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Friesan Fire Crowned Fair Grounds Horse of the Meeting

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 30, 2009) - Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Grade II Louisiana Derby by the largest margin in 46 years, was an overwhelming choice as Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting for the track's 137th season that concluded Sunday. Horse of the Meeting...

Fair Grounds Concludes 137th Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded its 137th season Sunday, a winter that provided a mixture of new and old. Watch the Thank You Video

Fair Grounds Concludes 137th Season

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 29, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded its 137th season Sunday, a winter that provided a mixture of new and old. The "new" aspects of this Fair Grounds season included a leadership team overseeing its first winter Thoroughbred season in the...

Tensas Yucatan Tops Red Camelia Stakes on Closing Day at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 29, 2009) - James Spence's Tensas Yucatan pressed the pace, took command approaching the lane and drew off for a 2 1/4-length victory in the $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes Sunday, the final stakes race of Fair Grounds' 2008-09 season. "She was the class of the race,...

Milwaukee Miracle Caps Lagniappe Saturday with CC Derby Win

Milwaukee Miracle Caps Lagniappe Saturday With CC Derby Win   NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 28, 2009) - Tom Curtis' Milwaukee Miracle rallied outside the early leaders to win the $75,000 Crescent City Derby, the finale of four stakes that kicked off Louisiana Lagniappe Weekend presented by...

Louisiana Lagniappe Weekend Notes & Quotes

LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE WEEKEND NOTES & QUOTES   Happy Ticket Stakes Winner: Alphadoodle ($20, running time 1:04.66) Jockey Robby Albarado: "She broke well and put herself in a good position. She got comfortable on the lead and she's so competitive, she just kept digging in."...

Nadeshiko Wins Friday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 27, 2009) - Larry Richardson's Nadeshiko rallied outside the pacemakers in the late stages to capture the $46,000 allowance optional claiming feature Friday at Fair Grounds. The scheduled 5 1/2-furlong sprint for older fillies and mare was transferred from the turf to...

Robby Reflects on Cusp of Rider Record

Headlines for Friday, March 27, 2009 Robby Reflects on Cusp of Rider Record Asmussen Tops Last Season's Monster Campaign Heiligbrodt Racing Returns to Top of Fair Grounds Owners Longtime Louisiana Trainer Harold Delahoussaye Retires   Robby Reflects on Cusp of Rider Record...

Five Stakes Top FG's Season-Ending Lagniappe Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 26, 2009) - Five stakes races for Louisiana-breds, including four on Saturday, make up Louisiana Lagniappe Weekend presented by Miller on the final two days of Fair Grounds' 137th racing season. Tom Curtis's Milwaukee Miracle, winner of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes here...

Woodbourne Wins Sunday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 22, 2009) - Melnyk Racing Stables' Woodbourne, never far back, continued willingly late under a determined ride by jockey Jesse Campbell to best A. P. Answer by a half-length in Sunday's $46,000 allowance optional claiming turf feature at Fair Grounds. Trained by Mark Casse...