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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...

Rosie Rides 'Ronda' to Career Win 1,500

{{m1}} By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) – Two-time Fair Grounds defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik, who will capture her third straight local title when the Crescent City oval’s current season comes to a close March 31, reached the 1,500 career win...

Wednesday Notes: Titletown Five Breezes Tuesday for 100th Louisiana Derby

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) –Paul Hornung et al.’s Titletown Five breezed six furlongs Tuesday in 1:16.20 at Oaklawn Park in preparation for the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots....

Free Online Contest, Louisiana Derby Wars, Offers Daily Prizes and Berths to March 30 Final!

    NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, March 19, 2013) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and DerbyWars, the online horse racing tournament website, have launched a free online handicapping contest, Louisiana Derby Wars, set to begin Wednesday and run through Louisiana Derby Day, March 30, at FGNO...

Free Online Contest, Louisiana Derby Wars, Starts Wednesday!

  NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, March 19, 2013) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and DerbyWars, the online horse racing tournament website, have launched a free online handicapping contest, Louisiana Derby Wars, set to begin Wednesday and run through Louisiana Derby Day, March 30, at FGNO.com/...