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Gold Wonder Upsets in Allen Lacombe Memorial

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 7, 2009) - Kamel Sheena's Gold Wonder, under a heads-up ride by jockey John Jacinto, made the pace and finished strongly to pull an upset in the $60,000 Allen Lacombe Memorial Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Michelle Lovell, lit up the tote...

More of the Best Wins as 'Cisco Rides Again

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 6, 2009) - Jockey Francisco Torres, sidelined by injuries for the last two months after a fast start to his local campaign, made a triumphant return to the saddle Friday by guiding More of the Best to a 2 1/4-length victory in the featured $44,000 turf allowance...

Terrain Drills Friday Bullet for Louisiana Derby March 14

Headlines for Friday, March 06, 2009 Terrain Drills Friday Bullet for Louisiana Derby March 14 Flying Pegasus Breezes Five-Eighths Thursday for La. Derby Theriot Returns to Top After Thursday Double Honest Man Assigned 121 Pounds for New Orleans Handicap March 14   Terrain...

Hallway Wins at Fair Grounds Thursday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 5, 2009) - Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Hallway rallied boldly outside the leaders and drew clear late for a 1 3 /4-length victory in the $50,000 turf allowance feature for Louisiana-breds Thursday at Fair Grounds. Hallway, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan and conditioned by...

Storm Treasure, Grasshopper Vie in Lacombe Memorial Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 5, 2009) - Mike McCarty's Storm Treasure, winner of the inaugural running of the $60,000 Allen Lacombe Memorial Handicap last year, has been made the slight 3-1 morning line choice for the second running of the turf event Saturday at Fair Grounds. Since last year's...

Friesan Fire Breezes Five-Eighths Monday at Fair Grounds

Headlines for Monday, March 02, 2009 Friesan Fire Breezes Five-Eighths Monday at Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby Attracts 105 Nominations Mineshaft Hero Honest Man Tops New Orleans Handicap Nominations Mervin Muniz Memorial Again Attracts Top Turf Runners Fair Grounds Oaks Gets 13...

Albarado Forges to Front in Fair Grounds Jockey Standings

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 1, 2009) - Robby Albarado, seeking an unprecedented seventh Fair Grounds riding title, moved into sole possession of the top of the local standings for the first time this season after riding Stewart Madison's Cush to a win in Sunday's $52,000 allowance feature....

Louisiana Derby Day Fans Invited to 'Go Red'

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 1, 2009) - What is likely to be the largest crowd of Fair Grounds' 137th season figures to have a red tint to it. "Go Red at the Derby" is the promotional effort tied to Louisiana Derby Day on March 14. "Go Red" will promote healthy heart awareness...

'Miracle', 'Wanna' Surprise in Saturday's FG Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 28, 2009) - Tom Curtis's Milwaukee Miracle came from far back to score a 2 1/2-length victory in the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes, the first of two stakes races for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds Saturday at Fair Grounds. In the $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for fillies...

House of Silver Wins Friday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 27, 2009) - John Gunther's House of Silver, under a well-judged ride by jockey Jesus Castanon, led from flag fall to finish in the $46,000 turf allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. House of Silver held off a late challenge by Fifty Five to be a half-length the...