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Quest For Success Succeeds in Thursday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, December 6, 2012) – Ywachetta and James Driver’s Quest for Success, away fastest, alternated for the early lead with splits of 22.76 and 46.30, drew clear briefly and then held on to withstand the late rallies of Ron Groene’s Snow Kissed and Glen Warren’s Glitzi’s Finale by a...

Louisiana Champions Day: Populist Politics, Get in Da House Set to Duel in LCD Classic

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, December 6, 2012) – Klaravich Stable’s Populist Politics and Robert Orth and Wes Hawley’s Get in Da House are set to match strides in the 22nd running of Fair Grounds’ $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic – main event of eight Thoroughbred stakes races restricted to...

Wed. Notes: Believe You Can Gets First Work Back at FG

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, who became the fifth Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks winner in its last eight renewals to parlay that score to another in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks five weeks later, recorded her first work back Monday morning at Fair Grounds Race...

Statement Regarding Hawthorne Quarantine

Due to the recent outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at Hawthorne Race Course, horses that have been based at Hawthorne will not be admitted onto Fair Grounds property until further notice. This restriction includes all horses that were stabled at Hawthorne during their period of quarantine...

Comisky's Humor Back to Winning Ways Off Long Layoff

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, December 2, 2012) – Mike Munna Racing Stable’s Comisky’s Humor  broke in full stride to make the pace and held on willingly in the late stages to win Sunday’s featured $49,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming grass sprint at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by a...

Sunday Notes: Lee's Spirit to Enter LCD Classic and Turf

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, December 2, 2012) – Trainer Eddie Johnston, who claimed the Louisiana-bred gelding Lee’s Spirit last fall on behalf of a partnership that included himself along with Scott Boudreaux and Donald Gaudet, saddled the 7-year-old son of Leestown to win the $100,000 Gold Cup at Delta...

Best Bartender of New Orleans Contest Coming to Fair Grounds Dec. 15

NEW ORLEANS(Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012) – The annual Best Bartender of New Orleans Contest Presented by Wild Turkey 81 comes to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the first time during the races on December 15. After thousands of preliminary votes were cast at WhereYat.com, the three finalists will...

Estonia Rules 2YO Filly Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, December 1, 2012) – Stoneway Farms’ Estonia,unhurried early, swung outside the leaders to launch a bid when set down for the drive, gained the advantage at the furlong grounds and drew off for a three-length tally in Saturday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds allowance and $50,000...

Saturday Notes: Get In Da House to Get in 'Da Classic'

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, December 1, 2012) – Get in Da House, the hard-knocking 4-year-old gelding co-owned by Robert Orth and his trainer Wes Hawley, is now set for a start in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds when the Crescent City oval hosts Louisiana Champions...

Free Star Guitar Posters, Scholarship Giveaways Sweeten Louisiana Champions Day Dec. 8

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012) – Louisiana Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance, annually the biggest day of racing for Louisiana-bred horses, will be even sweeter at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this year on Dec. 8, as the first 5,000 guests will receive a free poster...