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One More for Uno Mas in FG's Thursday Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) - Bob Zollars and Mark Wagner's Uno Mas proved clearly best for the second straight time in winning a first-level allowance for 2-year-olds Thursday at Fair Grounds.  Uno Mas, with Shaun Bridgmohan up for record-setting trainer Steve Asmussen, drew off for...

Sugar Bowl Headlines Santa Super Saturday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) - Christmas comes early at Fair Grounds this weekend with Santa Super Saturday, which includes five $60,000 stakes races as part of its expanded 11-race program. Heading the Santa Super Saturday program is the 58th running of the Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-...

Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14.

Seven Graded Stakes Winners Top La. Derby Early-Bird Nominees

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 18, 2008) -Seven graded stakes winners, including Grade I winner Square Eddie, lead the list of 93 early-bird nominations to the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby, the headline event of Fair Grounds' 137th season on March 14. Square Eddie, trained by Doug O'Neill...

Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday

  Headlines for Monday, December 15, 2008 Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-Olds Renewed Thursday Saturday's Sugar Bowl Stakes One More Sweet Test for Juveniles Heitzmann, Campbell Enjoy Successful Weekend Thursday's Fair Grounds Pick 6 Carryover - $19,176   Delayed Matchup of Top 2-Year-...

Groovy Luck Best on Grass in Sunday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 14, 2008) - Robert Asaro Enterprises' Groovy Luck made the pace and held on willingly to capture the featured $46,000 turf sprint allowance Sunday at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Colby Hernandez and trained by Norman Miller III, Groovy Luck finished three-quarters of a...

Upset, Milestones Highlight Louisiana Champions Day

One major upset and the matching of two long-standing career records headlined the 18th edition of Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Upset, Milestones Highlight Louisiana Champions Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 13, 2008) - One major upset and the matching of two long-standing career records headlined the 18th edition of Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at Fair Grounds. Ten of the 11 winners in the $1.1 million, all-stakes program dedicated to Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds...

Louisiana Champions Day Notes & Quotes

LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY NOTES & QUOTES   Quarter Horse Juvenile Winner: Martini Mountain ($7.40, running time :18.03) Jockey Danny Lavergne: "He was leaning against the gate. I tried to get him off, but when we broke, he slipped a little. By the third time he hit the ground, he...

Artic Jet Follows Snow with $198.60 Payoff at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 12, 2008) - One day after New Orleans' first snowfall in four years, hunch players celebrated the highest win payoff of the winter when 98-1 longshot Artic Jet won Friday's eighth race at Fair Grounds. Trained by John Savoy and ridden by Jose Riquelme, Artic Jet got...