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Woodbourne Wins Sunday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 22, 2009) - Melnyk Racing Stables' Woodbourne, never far back, continued willingly late under a determined ride by jockey Jesse Campbell to best A. P. Answer by a half-length in Sunday's $46,000 allowance optional claiming turf feature at Fair Grounds. Trained by Mark Casse...

Louisiana Residents 1-2-3 in 'Big Easy Bucks' Challenge

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 22, 2009) - It was an all-Louisiana trifecta in the inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge Saturday at Fair Grounds. Keith Davis of New Orleans, Ross Yelverton of Erath and Howard Dennis of Denham Springs finished first, second and third,...

Tizaqueena Rules In Fortin Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 21, 2009) - After setting the pace while constantly pressed, Darley Stable's Tizaqueena continued willingly to be best by a half-length at the wire and then survived an steward's inquiry to win Saturday's $60,000 Fortin Handicap at Fair Grounds. The winner clocked...

House of Words Wins Friday Feature at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 20, 2009) - Gale Springer's House of Words rallied boldly in the final strides and got up to be best by a head in the featured $44,000 turf allowance sprint Friday at Fair Grounds Trained by Bobby Springer and ridden by James Graham, House of Words paid $7.60, $3.60...

Louisiana Derby Runner-Up Papa Clem an Arkansas Derby Traveler

Headlines for Friday, March 20, 2009 Louisiana Derby Runner-Up Papa Clem an Arkansas Derby Traveler Fair Grounds' Leading Rider Duel Continues Don MacBeth and RTC Fundraiser Coming Up Tuesday Arlington Representative Riggs at Fair Grounds This Weekend Former Fair Grounds Trainer...

P. S. U. Grad Wins Thursday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 19, 2009) - Michael Shustek and Don Stanley's odds-on favorite P. S. U. Grad got up in the final strides for a half-length win in Thursday's $48,000 filly and mare sprint feature at Fair Grounds. The winner, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. for Eclipse Award-winning...

Shytoe Lafeet Slight Choice in FG's Fortin Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 19, 2009) - John Wieczorek's Shytoe Lafeet, who finished fifth as the favorite in last month's Bayou Handicap, gets a chance to make amends in the $60,000 Fortin Handicap for older fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson turf course Saturday at Fair Grounds. The featured...

Theriot Rides Sunday Triple to Tighten FG Jockeys Race

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 15, 2009) - Jamie Theriot, seeking a second consecutive Fair Grounds riding title, won three races on Sunday to tighten the local standings heading into the meet's final two weeks. Theriot won Sunday's opener aboard Heflin and Driver Racing's Real Dilemma for trainer...

Friesan Fire's Barn Crew All Aglow Sunday Morning

Headlines for Sunday, March 15, 2009 Friesan Fire's Barn Crew All Aglow Sunday Morning ‘Rachel, Rachel' Walking Road to ‘Oaks-Oaks' Double Terrain Remains on Road to Kentucky Derby Giant Oak Unlikely for Triple Crown Run Macho Again Well After Win in New Orleans Handicap  ...

Numbers Off On Rainy Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 14, 2009) – Though rain put a damper on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser at Fair Grounds, that didn’t stop some outstanding performances on the racetrack. The all-sources handle for Saturday’s 12-race program of $11,120,353 was 14.2 percent down from last...