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Lovely Vin Favored in Saturday's Competitive Dixie Poker Ace

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, January 3, 2013) – Maggi Moss’s Lovely Vin, who split Louisiana-bred rivals String King and Sadie’s Soldier when runner-up in Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf last month, has been installed as a lukewarm 3-1 morning line...

Sunbean, Sittin At the Bar Win Divisions of Louisiana Futurity

NEW ORLEANS (Monday, December 31, 2012) – Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean dug in tenaciously to hold off Rowell Enterprises’ Heitai by a half-length following a one-eighth mile duel down the stretch in Monday’s $105,615 colts and geldings division of the Louisiana Futurity at Fair Grounds Race Course...

Horses to Watch: The Road to the Louisiana Derby & Fair Grounds Oaks

  By Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager NEW ORLEANS (Monday, December 31, 2012) – As all Thoroughbred racehorses officially turn a year older on Jan. 1, fans will begin to focus on the newly turned 3-year-olds and the series of stakes races that lead to the $1...

Abama Light Pays $89.20 in Inaugural Magic City Classic

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, December 30, 2012) – Taylor Nelson’s Abama Light, the lone filly in a field of eight Alabama-breds, came charging down the middle of the track to win Sunday’s featured $50,000 Magic City Classic by three-quarters of a length over Pat Sheetz’s Busted Account. Abama Light,...

Borel Wins 4,999 Aboard Promising Malibu High

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, December 28, 2012) – Three‐time Kentucky Derby‐winning jockey Calvin Borel crept closer to a major career milestone at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Friday night, tallying career win 4,999 aboard promising 2‐year‐old Malibu High in the second race, an entry‐level...

Cheerleader Scores at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, December 27, 2012) – Martin Racing Stable & Carl Moore Management’s Cheerleader was in control from start to finish and easily prevailed by a half-length over New Phoenix Stable & Coffeepot Stables’ favored Imposing Grace in Thursday’s $49,000 allowance/$40,000...

Gospel Lesson Wins Sunday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, December 23, 2012) – Vincent G. Sprinkle, Mike Parrish and George & Lee Christie’s Gospel Lesson pressed the pace all the way around in Sunday’s $49,000 allowance/$40,000 claiming feature at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots before getting up in the final strides to win...

Zebra, Ostrich, Mascot Racing Tonight!

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, December 28, 2012) – Things just keep getting wilder at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, where live zebras will compete in an exhibition race on Jan. 12. The first zebra race ever in the South will be paired with the return of ostrich and mascot racing, which helped to...

Daisy Devine, Strike Impact, China Win Turf Stakes On Santa Super Saturday

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, December 22, 2012) – James Miller’s odds-on choice Daisy Devine was no disappointment to her many backers in the $75,000 Blushing K.D. Handicap on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Kafwain who won the Grade II Fair...

Major Gain Wins for First Time Since 2010 Arlington-Washington Futurity in Friday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, December 21, 2012) – Louie Roussel III’s Major Gain, unhurried early, commenced a rally along the inside when set down for the drive, took command after the furlong marker and drew clear for a 2 1/2-length score in Friday’s Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots feature. The $47,...