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FG to Offer Biggest Pick 6 Carryover in 4 Years Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 21, 2008) - The first six-figure Pick 6 carryover at Fair Grounds in four years awaits customers for the first Monday card of the season after 23-1 longshot King Zeus captured Sunday's final race. A carryover of $100,066 is at stake Monday, which is Fair Grounds'...

Ask Joe Gives Klesaris Sweet Victory in Sugar Bowl

Trainer Steve Klesaris was ready to celebrate after Ask Joe captured the 58th running of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes by a head over Big Push in the finale of a five-stakes program at Fair Grounds. When invited to a champagne toast in honor of Ask Joe's victory - which coincidentally was...

Ask Joe Gives Klesaris Sweet Victory in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 20, 2008) - Trainer Steve Klesaris was ready to celebrate after Ask Joe captured the 58th running of the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes by a head over Big Push in the finale of a five-stakes program at Fair Grounds. When invited to a champagne toast in honor of Ask Joe's...

Santa Super Saturday Notes & Quotes

SANTA SUPER SATURDAY NOTES & QUOTES   Letellier Memorial Stakes Winner: Leigh McLovin ($5.60, running time 1:10.47) Trainer Ronny Werner: "The inside post was a little of a concern. We were fortunate that she broke well. She ran a good race." Jockey Robby Albarado: "It...

'Power' Surges in Friday's Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 19, 2008) - Carl Moore Management's Power Surge took command shortly after the start and continued willingly late to post a three-length victory in the $50,000 sprint feature for Louisiana-breds Friday at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Carlos Gonzalez, Power Surge set...

Indygo Mountain May Only Miss a Few Days of Training

  Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2008 Indygo Mountain May Only Miss a Few Days of Training Another Big Day Thursday For Asmussen Trainer Margolis Saddles First Fair Grounds Winner Thursday Myboycharlie Goes in Woodchopper - Then to Stud in Australia White Horse Winners...

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...