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Graydar, Bourbon Courage Get Donn Rematch, Mark Valeski Challenges in Saturday's $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (GII)

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 28, 2013) – Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Graydar and Bourbon Lane Stable’s Bourbon Courage, first and second respectively in the Grade I Donn Handicap in South Florida last month, get their much anticipated rematch in the Grade II New Orleans...

Flashy Gray Favored in $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) – West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom Keithley’s Flashy Gray, runner-up in Oaklawn’s Grade III Honeybee Stakes March 9 as the odd-on choice of the Arkansas fans, gets a chance to make amends for that defeat when she is pegged...

Infield Festival: Seventeen Food Trucks, Pop-Ups Confirmed; Offisite Parking at Former JFK School

  NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) –Seventeen of the city’s favorite food trucks and pop-up food vendors make up the final list of street fare to be offered Saturday at the first-ever Infield Festival on Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The lineup includes...

Revolutionary 3-1 Favorite in Full Field of 14 for Saturday's 100th Louisiana Derby

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, who overcame severe traffic problems to win Aqueduct’s Grade III Withers Stakes in his last start Feb. 2, has been installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite in the 100th anniversary...

Revolutionary Favored at 3-1 in Full Field of 14 for Saturday's 100th Louisiana Derby

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, who overcame severe traffic problems to win Aqueduct’s Grade III Withers Stakes in his last start Feb. 2, has been installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite in the 100th anniversary...

La. Derby Field w/ Odds

100th Louisiana Derby Grade II • $1,000,000 • 3-Year-Olds • 1 1/8 miles All carry 122 pounds  Saturday, March 30, 2013 • Race 9 • 5:45 p.m. CDT Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots           PP   Horse Jockey M/L Odds     Owner Trainer...

Tuesday Notes: Louisiana Derby Colts Added to Triple Crown

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, March 26, 2013) –The connections of four horses expected to run in the 100th-anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots also made their colts late nominations to the 2013 Triple Crown...

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,...