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Stakes Recap: Thanksgiving Handicap

GANTRY PREACHES SECOND THANKSGIVING 'CAP WIN AT FGWith main rival Delaunay, owned by Maggi Moss, sidelined by fever earlier in the week,  Brittlyn Stable’s Gantry recorded his second Thanksgiving Handicap  tally in the last three seasons Thursday after finishing second to Delaunay in last...

Stakes Advance: Woodchopper Stakes

  HIS RACE TO WIN, 'ELECTION' VIE IN FG'S WOODCHOPPER Hill ‘N Dale Farm’s General Election, best by a neck in Churchill’s Grade III Jefferson Cup at last asking Sept. 28 and hero of Chicago’s Grade III Arlington Classic last spring, may rule the choice when he faces eight rivals in Saturday’s...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, November 27

  IN TODAY'S NOTES: PESSIN HAS PROMISING PAIR FOR TWO WEEKEND STAKES; STIDHAM UPDATES ON LOVE BLIND AND BROWN ALMIGHTY Veteran trainer Neil Pessin might have a lot to be thankful for at the conclusion of this extended holiday weekend in New Orleans. Following Thursday’s traditional...

Barn Notes: Sunday, November 24

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Veteran Jockey David Flores Should Flourish at FG; Hall of Fame Jockey Kent Desormeaux Rides Four FG Mounts Sunday Nationally recognized reins master David Flores is hanging his tack at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots on a season-long basis for the first time this winter,...

Stakes Advance: Pago Hop Stakes

PROMISE ME MORE HEADS FRIDAY'S PAGO HOP STAKESHolt Racing, Robert Orth and Wes Hawley’s Promise Me More, familiar to Fair Grounds fans for her runner-up finish in last February’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes, heads a field of eight sophomore fillies in Friday’s $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes at about...

Stakes Recap: Mr. Sulu Stakes

STRING KING RULES OVER TIGER RUN IN MR. SULU AT FAIR GROUNDS Charles Craig Smith’s String King, defending champion in the $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes and a strong odds-on favorite, ruled once again in Saturday’s 6th renewal of the grass test over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Racecourse...

Stakes Advance: Thanksgiving Handicap

  DELAUNAY DELETED FROM FG'S THANKSGIVING 'CAP; 2011 CHAMP GANTRY NOW HEADS THURSDAY'S FIELD Following the defection of Maggi Moss’s Delaunay from the 88th running of the $100.000 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots, Brittlyn Stable’s Gantry becomes the favorite for...

Barn Notes: Friday, November 22

In Today's Notes: Keith Desormeaux: Ive Struck a Nerve Improving on Comeback Trail; Brown Almighty Now in Trainer Mike Stidham's BarnWhatever happened to Ive Struck a Nerve, the promising sophomore star now owned by Big Chief Racing and Paul Braverman who paid $272.40 to win on Louisiana Derby...

142nd Thoroughbred Racing Season Overview

FAIR GROUNDS MEET PREVIEW: OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 22; LEADS TO 101ST RUNNING OF GRADE II LOUISIANA DERBY MARCH 29 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, commonly referred to as the third-oldest racetrack in the country, will kick off its 142nd season of thoroughbred racing the week prior to the...

Barn Notes: Thursday, November 21

  In Today's Notes: Amoss Readies For Another Thanksgiving Handicap; Gantry to Try Again in Thanksgiving Handicap Fresh off his 10th training title at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots last spring, New Orleans-born conditioner Tom Amoss is eagerly anticipating another Thanksgiving Day at his...