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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-...

Grassy Nellie Keeps Robby on a Roll Thursday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 12, 2009) – Robby Albarado drew off to daylight in Fair Grounds’ jockey standings with three wins Thursday at Fair Grounds, including a his two-length win astride Grassy Nellie in the $44,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares on the turf.[asset|height=12|width=1]...

Nowhere to Hide Will Scratch From Louisiana Derby

Headlines for Thursday, March 12, 2009 ·         Nowhere to Hide Will Scratch From Louisiana Derby·         Block Earns Frequent Flier Miles in Readying Giant Oak·         Frankel Seeks Repeat With Proudinsky in Muniz·         Florida Shippers Arrive at Fair Grounds  Nowhere to Hide Will Scratch...