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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/...

Louisiana Derby & Infield Festival With Cowboy Mouth and Flow Tribe Tickets On Sale Now!

  WHAT IS IT? The Louisiana Derby is a $1 million race for top 3-year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually on the final Saturday in March. It is a final stop for horses hoping to make their next start in the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville...

Louisiana Derby & Infield Festival With Cowboy Mouth and Flow Tribe Tickets On Sale Now!

  WHAT IS IT? The Louisiana Derby is a $1 million race for top 3-year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually on the final Saturday in March. It is a final stop for horses hoping to make their next start in the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville...

Sunday Notes: Bourbon Courage Readies for One More Round

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 17, 2013) –Bourbon Lane Stable and Wayne Lynn’s Bourbon Courage,one of several highly regarded locally based candidates for the Grade II New Orleans Handicap on Louisiana Derby Day March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots,...

Icon Ike Takes Command of Colonel Power; Extravaganza Withstands Inquiry in Happy Ticket

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 16, 2013) –Taking advantage of the contentious speed duel up front in Saturday’s 25th renewal of the $75,000 Colonel Power Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Fletcher and CarolynGray’s Icon Ike responded to the commands...

Friday Notes: Abstraction Gets an 'A' for Wednesday Win

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 15, 2013) –On the same day the newly-elected Pope Francis first appeared on the balcony at St. Peter’s Square, a Pulpit colt named Abstraction emerged from the shadows at the race course in this very Catholic city of New Orleans to...

Latest Louisiana Derby Probables

  Based on Racing Office updates, published news reports and interviews with horsemen. LouisianaDerby nominations close Saturday. Entries to be drawn March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fair Grounds paddock.   Horse, alphabetically (with trainer, jockey when known and “Road to the Kentucky...

Treasured Up Scores in Thursday Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 14, 2013) – Spendthrift Farm’s Treasured Up, unhurried early, rallied boldly on the extreme outside in the late stages of Thursday’s $49,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming event over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair...