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Monday Notes: Proud Strike, Code West, Revolutionary, Palace Malice Get Louisiana Derby Works; Mark Valeski Fires Bullet for N.O. 'Cap

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Monday, March 25, 2013) –Mike McCarty’s Proud Strike breezed a half-mile Monday morning in 50.40 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in final serious preparation for the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday  at...

Another Gear Wins Sunday Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 24, 2013) – Ed Wright et al.’s Another Gear, allowed to settle early, rallied strongly when set down for the drive and was up to best Steve Asmussen’s Mini Mine Mo by a nose in Sunday’s featured $47,000 allowance and $17,500 optional...

Departing, Mylute Get Louisiana Derby Works

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 24, 2013) –Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Departing and GoldMark Farm’s Mylute, each of whom are being prepared for their upcoming engagements in the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday,...

Divine Loretta Plucks Red Camelia Win

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 23, 2013) – Randy Davis and Associates’ Divine Lorretta, unhurried early, blossomed like a rose of winter when she rallied boldly in the middle of the track when set down for the drive and drew clear late for a one-length victory in...

Saturday's Louisiana Derby Works

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 23, 2013) –Although heavy ground fog made splits on some of the candidates who worked Saturday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby March 30 unobtainable, Fair...

Achaemenes Rules in Friday Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 22, 2013) – Starlight Racing’s Achaemenes, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace in Friday’s $49,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming feature over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots...

Friday Notes: Pletcher Bringing Five for Louisiana Derby Day Stakes

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 22, 2013) –The 100th anniversary edition of the$1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) for 3-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations and the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (GII), whose winners have gone on to win the Grade I Kentucky Oaks after five of...

Race Recap: The Pizza Man delivers in Thursday FG feature

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 21, 2013) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally outside the leaders when set down for the drive and got up to best Chester Miller and Pat Dupuy’s Strike Impact by a half-length in late stages of Thursday’s $51,000 allowance...

Ladyzarbridge Top Choice in Saturday's $60,000 Red Camelia

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 21, 2013) – Charles Zacney and Edward Johnston’s Ladyzarbridge, heroine of the last two $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice for Saturday’s...

Latest 100th Louisiana Derby Probables

Based on Racing Office updates, published news reports and interviews with horsemen.Entries to be drawn March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fair Grounds paddock.Maximum 14 starters.First preference to graded or group winners in order (I, II, III), then highest career earnings (non‐restricted). Horse, by...