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Bourbon Courage On Cusp of Brave New World

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS(Sunday, April 1, 2012) – What can be made of Bourbon Courage? In the case of the fast-developing 3-year-old son of Lion Heart owned by Bourbon Lane Stable and Wayne Lynn, the jury is still out, but a spark that has already developed into a warm winter fire...

Owner Zayat on Nehro Scratch

Owner Ahmed Zayat on the scratch of Nehro:“He came back tied up (from his exercise Saturday morning). He’s fine right now. We’re very cautious with him, obviously, because he’s a very nice colt. We want to error on the right side so we decided the right thing to do is to make sure he’s a hundred...

Complete FG Oaks Day Stakes Quotes

Race 10-Grade II, $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Believe You Can, winner): “That was probably the most uncomfortable pace set-up scenario that I could have thought of and it was definitely a very hard first half of a race for the filly. It just...

Oaks Day Recap: Believe You Can Survives in $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 31, 2012) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, with regular rider Rosie Napravnik aboard, looked like she would, then looked like she wouldn’t, but finally did win Saturday’s 45th running of the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, the 3-year-old...

Oaks Day Recap: Believe You Can Survives in $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 31, 2012) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, with regular rider Rosie Napravnik aboard, looked like she would, then looked like she wouldn’t, but finally did win Saturday’s 45th running of the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, the 3-year-old...

Pick 18 Pays $4,667

NEW ORLEANS(Friday, March 30, 2012) – The first-ever Pick 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots returned $4,667.05 to a single bettor who had 10 of the winners on his ticket. Because the Pick 18 was a one-day-only wager, there was a mandatory payout of the entire pool. The post-time favorite...

Feature: Louisiana Derby Contender Cigar Street a 'Good Outlet' for NBA Connections Lewis and Ballis

By Claire Novak, Special Contributor NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 30, 2012) – When Jake Ballis told his friend Rashard Lewis they should purchase a few horses together, Lewis had a lot of questions. The NBA basketball player with the Washington Wizards grew up shooting hoops with Ballis in high...

Cigar Street 'A Good Outlet' for NBA Connections

By Claire Novak, Special Contributor NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 30, 2012) – When Jake Ballis told his friend Rashard Lewis they should purchase a few horses together, Lewis had a lot of questions. The NBA basketball player with the Washington Wizards grew up shooting hoops with Ballis in high...

A Dozen Shippers From California, Florida in Town for Weekend's 11 Stakes

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 30, 2012) – An even dozen equine invaders from California and Florida scheduled to be part of the 11-stakes gala programs offered Saturday and Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have all arrived safely in New Orleans in...

Out of Town Visitors Can Take the Historic Streetcar to Fair Grounds!

On a day when the weather is mild there is no more enjoyable way for out-of-town visitors to reach Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots than on New Orleans’ historic streetcar line, which has been in operation since the first half of the 19th century. Fair Grounds is easily accessible via the...