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Sunday Notes: Napravnik On Track to Become FG's First Female Leading Rider

Good morning, New Orleans! Do you know who your leading rider is this winter? Here at Fair Grounds, the nation’s third oldest Thoroughbred race course and a local landmark for well over a hundred years, the soon-to-be crowned jockey champion at the 2010-2011 meeting which ends in two weeks will...

Family Fun Day Returns to Fair Grounds March 20

Bring the kids for an unforgettable afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when Family Fun Day returns March 20 with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and more. Admission is $5 (Children three and under are free). Special food offerings...

Rosie Rides Five Winners Saturday

Jockey Rosie Napravnik rode five winners on Saturday’s card: Social Vindication in the third race, Tyme for Willard in the fifth, Mister Marti Gras in the sixth, Barrington Road in the eight and Glenwood Canyon in the ninth. It was the third five-win day for a jockey this season after quintets by...

Ravi's Song Hits High Note in N.O. Ladies; Great Mills Takes Grindstone

Ravi’s Song, allowed to settle, launched a bold bid along the inside when set down for the drive and drew off for a convincing length and a half score in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Carl Bowman and...

Ravi's Song Hits High Note in N.O. Ladies; Great Mills Takes Grindstone

Ravi’s Song, owned by Mrs. Yoshio Fujita, was allowed to settle, launched a bold bid along the inside when set down for the drive and drew off for a convincing length and a half score in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. The...

Steve Asmussen, Peace Rules and Rachel Alexandra to FG Hall of Fame

Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Steve Asmussen, a nine-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds; Peace Rules, the 2003 Louisiana Derby and 2004 New Orleans Handicap winner; and Rachel Alexandra, the dominant 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. The first Fair Grounds...

"Letters from the Backside" at Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby Weekend

The Neighborhood Story Project, a local nonprofit in partnership with the University of New Orleans that facilitates area residents publishing books about their own communities, will present Letters from the Backside, an exhibition of open letters by racing’s behind-the-scenes workers accompanied...

High Quality Best at Fair Grounds Friday

Amerman Racing Stables’ High Quality pressed the pace most of the way in Friday’s $53,000 allowance optional claiming feature for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds, appeared beaten briefly by Chrysalis Stables’ favored Silver La Belle in the late stages of the 1 1/16-mile test taken off the...

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Five Upcoming Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks has been boosted to $500,000, making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies pointing to the Kentucky Oaks. The Fair Grounds Oaks was one of five closing weekend stakes to get purse increases announced today. Also, to encourage...

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Four Other Closing Weekend Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been boosted to $500,000 (from $400,000), making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies pointing to the prestigious May 6 Kentucky Oaks. Four of the last six winners of the Fair Grounds Oaks...