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'Shytoe' Solid Choice in Saturday's $125,000 Bayou Handicap

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 19, 2009) - John Wieczorek's Shytoe Lafeet, clearly second best behind Stormy West in the Furl Sail Handicap and Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap, sidesteps that rival and looms the strong 8-5 morning-line choice in the $125,000 Bayou Handicap for older fillies and...

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'Early' Returns to FG Winner's Circle on Presidents' Day

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 16, 2009) -Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein's odds-on favorite Early Return drew off in the stretch for a four-length victory in the $46,000 sprint allowance feature Monday at Fair Grounds. Trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by James Graham, Early Return captured...

Stungbythestorm Stings Recapturetheglory at FG

Coastal Racing's Stungbythestorm pressed the pace of King Dan, took command late and bested that rival by a half-length in a $46,000 allowance optional claiming race Sunday at Fair Grounds, one that could impact next month's New Orleans Handicap. Louie Roussel III and Ronnie Lamarque's 2008...

Smart Surprise Gives Albarado 100th Stakes Win at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 14, 2009) - Hill ‘n' Dale Equine Holdings Inc.'s Smart Surprise drew off late to win the $60,000 Chou Croute Handicap Saturday by 6 1/4 lengths, giving jockey Robby Albarado his 100th career stakes victory at Fair Grounds. However, the competitive Albarado was...

A. P. Answer Wins Friday Fair Grounds Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - J S Cubed's A. P. Answer withstood a late challenge from Catch the Luck to win Friday's $44,000 turf allowance feature at Fair Grounds by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Corey Lanerie, who posted a riding double for the third consecutive program, A...

Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday. Beginning March 13 and for the final three Fridays of Fair Grounds' 137th season, first post will be 2:50 p.m. CDT....

Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds

Headlines for Friday, February 13, 2009 Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds Announcer Dooley, Athlete Delhomme Share Superstitions Lanerie, Gonzalez Get Monday Doubles; Lanerie Repeats Thursday   Recapturetheglory Returns Sunday to Fair Grounds NEW ORLEANS, La. -...

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 21.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spot on the calendar with a new format next month. The inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge,...