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Southern Dude Wins Thursday Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 07, 2013) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Southern Dude proved worthy of his odds-on favoritism in Thursday’s featured $48,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming sprint at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by drawing off for a facile...

Believe You Can Odds-On in Saturday's $150,00 New Orleans Ladies; Delaunay Favored in $150,000 Duncan Kenner Stakes

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 07, 2013) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, heroine of both the Grade I Kentucky Oaks and Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks last year, has been installed as the overwhelming 1-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s fourth running of the listed $150,000 New Orleans Ladies at...

Minority Interest in Ive Struck a Nerve Sold

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 7, 2013) – A “minority” interest in Big Chief Racing’s Ive Struck a Nerve, the sophomore son of Yankee Gentleman who vaulted into first on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points list with his upset win in the Grade II Risen Star...

At the Pulpit Wins Wednesday Turf Feature

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 6, 2013) – Chicago 8’s At the Pulpit prompted the pace, took command entering the lane and then held on to withstand a late bid by Dixiana Farms’ Madris by a nose at the wire in Wednesday’s featured $47,000 allowance for older turf horses....

Wednesday Notes: Believe You Can Sharp for Saturday's $150,000 New Orleans Ladies

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 06, 2013) – Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can parlayed a win in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks to another in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks a few weeks later for trainer Larry Jones last year.  This year the daughter of Proud Citizen debuted with a 10 1/4-length tally...

Boss Barney's Babe Wins 3YO Filly Feature

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 3, 2013) – Barnett Stables’ Boss Barney’s Babe, unhurried early, rallied strongly outside the leaders when set down for the drive and drew off late for a four-length score in Sunday’s $47,000 allowance and $50,000 optional claiming...

Sunday Notes: Ray Salmen to Enter FG Hall of Fame Monday

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, March 3, 2013) – Joining Fair Grounds’ late all-time leading stakes-winning jockey E.J. Perrodin and Louisiana’s all-time leading money-winning horse Star Guitar as the latest inductees to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame Monday evening will be...

Up With the Birds Flies Home in Black Gold, Gator Zone Wins LaCombe

  By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, March 02, 2013) – Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Gator Zone pressed the pace of Ice Wine Stable’s To My Valentine in Saturday’s $75,000 Allen LaCombe Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, gained the advantage over...

Flow Tribe Added to Infield Festival Music Lineup!

  NEW ORLEANS (Monday, March 4, 2013) – Funk-rock party-starters Flow Tribe have been tabbed as the opening act on the Jägermeister Stage at the first-ever Louisiana Derby Infield Festival set for March 30. Native New Orleansrockers Cowboy Mouth will headline. Infield Festival General...

Majestic Harbor Lights Up FG’s Starlight Card

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, March 01, 2013) – Gallant Stable’s Majestic Harbor took command from Brereton Jones’s Mr. Bowling leaving the backstretch and held that rival safe the rest of the way to light up the tote board with mutuels of $11.80, $5.80 and $4.20 during Friday’s $51,000 allowance and $62,...