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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...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, November 20

  In Today's Notes: Jockey Florent (Frenchy) Geroux New Rider at FG; Delaunay, Gantry Likely for Another Thanksgiving Handicap Duel November 28 Jockey Florent (Frenchy) Geroux, born in the historic town of Argentan in France’s Normandy region, has been a regular rider on the Chicago circuit...

Fair Grounds Opening Night Card Attracts 90 Horses

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Opening Night card, scheduled on an early date this Friday, November 22, attracted 90 runners to the entry box for the nine-race card. Post time is 3 p.m. Central for the special Exotic Starlight Racing event that also features ostrich and camel racing, along...

Barn Notes: Monday, November 18

Charles Craig Smith, the owner-trainer-breeder of the Louisiana-bred-fan-favorite String King and his popular bay gelding are coming back to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to ring in another season at the Crescent City oval. The 142nd meeting at the New Orleans Thoroughbred oval gets underway...