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141st Thoroughbred Racing Season Honors: Delaunay Named Horse of the Meeting

  NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 25, 2013) – Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, who swept all three of the major stakes for older sprinters, was named Horse of the Meeting for the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Delaunay’s perfect record for the meet included wins...

Orb, Verrazano Vie for Favoritism in Saturday's Kentucky Derby; Seven Fair Grounds Horses Entered

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 1, 2013) – Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb and the undefeated Verrazano, owned by Let’s Go Stable, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, headline a stellar field of 20 3-year-olds entered today for  Saturday’s 139th running of the...

Slots, Simulcasting Open Evenings During Jazz Fest

  NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) – The Slots and the OTB at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will be open for business every evening during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, also known as Jazz Fest, April 26-28 and May 2-5. Even though the Slots...

Graydar Takes $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (GII)

  By Martha Claussen NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Twin Creek’s Racing Stable LLC’s Graydar followed up his impressive performance in the Grade I Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park with another winning effort against some of the nation’s top older horses in Saturday’s $400,000 New...

Unlimited Budget Wins $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (GII)

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Repole Stables’ Unlimited Budget remains undefeated after posting an impressive 1 3/4-length tally in Saturday’s 45th renewal of the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) on Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course...

Closing Day Recap: Amoss, Asmussen Tie for Leading Trainer; Napravnik, Moss Top Jockey, Owner; Mylute to Kentucky Derby; Record All-Sources La. Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) – At the end of a Closing Day that saw the meet's top two conditioners winning half the races on the card, Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen finished in a tie for leading trainer honors at the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season with 42 wins apiece. For the third...

100th Louisiana Derby Day in the Books; Asmussen, Amoss Battle for Leading Trainer Honors

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) –Five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher’s trio of successful invaders – WinStar Farm’s $1 million Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary, Repole Stable’s $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks heroine Unlimited Budget and Twin...

Black Gold 5: Everything Must Go!

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 31, 2013) – Today is closing day of the 2012-2013 live racing season.  The Black Gold 5 carryover has reached $474,420 and must be paid out!  In order to hit the Black Gold 5, you must select the winners of the final five races of the card.  Race 8 kicks...

Revolutionary Overthrows Rivals in 100th Running of $1 Milllion Louisiana Derby

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, unhurried early, launched a bold bid outside the early leaders when set down for the drive and tallied by a neck over Mylute in the 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at...

Johnny Handsome Wins Crescent City Derby; Sittin At the Bar Takes C.C. Oaks

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – Diamond Racing et al.’s Johnny Handsome, unhurried early, rallied strongly along the inside of the early leaders in the final furlong of Saturday’s $75,000 Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and drew...