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Thu. Notes: Populist Politics Pointing to LCD Classic

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012) – Klaravich Stables’ Populist Politics,probably best known as the hard-knocking runner-up to Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar on numerous occasions, is the early favorite to headline next weekend’s $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic when Fair Grounds hosts...

Wed. Notes: Keeping Up With the Joneses at Fair Grounds This Season

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012) – Larry and Cindy Jones, the husband-and-wife training duo with their perennial herd of stakes horses, were partially in residence once again on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots backstretch Wednesday morning. Still in absentia was Larry, who is due in...

Flashy Campaign a 2YO Filly to Watch After First-Out Win in Sunday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012) – Jerry Namy’s first-time starter Flashy Campaign, a precocious 2-year-old daughter of Political Force, stamped herself as one to watch in Fair Grounds’ upcoming sophomore filly series with her handy win in Sunday’s fourth race. The first leg of the Crescent City...

Sunday Notes: Colby Hernandez at Fair Grounds for Entire Meet

NEW ORLEANS(Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012) – “If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.” That might have been the old adage running through jockey Colby Hernandez’s mind last Friday on the second day of racing at the Crescent City oval’s 2012-2013 winter season, which will run through March 31. In...

Zapper Belle Gets First Stakes Win in Saturday's Pago Hop for 3-Year-Old Fillies

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012) – Robert and Lawana Low’s Zapper Belle, allowed to settle behind the early leaders, commenced a rally in mid-stretch, got up to gain the advantage in the late stages and then withstood a late bid from John Chandler’s Francisca for a three-quarter-length tally...

Unlatch Unleashed in Friday's Woodchopper

NEW ORLEANS(Friday, Nov. 23, 2012) – Adele Dilschneider’s Unlatch, allowed to settle early, rallied boldly when set down for the drive and then withstood two late challenges to capture Friday’s $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by a neck. Ridden by Jamie Theriot,...

String King Pointing to LCD

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, Nov. 23, 2012) – As the registered owner of String King, hero of Thursday’s Mr. Sulu Stakes, the native Louisianan is listed in Daily Racing Form as  Charles Craig Smith. As the horse’s trainer he is down as Charles C. Smith and as the 4-year-old gelding’s breeder his name...

Delaunay Wins Thanksgiving Handicap on Opening Day; String King Takes Mr. Sulu Stakes

NEW ORLEANS(Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012) – Allowed to settle just off the early pace, Maggi Moss’s Delaunay took command in upper stretch and drew off for a 2 1/2-length tally in the 87th running of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap – the New Orleans oval’s tradition-rich annual Opening Day...

Drama Drama Centerstage in Saturday's Pago Hop

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012) – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Drama Drama, who finished third in Keeneland’s Grade II Raven Run Stakes at seven furlongs over Polytrack in her most recent outing Oct. 20, returns to more familiar ground when she heads a field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’...

Ramsey-Owned Duo Tops Friday's Woodchopper, Hero of Order 20-1

{{m1}} NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012) – The Ken and Sarah Ramsey-owned entry of Coalport and Gung Ho, trained respectively by Wayne Catalano and Mike Maker, has been pegged the lukewarm 3-1 morning line choice in Friday’s 27th running of the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes – restricted to...