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Corey Carves Out Season's First Riding Triple

Jockey Corey Lanerie will celebrate his 35th birthday Friday by riding seven straight races on the nine-race Fair Grounds program, but he gave himself an early birthday present on Sunday by recording Fair Grounds’ first riding triple of the 2009-2010 meeting on opening weekend at the New Orleans...

Goldilox Gets the Gold in Sunday Feature

Naveed Chowhan’s Goldilox, a sophomore filly ridden by Victor Lebron and trained by Bernie Flint, rallied in the late stages of Sunday’s $45,000 Fair Grounds feature at about 5 1/2-furlongs over the Stall-Wilson turf course to capture the sprint for fillies and mares by a half-length. In the...

Hard Day, Night for Track Photo Staff

Four years ago, Fair Grounds photographer Lynn Roberts won an Eclipse Award for one of her finish line shots at the local oval, but she probably would have made a deal with the devil to give it back in the first anxious moments following Saturday’s fifth race on opening weekend here.    That was...

'Redi Made' Longshot Kicks Off FG Season

What a way to kick off the 2009-2010 season at Fair Grounds on Opening Day, Friday, Nov. 6! In this 11th month of the year – the winner (Jenny Redi Made) was the #11 horse, followed by the #6 (Macho Mama) with the #9 horse (Blackberry Kisses) finishing third. That corresponded to the opening day...

Sellers Rules Again in Pontalba; Comedero Wins Old Hickory

After riding a winner on Friday’s opening day at Fair Grounds, Louisiana native Shane Sellers, once a nationally-known riding star who returned to the saddle last summer following a 4 1/2-year retirement, continued his Fair Grounds comeback Saturday by returning to the winner’s circle in the 39th...

Sellers Rules Again in Pontalba; Comedero Wins Old Hickory

After riding a winner on Friday’s opening day at Fair Grounds, Louisiana native Shane Sellers, once a nationally-known riding star who returned to the saddle last summer following a 4 1/2-year retirement, continued his Fair Grounds comeback Saturday by returning to the winner’s circle in the 39th...

Angus Lind Book Signing to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Nov. 14

Angus Lind, the beloved Times-Picayune columnist and horseracing aficionado, will sign copies of his new book, Prime Angus, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the races on Nov. 14. Lind will donate a portion of the proceeds from every book sold to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund...

Angus Lind Book Signing to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Nov. 14

Angus Lind, the beloved Times-Picayune columnist and horseracing aficionado, will sign copies of his new book, Prime Angus, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the races on Nov. 14. Lind will donate a portion of the proceeds from every book sold to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund...

Much Obliged Much the Best in Opening Day Blushing K.D.

Favorite players could say “Thank You” to Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged when she prevailed by a half-length in Friday’s featured second running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap.

Much Obliged Much the Best in Opening Day Blushing K.D.

Favorite players could say “Thank You” to Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged when she prevailed by a half-length in Friday’s featured second running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap. As the odds-on choice in the wagering, the 4-year-old daughter of Kingmambo, trained by Malcolm Pierce, returned...