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Belmont Winner Drosselmeyer to Start Season in Feb. 19 Gr. III Mineshaft Handicap

WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes June 5 but unraced since that victory, is now on schedule to come to New Orleans next week to compete in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Feb. 19, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Although the son of Distorted Humor has...

Moonbie Shines in Monday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Monday, February 07, 2011) – Steve Mongerson’s Moonbie, away alertly and quickly in command in Monday’s featured $49,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds, made the pace and drew off in the final furlong of the six-furlong affair to prove five lengths best at the wire...

Wilkinson Possible for Risen Star Stakes

Trainer Neil Howard, in the midst of a banner winter season at Fair Grounds where he is batting over .300 in trips to the winner’s circle from a modest number of starters, updated the status of his leading 3-year-olds during training hours Monday morning in relation to the upcoming Grade II Risen...

Canon Man Fires in Super Sunday Feature

B/L Racing Stable and Michelle Lovell’s Canon Man, trained by Michelle Lovell and ridden by Kerwin Clark, broke in stride to make the pace and held on willingly in the late stages to win Sunday’s six-furlong $45,000 optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds by 2 3/4-lengths from Lawrence Johnson’s...

Sunday Notes: Pants On Fire Gets Palm Meadows Breeze

George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire, who finished second by a neck in Fair Grounds’ Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 22 behind Gaillardia Racing’s Wilkinson after having a one-length lead at the eighth-pole, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at South Florida’s Palm Meadows Training Center Saturday...

Trubs Takes Black Gold Stakes; Wicked Deed Wins Tiffany Lass

Trubs came up outside the leaders to challenge entering the stretch run of Saturday’s Black Gold Stakes and then outfought Divine Music the rest of the way. Earlier in the afternoon, Wicked Deed drew off steadily to easily capture Fair Grounds’ new Tiffany Lass Stakes.

Trubs Takes Black Gold Stakes; Wicked Deed Wins Tiffany Lass

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Trubs came up outside the leaders to challenge entering the stretch run of Saturday’s 54th running of Fair Grounds’ tradition-rich $60,000 Black Gold Stakes and then outfought Pin Oak Stable’s Divine Music the rest of the way to be best by a neck at the wire...

One Pretty Penny Shines in South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes

William Gilmore’s One Pretty Penny, reserved behind the early leaders, came outside those to launch a bid in the stretch and wore down James Alexander’s Call  late to be best by three-quarters of a length in Friday’s featured $51,000 South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes at Fair Grounds....

Friday Notes: Decisive Moment to Join Risen Star Fray

Just For Fun Stable’s Decisive Moment, who won Delta Downs’ $250,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes by 3 1/2-lengths at last asking Jan. 14, will be coming to Fair Grounds to contest the Grade II Risen Star Stakes Feb. 19, trainer Juan Arias said Friday morning while speaking over the phone from Calder Race...

Corey Lanerie Joins An Elite Group

  This Thursday, February 3, 2011 was a good day. It was a good day because you could chalk one up for the good guys. Jockey Corey Lanerie, truly one of Louisiana racing’s and all of Thoroughbred racing’s good guys, recorded his 3000th career win. Not bad for the 36 year-old Cankton,...