the last jump to best William Heffner’s Saturday Nthe...

Las Vegas Horseplayer Strikes Gold With $463,219 Black Gold 5 Score

Jack Ninio, a 51-year old horseplayer from Las Vegas, has been playing the races for more than 30 years since being introduced to the sport in college while attending the University of Arizona, and his experience and persistence paid off in the biggest of ways Saturday at Fair Grounds when he held...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 2

IN TODAY'S NOTES: FG's Mardi Gras Stakes Tuesday Comes Up Strong; Single Black Gold 5 Ticket Returns $463,219 Saturday; Sunbean Continues to Impress in Saturday's Star Guitar Stakes This week highlights one of only two Tuesday racing days of the current season at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Stakes Recap: Sunbean Shines in Star Guitar Stakes

Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean proved worthy of the fans who backed him down to 3 to 10 favoritism by drawing off late to a less than fully extended 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes for older accredited Louisiana-breds at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The winner...

Stakes Advance: Mardi Gras Stakes

GOOD DEED GOES FOR REPEAT IN MARDI GRAS STAKES Richard and Bertram Klein’s Good Deed, who came off a six-month layoff to run second in the $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Jan. 4, should be well-regarded in the wagering but faces strong competition when she tries...