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Friday Notes: Gomez Lining Up Mounts for Louisiana Derby Day

Jockey Garrett Gomez might be sitting on the cusp of a memorable afternoon at Fair Grounds during the upcoming Louisiana Derby Day March 26, advised Ron Anderson, agent for the 2009 Eclipse Award-winning jockey on Friday morning while speaking over the phone from Southern California. “We are going...

Family Fun Day Returns to Fair Grounds Sunday

Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and more. Special food offerings include $1 hot dogs, $1 jambalaya and $1 sodas, plus cotton candy and funnel cakes by Messina’s Catering and frozen yogurt by Pinkberry. Plus...

Season's Final Starlight Racing is Tonight!

The Bucktown Allstars, voted the city's Best Cover Band by Where Y'At Magazine, headline the final Starlight Racing of the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season on March 18. The upscale "dress to impress" party also will feature dance music in the Miller Beer Garden, drink specials throughout the...

Asher to Guest on Next Brisnet.com Live Chat

Join Churchill Downs Vice President of Communications and Kentcky Derby expert John Asher on the next Brisnet.com Live Chat, this Friday from 6-8 p.m. CST. Asher will break down this weekend's Round 2 of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers. Click the headline above for more...

Derby Day General Admission to Benefit Children's Hospital

General admission for the March 26 Louisiana Derby Day program at Fair Grounds featuring the first million-dollar horse race in the history of New Orleans will be $5 for the Grandstand and $10 for the Clubhouse, track officials announced today. One dollar of each general admission sold will go to...

Street Storm Takes Mardi Gras Stakes

Right Time Racing’s Street Storm, placed just off the early pace by jockey Jesse Campbell, challenged for command when set down for the drive and out-footed Adele Dilschneider’s favored Aide to tally by a neck in Tuesday’s 67th running of the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Street Storm Surges in Mardi Gras Stakes

Right Time Racing’s Street Storm, placed just off the early pace by jockey Jesse Campbell, challenged for command when set down for the drive and out-footed Adele Dilschneider’s favored Aide to tally by a neck in Tuesday’s 67th running of the $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. “I’ve got to...

Dundalk Dust Favored in N.O. Ladies

Dundalk Dust, the Dundalk 5 color bearer who won Churchill Downs’ Grade II Falls City Handicap by three lengths in her last start Nov. 25, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line choice in Saturday’s second running of the $100,000 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course. In the inaugural...

Miss Inclined Inherits Win in Monday's FG Feature

Mueller Thoroughbred Stable’s Miss Inclined pressed the pace of Mike Rutherford and Terry Green’s Bagmyfable in Monday’s featured $51,000 allowance optional claiming dash for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds, inherited the lead when that one faltered and continued willingly late for a 1 1/4-...

Monday Notes: Albarado to Begin Galloping Horses Saturday

Jockey Robby Albarado, the native of Lafayette, Louisiana, who has become a Fair Grounds legend during the course of his stellar career, will start galloping horses again this Saturday, according to his longtime agent Lenny Pike. Albarado, the only jockey in Fair Grounds history to earn seven...