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Louisiana Derby Runner-Up Papa Clem an Arkansas Derby Traveler

Headlines for Friday, March 20, 2009 Louisiana Derby Runner-Up Papa Clem an Arkansas Derby Traveler Fair Grounds' Leading Rider Duel Continues Don MacBeth and RTC Fundraiser Coming Up Tuesday Arlington Representative Riggs at Fair Grounds This Weekend Former Fair Grounds Trainer...

P. S. U. Grad Wins Thursday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 19, 2009) - Michael Shustek and Don Stanley's odds-on favorite P. S. U. Grad got up in the final strides for a half-length win in Thursday's $48,000 filly and mare sprint feature at Fair Grounds. The winner, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. for Eclipse Award-winning...

Shytoe Lafeet Slight Choice in FG's Fortin Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 19, 2009) - John Wieczorek's Shytoe Lafeet, who finished fifth as the favorite in last month's Bayou Handicap, gets a chance to make amends in the $60,000 Fortin Handicap for older fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson turf course Saturday at Fair Grounds. The featured...

Theriot Rides Sunday Triple to Tighten FG Jockeys Race

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 15, 2009) - Jamie Theriot, seeking a second consecutive Fair Grounds riding title, won three races on Sunday to tighten the local standings heading into the meet's final two weeks. Theriot won Sunday's opener aboard Heflin and Driver Racing's Real Dilemma for trainer...

Friesan Fire's Barn Crew All Aglow Sunday Morning

Headlines for Sunday, March 15, 2009 Friesan Fire's Barn Crew All Aglow Sunday Morning ‘Rachel, Rachel' Walking Road to ‘Oaks-Oaks' Double Terrain Remains on Road to Kentucky Derby Giant Oak Unlikely for Triple Crown Run Macho Again Well After Win in New Orleans Handicap  ...

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...