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FG Regular Bryan Wagner Wins $100k as 2009 NHC Tour Champ

Fair Grounds regular Bryan Wagner, a 66-year-old insurance executive from New Orleans, used a second-place finish at the December 26-27 Surfside Race Place qualifier in Del Mar, Calif., to clinch the 2009 crown as Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Tour Champion and a $100,000 first-place prize.

Security's Thompson Part of HRTV's Eclipse Award Runner-Up Feature

As high profile horse trainers in addition to being natives of New Orleans, Tom Amoss and Al Stall Jr. have long become accustomed to microphones and TV lights, and as such they were ideal interviewees for HRTV’s Inside Information feature on Fair Grounds and Hurricane Katrina. However, also as a...

Daddy Forty Nine, Walking the Beach Will Look for Allowance Spot

Three-year-olds Daddy Forty Nine and Walking the Beach are unlikely to move on to the Jan. 23 Grade III Lecomte Stakes, the first race in Fair Grounds’ Road to the Derby series, after finishing out of the money in Sunday’s allowance feature won by Stay Put. Trainer Tom Amoss attempted to take the...

Gentle Momnent Wins Friday Feature

Ragin Cajun Stable’s Gentle Moment, always well placed, launched a sustained bid when set down for the drive to win Friday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds six-furlong allowance feature restricted to Louisiana-breds by an expanding 5 1 /4-length margin. Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, scoring his second win of...

Starlight Racing Kicks Off Friday with The Wise Guys, Drago's and More

Starlight Racing—a new upscale night racing experience with specialty drinks in the trackside Miller Beer Garden chalet, live music by The Wise Guys, world famous charbroiled oysters from Drago’s and more—comes to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the first of three Friday evenings this...

Desert Wheat Strong Choice in Saturday's Dixie Poker Ace

Desert Wheat, the 7-year-old Louisiana-bred conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owned by Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and Jerry Lee, has been installed as the 7-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s Fair Grounds feature – the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes for  Louisiana-breds at...

Desert Wheat Strong Choice in Saturday's Dixie Poker Ace

Desert Wheat, the 7-year-old Louisiana-bred conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owned by Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and Jerry Lee, has been installed as the 7-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s Fair Grounds feature – the 30th running of the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace Stakes for...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/8/10.

FAIR GROUNDS NOTEBOOK JANUARY 7, 2010 by Frank Cotolo Fair Grounds welcomed the new decade with five competitive days of racing, and one would never know that the surfaces were deluged a few weeks back based on the excellent conditions we witnessed on the dirt and the turf last week. Forty-nine...

The New Kid In Town

When the racing season opened and I accepted the offer to do this Rockin' with Rick blog, I promised myself one thing. Since I am directly involved in the everyday racing here at the Fair Grounds, I promised myself I would not blog about anything that could be considered self-serving. So far, I'm...

FG Regular Bryan Wagner Wins $100k as 2009 NHC Tour Champion

Fair Grounds regular Bryan Wagner, a 66-year-old insurance executive from New Orleans, used a second-place finish at the December 26-27 Surfside Race Place qualifier in Del Mar, Calif., to clinch the 2009 crown as Daily Racing Form/NTRA NHC Tour Champion and a $100,000 first-place prize. Should...