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'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-...

Just Jenda, Four Gifts Meet Again in Silverbulletday

Cindy Jones' Just Jenda and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Four Gifts will face off for the third time in nine weeks as they lead a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Just Jenda, Four Gifts Meet Again in Silverbulletday

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 2, 2009) - Cindy Jones' Just Jenda and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Four Gifts will face off for the third time in nine weeks as they lead a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds. The...

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...