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Palazzo Babe Wins Friday Feature

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, Nov. 30, 2012) – Frank Ready’s Palazzo Babe, quickly in command, lost the advantage leaving the backstretch in Friday’s featured $51,000 grass sprint at Fair Grounds but came on again in the late stages to best Brittlyn Stable’s Sunday’s Child by a nose in the final jump....

Friday Notes: Calhoun Barn Readies for Louisiana Champions Day

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 2012) – Longtime Fair Grounds-based conditioner Bret Calhoun, fourth in the final trainer standings last season at the local oval, got off to an even faster start at this meeting, saddling six winners from his first 11 starters to lead all locally based horsemen...

Juliet's Promise Delivers in Thursday Feature

NEW ORLEANS(Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012) – Cindy and Larry Jones’ favored Juliet’s Promise, unhurried early, swung outside the leaders to launch a bid when set down for the drive and got up to best Connie Scanlon and Kelly Warhurst’s Pure Legacy by three-quarters of a length at the wire in Thursday’s...

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...