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Infield Updates: Parking Added at 1913 Gentilly; Promotions Include Jäger Cookoff, Hat Contest

  By Deidre Gallagher, 100th Louisiana Derby & Infield Festival Publicity Intern NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 27, 2013) – An additional parking option for Saturday’s 100th Louisiana Derby & Infield Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been confirmed at 1913 Gentilly...

Asmussen Moves Into Second All-Time Among Trainers

{{m1}} By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 28, 2013) – In Thursday’s fourth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, when Jake Jourdan romped home 5 1/2-lengths in front of his nearest rival, trainer Steve Asmussenmoved into second-place among the world’s all-time leading...

Optimizer Favored in Saturday's $400,000 Muniz Memorial (GII)

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 28, 2013) – Calumet Farm’s Optimizer, who won the first two legs of the grass series for older horses at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this winter, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice to sweep the series when he...

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...