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Albarado Forges to Front in Fair Grounds Jockey Standings

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 1, 2009) - Robby Albarado, seeking an unprecedented seventh Fair Grounds riding title, moved into sole possession of the top of the local standings for the first time this season after riding Stewart Madison's Cush to a win in Sunday's $52,000 allowance feature....

Louisiana Derby Day Fans Invited to 'Go Red'

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 1, 2009) - What is likely to be the largest crowd of Fair Grounds' 137th season figures to have a red tint to it. "Go Red at the Derby" is the promotional effort tied to Louisiana Derby Day on March 14. "Go Red" will promote healthy heart awareness...

'Miracle', 'Wanna' Surprise in Saturday's FG Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 28, 2009) - Tom Curtis's Milwaukee Miracle came from far back to score a 2 1/2-length victory in the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes, the first of two stakes races for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds Saturday at Fair Grounds. In the $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for fillies...

House of Silver Wins Friday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 27, 2009) - John Gunther's House of Silver, under a well-judged ride by jockey Jesus Castanon, led from flag fall to finish in the $46,000 turf allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds. House of Silver held off a late challenge by Fifty Five to be a half-length the...

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Headlines for Friday, February 27, 2009 Keeping Up With the Joneses Giant Oak's Work Schedule Updated Louisiana Derby Day Nominations Close Saturday Arlington's Greely at Fair Grounds Through Friday Later Start on Fridays Included in FG March Post Time Changes   Keeping Up...

Selva Adds Grass Win in Mardi Gras Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 24, 2009) - Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' Selva, already a stakes winner on dirt and Polytrack, added Fair Grounds' Stall-Wilson turf course to her list of winning surfaces when she captured Tuesday's $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old...

Louisiana-bred Sophomores Featured Saturday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 24, 2009) - The 25th edition of the $60,000 Gentilly Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the seventh running of the $60,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Stakes for state-bred sophomore fillies share top billing on Saturday's 10-race program at Fair Grounds. The Merrill...

Orthodox All the Way at Fair Grounds Monday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 23, 2009) -Orthodox broke in full stride to make all the pace under jockey Jesus Castanon and captured the $44,000 turf allowance feature for 3-year-olds Monday at Fair Grounds. Orthodox paid $7, $4.60 and $2.80 and toured the about one-mile distance over a firm...

Outta Tune Wins Sunday at Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 22, 2009) - Maggi Moss' Outta Tune took command in upper stretch and drew off to a five-length win in Sunday's featured $48,000 allowance optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds. Six-time Fair Grounds leading rider Robby Albarado picked up his third win of the...

Selva, On the Menu Meet in Tuesday's Mardi Gras Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 22, 2009) - Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' Selva and Brereton Jones' On the Menu, each coming off runner-up finishes in stakes company, head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Tuesday's $60,000 Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. Selva is the slight 9-5 choice...