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Misson Impazible Wins Saturday's Louisiana Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally when set down for the drive, gained the advantage in the late stages and won a hard-fought three quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Louisiana Derby, the richest race ever run at the historic...

Quiet Temper Wins Fair Grounds Oaks; Top Four Heading to Kentucky Oaks

Mark Stanley’s Quiet Temper was kept to her task in the final strides by jockey Robby Albarado to best front-running Champagne d’Oro by a  half-length in Friday’s 44th running of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the main event for 3-year-old fillies each season at the Crescent City oval. The win...

Derby Undercard: Pletcher and Castellano Win Muniz with Blues Street, N.O. 'Cap with Battle Plan

Regally-bred Battle Plan invaded from his South Florida base to score a front-running 1 ½-length victory over General Quarters in his stakes debut, Saturday’s Grade II, $500,000 New Orleans Handicap.

Tizaqueena, A She’s Adorable Give Stidham One-Two Bayou Handicap Finish

Darley Stable’s odds-on favorite Tizaqueena held back a ferocious late bid by stablemate A She’s Adorable to win by a head give trainer Mike Stidham a one-two finish in Friday’s 41st  running of the $99,000 Bayou Handicap at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares highlighted...

Hall of Famers Headline Louisiana Derby Trainers

Four Thoroughbred trainers already ensconced in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga, and two others on a path to first-year-of-eligibility induction, will be represented by seven horses – more than half the field – in Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby. Also, with its new...

Daphne Angela Lugs Out But Chugs Home in Crescent City Oaks

Despite lugging out in deep stretch, Daphne Angela narrowly hung on to beat late-charging Lunar Fest by a neck in the $60,000 Crescent City Oaks, the one mile and 40 yard turf test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies. Daphne Angela rallied wide from third on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at...

West Ocean Sets Course Record With Powerful Late Kick in Bienville

In Friday’s 24th running of the $57,600 Bienville Stakes for older fillies and mares, the Todd Pletcher-trained West Ocean ran the fastest 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Fair Grounds history while stopping the teletimer in 1:02.73. The 4-year-old filly’s time eclipsed My Lord’s six-year standard of 1:02....

Quiet Temper Wins Fair Grounds Oaks; Top Four Heading to Kentucky Oaks

Mark Stanley’s Quiet Temper (#1, inside) was kept to her task in the final strides by jockey Robby Albarado to best front-running Champagne d’Oro by a  half-length in Friday’s 44th running of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the main event for 3-year-old fillies each season at the Crescent City oval.

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Derby and Oaks notes. 3/26/10.

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT MARCH 25, 2010 by James Scully ICE BOX (Pulpit) rallied from last to post a 20-1 upset in Saturday's Florida Derby (G1), edging 29-1 longshot PLEASANT PRINCE (Indy King) by a nose, and the result flattered ESKENDEREYA (Giant's Causeway), who easily handled both colts in the...

Morning Images: Blues Street, Ailalea, A Little Warm, 'Macho' & Rachel Alexandra

More great Louisiana Derby Week images from the Fair Grounds Photo Corps this morning, including Louisiana Derby contenders like A Little Warm, left, as well as two of the most popular horses on the grounds this season, Macho Again and Rachel Alexandra. Click on the headline above to see all of...