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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,...

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...