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Numbers Off On Rainy Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 14, 2009) – Though rain put a damper on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser at Fair Grounds, that didn’t stop some outstanding performances on the racetrack. The all-sources handle for Saturday’s 12-race program of $11,120,353 was 14.2 percent down from last...

Louisiana Derby Day Persented By Budweiser Notes & Quotes

Louisana Derby (G2) Winner: Freisan Fire ($6.40, running time 1:43.46) Trainer Larry Jones (by phone from Oaklawn Park): (laughing) “I thought he could have run much better if I was there. “We’re very happy with his performance. The time was good. It at least gets us in the ballpark All is well. We...

Friesan Fire Burns Rivals Once Again in 96th Louisiana Derby

Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire has stood in the shadow of his stable mate Old Fashioned all winter, but may have emerged from behind the curtain with his dominant 7 1/4-length win in the 96th running of the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Friesan Fire Burns Rivals Once Again in 96th Louisiana Derby

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 14, 2009) – Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire has stood in the shadow of his stable mate Old Fashioned all winter, but may have emerged from behind the curtain with his dominant 7 1/4-length win in the 96th running of the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby...

Proudinsky, ‘Macho’ Win On Louisiana Derby Day Undercard

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 14, 2009) – The key word of the undercard on Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser Saturday at Fair Grounds may well have been “again.” Again, as in Proudinsky becoming the first repeat winner of the $500,000 Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap with a dramatic...

Rachel Alexandra Reigns in Fair Grounds Oaks

L & M Partners’ Rachel Alexandra justified her role as the 3-10 odds-on favorite in the $400,000 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks by drawing off for a 1 3/4-length victory Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Proudinsky, ‘Macho’ Win On Louisiana Derby Day Undercard

The key word of the undercard on Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser Saturday at Fair Grounds may well have been “again.” Again, as in Proudinsky becoming the first repeat winner of the $500,000 Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap with a dramatic victory in a three-horse photo...

Rachel Alexandra Reigns in 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 14, 2009) – L & M Partners’ Rachel Alexandra justified her role as the 3-10 odds-on favorite in the $400,000 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks by drawing off for a 1 3/4-length victory Saturday at Fair Grounds. Based on the impressive nature of her local score, the daughter of...

Naturalyontherocks Wins Friday at Fair Gounds

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 13, 2009) – Live Oak Plantation’s Naturalyontherocks took command entering the lane and drew off for a 6 3/ 4-length victory in Friday’s $44,000 allowance turf feature at Fair Grounds.[asset|height=12|width=1]The odds-on choice of the fans gave leading jockey Robby Albarado...

Can ‘Rachel’ Rule Over Fair Grounds Oaks-Kentucky Oaks Double?

Headlines for Friday, March 13, 2009 · Can ‘Rachel’ Rule Over Fair Grounds Oaks-Kentucky Oaks Double?· McPeek’s Free Country, Our Dahlia Ready for Saturday· Trainer Al Stall, Jr. Covers Terrain, ‘Star’ and ‘Charlie’ Friday· Apprentice Jockey Anna Roberts Makes Picture-...