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'Tycoon' Rules FG Handicap; 'Honest' Runs True in Mineshaft

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 7, 2009) - Saturday's Louisiana Derby Preview Day undercard at Fair Grounds was highlighted by Charlotte Musgrave's Diamond Tycoon, who came from well off the pace to capture the $125,000 Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap under a masterful ride by Julien Leparoux....

Louisiana Derby Preview Day Notes and Quotes

Pan Zareta Stakes Winner: Precious Kiss ($6.60, running time 1:11.14) Trainer Patrick Mouton: "I told John (Jacinto) not to change a thing with the four-horse field. Take her back and relax, because she loves this home stretch." Jockey John Jacinto: "I took her back today. I...

'Jazz' Jazzes Up Pick 6 for Louisiana Derby Preview Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 6, 2009) - Jazz in the Park, dismissed at odds of 23-1, all but assured a five-figure Pick 6 carryover for Louisiana Derby Preview Day when he captured the $46,000 allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. The Pick 6 was not hit Friday, and a carryover of $13,354...

Barn Notes: Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors

Back on Dec. 18, in a first-level allowance at Fair Grounds, Vinery Stable LLC and Fox Hill Farms Inc.'s Friesan Fire - wearing emerald green silks with a white yoke - made or forced the pace most of the way before finishing second. Three weeks later, in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes here on Jan...

Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors

Headlines for Friday, February 06, 2009 Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors Four Gifts, Dumar Run Saturday as Heiligbrodts Vie for Owner Title Jockey Miguel Mena Rides Thursday Triple   Friesan Fire - Now That's a Horse of Different Colors NEW ORLEANS, La...

Master Plan Wins Thursday FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 5, 2009) - Edmond and Sharon Hudon's Master Plan used front-running tactics to capture Thursday's $44,000 Fair Grounds allowance feature by a length from the favored Blackberry Road. The winner, trained by Mike Stidham and patiently ridden by James Graham, paid $13....

'Honest' Choice in Mineshaft; 'Beret' Duo Tops FG Handicap

If a pair of graded stakes for 3-year-olds wasn't enough to whet the appetite on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the undercard features two more Grade III stakes, the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap and $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap, and two added-money sprints.

'Honest' Choice in Mineshaft; 'Beret' Duo Tops FG Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 5, 2009) - If a pair of graded stakes for 3-year-olds wasn't enough to whet the appetite on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds, the undercard features two more Grade III stakes, the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap and $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap, and...

Barn Notes: My Pal Charlie Set For Return In Mineshaft

The focus on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Saturday at Fair Grounds will be on the 3-year-old divisions, but a horse that made some noise as a sophomore in 2008 will launch his 4-year-old campaign as well -- B. Wayne Hughes' My Pal Charlie, the 121-pound highweight who will contend for favoritism...

My Pal Charlie Set For 4-Year-Old Bow In Mineshaft

Headlines for Wednesday, February 04, 2009 My Pal Charlie Set For 4-Year-Old Bow in Mineshaft French Beret Gets Quick Road Trip Before FG Handicap Albarado To Make Special Appearance At Saturday Book Signing Jessica On The Road Again To HRTV, Vegas   My Pal Charlie Set For 4-...