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Giant Oak, Friesan Fire Top 13 Sophomores in Risen Star

Virginia Tarra Trust's Giant Oak, runner-up in last fall's Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, and Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Lecomte Stakes here Jan. 10, lead a field of 13 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Grade III Risen Star Stakes...

Giant Oak, Friesan Fire Top 13 Sophomores in Risen Star

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 2, 2009) - Virginia Tarra Trust's Giant Oak, runner-up in last fall's Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, and Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Lecomte Stakes here Jan. 10, lead a field of 13 3-year-olds in the $...

Queen Ernestine Leads Throughout in Monday's FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 2, 2009) - Becky Winemiller's Queen Ernestine broke in stride to make the pace and held on for a half-length victory Monday's featured $44,000 allowance grass dash for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds. Queen Ernestine, ridden by E.J. Perrodin and trained by Pat...

Geniver Wins Sunday at Fair Grounds

Fast N Easy and R R Racing's Geniver held off late-running Sweet Lemonade by a neck in Sunday's $44,000 turf allowance feature for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. Trained by Angel Montano and ridden by John Jacinto, Geniver paid $17.20, $6.20 and $3.40, covered about 5 1/2 furlongs in...

Barn Notes: Giant Oak Gets Bullet Breeze Sunday for Saturday's Risen Star

Virginia Tarra Trust's Giant Oak, one of the leading candidates for Saturday's $200,000 Grade III Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.40 here Sunday morning.

Giant Oak Gets Bullet Breeze Sunday for Saturday's Risen Star

Headlines for Sunday, February 01, 2009 Giant Oak Gets Bullet Breeze Sunday for Saturday's Risen Star Au Moon Breezes Five Furlongs in Company Sunday Morning Risen Star Field Looking Like Rapidly Expanding Universe Native Louisiana Jockey Kirk LeBlanc Reaches 3,000-Win Milestone...

Turfiste Strikes in Black Gold for Theriot Triple

Walts David Stable's Turfiste outfinished front-running favorite Big Push in a hard-fought stretch duel to be best by a head in the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Turfiste Strikes in Black Gold for Theriot Triple

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 31, 2009) - Walts David Stable's Turfiste outfinished front-running favorite Big Push in a hard-fought stretch duel to be best by a head in the $60,000 Black Gold Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds. As the second choice in the wagering, Turfiste paid $8.40, $4.20 and $3...

More Than Racing on Louisiana Derby Preview Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - Fans at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Derby Preview Day next Saturday, and the following afternoon, can enjoy more than just great Thoroughbred racing. On Louisiana Derby Preview Day, which falls on the final weekend before Carnival season begins in earnest...

Normandy Shore Lands as FG Friday Longshot

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - April McCurry's Normandy Shore made the pace and continued willingly for a 1 3/4-length upset victory in Friday's $48,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Fair Grounds. The winner, ridden by Jamie Theriot and trained by Ronny Werner, paid $43.40, $...