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Stakes Recap: Statebred Stars Shine on LA Derby Undercard

GOLD APPOINTMENT WIRES CRESCENT CITY DERBY -- In a race loaded with early pace on paper, it was owner-trainer Robert J. Rockwell’s Gold Appointment who proved he was quickest early and that he was courageous late, extending his lead in the lane en route to a four length score in the $75,000...

Stakes Recap: New Orleans Handicap

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, unsuccessful in two starts in New Orleans last season during his sophomore season, returned as a grownup this year to capture Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race & Slots by 4 ¾-lengths as the choice of the fans. After winning last year’s...

Untapable 'Unstopable' in Fair Grounds Oaks

Winchell Thoroughbreds Untapable proved no disappointment to the fans that backed her down to 1-2 favoritism in Saturday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The daughter of Tapit, who won the Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes here Feb. 22 by 9 ½-lengths, took this $...

Barn Notes: Friday, March 28

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Pletcher's Trio Tuning Up For Saturday's Show; Reminder: Post Time for Saturday's Louisiana Derby Day at 12:30pm; FG Announcer John Dooley Readies for Unusual Derby Match-Up; Veteran Jockey Mark Guidry to Retire From the Saddle This Weekend   Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s...

Barn Notes: Thursday, March 27

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Louisiana Derby Day Adds Three Restricted Stakes -- Montbrooks Miracle Slight Choice in $75,000 Crescent City Derby; Closing Report Meets Designer Legs in $75,000 Crescent City Oaks; Skip the Pinot and Populist Politics Favored in $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace In addition Saturday’s...

Stakes Advance: Palace Malice Favored in New Orleans Handicap

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes as the final jewel of racing’s 2013 Triple Crown, will go to the post in Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap with 121 pounds and the favorite’s mantle in the field of eight older horses. The New Orleans Handicap, contested at...

Stakes Advance: Real Solution Heads Mervin Muniz Memorial

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution, adjudged winner of last summer’s Grade I Arlington Million, will shoulder the top impost of 122 pounds including three-time Fair Grounds’ defending jockey champion Rosie Napravnik in Saturday’s Grade II Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap, annually the centerpiece...

Stakes Advance: Untapable, Unbridled Forever Set for Face-Off in FG Oaks

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable, much the best when dominating rivals by 9 ½-lengths in the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes here Feb. 22, may be faced with a more difficult task when she meets Charles Fipke’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes star Unbridled Forever, whose connections passed on...

Stakes Advance: Intense Holiday Heads $1 Million Louisiana Derby

Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday, winner of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 101st running of the Grade II $1 million Louisiana Derby,...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 23

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Real Solution to Head Mervin Muniz Memorial -- Arlington Million Winner Highweighted at 122; Louisiana Derby Day Workers Out in Force March 22 at Fair Grounds; Reminder: Annual Fair Grounds Crawfish Boil on Top Monday Afternoon Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution, adjudged winner...