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Speedacious, Inspired Dead Heat in Happy Ticket

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 24, 2012) – Carl Moore Management’s Speedacious and Peter Blum Thoroughbreds’ Inspired, first and second choices respectively in Saturday’s $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes, dead-heated for the win in the 5 1/2-furlong sprint  for older fillies and mares that was...

Speedacious, Inspired Dead Heat in Happy Ticket

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 24, 2012) – Carl Moore Management’s Speedacious and Peter Blum Thoroughbreds’ Inspired, first and second choices respectively in Saturday’s $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes, dead-heated for the win in the 5 1/2-furlong sprint  for older fillies and mares that was...

Saturday Notes: NO Cap, Muniz Probables; Saturday Louisiana Derby Works

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, defending champion from last season’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap and winner of the Grade II Louisiana Derby two years ago, is set to meet George and Lori Hall’s Pants On Fire, hero of last season’s $1 millionLouisiana Derby in the upcoming battle...

Hurricane Bluff Blows Away Rivals in Friday Feature

Chad White’s Hurricane Bluff, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace throughout in Friday’s $41,000 allowance and $30,000 optional claiming sprint for accredited Louisiana-bred sophomores and proved 2 1/2-lengths the best at the wire. The winner, trained by Frank Trosclair and ridden by...

Friday Notes: Latest LA Derby and FG Oaks Probables

As Godolphin Racing updates its Alpha board with that son of Bernardini now headed to New York for his next start (but still not entirely out of the local picture), the field of promising of 3-year-olds now expected for Fair Grounds’ $1 million Louisiana Derby April 1 continues to expand while...

FG to Offer 18-Race Card March 30

To make up for races cancelled due to heavy rains Thursday, Fair Grounds announced today it will expand the March 30 racing program to include a record 18 live Thoroughbred races, with first post at 12:40 p.m. The Starlight Racing events on that date – a college sports-themed party with music by...

Inspired, Speedacious Vie in Saturday's Happy Ticket

Peter Blum’s Inspired and Carl Moore’s Speedacious will each be putting win streaks on the line if they match strides in Saturday’s Fair Grounds feature – the 25th renewal of the $75,000 Happy Ticket Stakes for older fillies and mares at about  5 1/2-furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course...

Thursday's Racing Cancelled

Thursday’s live racing program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been cancelled due to torrential rain. The state and track stewards made the final decision in consultation with Fair Grounds officials at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 10-race program...

Thursday's Racing Cancelled

Thursday’s live racing program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been cancelled due to torrential rain. The state and track stewards made the final decision in consultation with Fair Grounds officials at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 10-race program...

Wednesday Notes: Nine Currently Known As Likely for Louisiana Derby

With final nominations to the $1 million Louisiana Derby having closed last Saturday on St. Patrick’s Day, Fair Grounds stakes coordinator Scott Jones was able to check off the names of nine prominent 3-year-olds on Wednesday morning as likely for the 99th running of the centerpiece of the 140th...