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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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'Early' Returns to FG Winner's Circle on Presidents' Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 16, 2009) -Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein's odds-on favorite Early Return drew off in the stretch for a four-length victory in the $46,000 sprint allowance feature Monday at Fair Grounds. Trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by James Graham, Early Return captured...

Stungbythestorm Stings Recapturetheglory at FG

Coastal Racing's Stungbythestorm pressed the pace of King Dan, took command late and bested that rival by a half-length in a $46,000 allowance optional claiming race Sunday at Fair Grounds, one that could impact next month's New Orleans Handicap. Louie Roussel III and Ronnie Lamarque's 2008...

Smart Surprise Gives Albarado 100th Stakes Win at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 14, 2009) - Hill ‘n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc.'s Smart Surprise drew off late to win the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap Saturday by 6 1/4 lengths, giving jockey Robby Albarado his 100th career stakes victory at Fair Grounds. However, the competitive Albarado was...

A. P. Answer Wins Friday Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - J S Cubed's A. P. Answer withstood a late challenge from Catch the Luck to win Friday's $44,000 turf allowance feature at Fair Grounds by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Corey Lanerie, who posted a riding double for the third consecutive program, A...