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Selva Adds Grass Win in Mardi Gras Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 24, 2009) - Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' Selva, already a stakes winner on dirt and Polytrack, added Fair Grounds' Stall-Wilson turf course to her list of winning surfaces when she captured Tuesday's $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old...

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured Saturday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 24, 2009) - The 25th edition of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the seventh running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share top billing on Saturday's 10-race program at Fair Grounds. The Merrill...

Orthodox All the Way at Fair Grounds Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 23, 2009) -Orthodox broke in full stride to make all the pace under jockey Jesus Castanon and captured the $44,000 turf allowance feature for 3-year-olds Monday at Fair Grounds. Orthodox paid $7, $4.60 and $2.80 and toured the about one-mile distance over a firm...

Outta Tune Wins Sunday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 22, 2009) - Maggi Moss' Outta Tune took command in upper stretch and drew off to a five-length win in Sunday's featured $48,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds. Six-time Fair Grounds leading rider Robby Albarado picked up his third win of the...

Selva, On the Menu Meet in Tuesday's Mardi Gras Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 22, 2009) - Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' Selva and Brereton Jones' On the Menu, each coming off runner-up finishes in stakes company, head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Tuesday's $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. Selva is the slight 9-5 choice...

Love to Tell Lulls Rivals in Bayou Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 21, 2009) - Lucas Downs Ltd.'s Love to Tell changed tactics and caught rivals napping for a wire-to-wire win in the $125,000 Bayou Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds. Love to Tell, who had pressed early pace in her victory in the Pago Hop Stakes here on Dec. 6, took...

Transduction Gold Wins Friday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 20, 2009) - Transduction Gold pressed the pace most of the way and took command late to win Friday's featured $48,000 allowance optional claiming grass test at Fair Grounds. Ridden by John Jacinto and trained by co-owner John Glenney, Transduction Gold paid $8.80, $...

Family Ties Bind Klein Clan at Fair Grounds

Headlines for Friday, February 20, 2009 Family Ties Bind Klein Clan at Fair Grounds Trainer Sturges Ducoing in Midst of Winning Season Hunches Past and Future? ‘Costa' Rising Again   Family Ties Bind Klein Clan at Fair Grounds NEW ORLEANS, La. - The lime and black racing...

'Shytoe' Solid Choice in Saturday's $125,000 Bayou Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 19, 2009) - John Wieczorek's Shytoe Lafeet, clearly second best behind Stormy West in the Furl Sail Handicap and Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap, sidesteps that rival and looms the strong 8-5 morning-line choice in the $125,000 Bayou Handicap for older fillies and...

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