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NEWS RELEASE: Three Named to Join Press Box Hall of Fame at FG

New Orleanians Gremillion, Paretti, Hodges, Jr. Latest to be Honored Three longtime veterans of the New Orleans press corps will be inducted into the Press Box Hall of Fame at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during ceremonies to be held following the races on Wednesday, March 12...

Stakes Recap: Seeking Ms Shelly Wins FG's Pan Zareta

Dream Walkin’ Farms’Seeking Ms Shelley, trained by Joe Duhon, moved boldly into contention entering the stretch and drew off late to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes by a length and a half under jockey Roman Chapa. The winning 8-year-old mare, who had failed in two previous Pan Zareta...

Barn Notes: Friday, January 3

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Same Cross Staying in Pan Zareta; Seeking Ms Shelley Seeking $75,000 Pan Zareta Upset Saturday; Jockey, Trainer Standings Tighten Up Again Brereton C. Jones'  Same Cross, being by Proud Clarion out of a Langfuhr mare, was so named because she is out of the “same cross” that...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, January 1

IN TODAY'S NOTES: 75 Sophomores Make Up Early LA. Derby Noms; Jockey Anna Roberts Hangs Up Her Tack Seventy-five sophomores have been made Early Bird Nominations to the upcoming 101st running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby to be contested at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on March 29....

Stakes Recap: Louisiana Futurities

Dixie Beat Drums Foes in $97,605 Louisiana Futurity; Nurse Emielle Best of 11 in $106,105 Filly Division Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’sDixie Beat proved the third time the charm when he captured the colts and geldings division of Tuesday’s $97,605 Louisiana Futurity by a neck. After finishing...

Stakes Advance: Pan Zareta Stakes

Good Deed Top Choice in FG's Pan Zareta Saturday Bertram and Richard Klein’s Good Deed, winner of the $75,000 Mardi Gras Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last spring on the main track, heads an overflow field of 14 older fillies and mares named to Saturday’s $75,000 Pan Zareta...

Barn Notes: Sunday, December 29

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Gold Hawk Swoops Into Louisiana Derby Picture; Grant Forster Scores Training Double Saturday at Fair Grounds; Apprentice Jockey Ashley Broussard Rides Two Winners Saturday at FG As if posting an early warning to those talented youngsters who will transcend into the coming spring’s...

Jockey Leandro Goncalves Wins Five Saturday at Fair Grounds

Veteran jockey Leandro Goncalves posted the first five-win day by any Fair Grounds jockey this season during Saturday’s 11-race program. Goncalves rode seven races on the card. The Brazilian native won the third race aboard Ten Broeck Farm’s Soft Wind for trainer Grant Forster and a $26.80 win...

Barn Notes: Saturday, December 28

IN TODAY'S NOTES: Richard Eramia Rides Friday Fair Grounds Triple; David Flores Wins Santa Anita's Malibu Before Leaving for Singapore; Army, Sgt. Major Ross Lead Russians' March into FG's Winner's Circle Surely one of the most underrated riders at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is Richard...

Stakes Advance: Louisiana Futurities

Dixie Beat, 'Nurse' Top Louisiana Futurity Divisions Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Dixie Beat, a winner at first asking and a closing third behind the two top choices in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile last time at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, may be a tepid choice in the...