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  • Daddy Nose Best won the Buddy Dilberto Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds on Dec. 21.

    Daddy Nose Best Rides High Into Col. Bradley

    Daddy Nose Best, a smashing stakes winner in his first start over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, returns to the New Orleans track as the top weight in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT).

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    Smarty's Echo Breezes Half Mile for Lecomte

    Windy Hill Farm's Smarty's Echo worked a half-mile in company Jan. 12 in preparation for the upcoming Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, centerpiece event of the "Road to the Derby Kickoff Day."

  • Louisiana Rider Anna Roberts Retires

    Louisiana jockey Anna Roberts, who rode at Fair Grounds sparingly over the past few years after graduating from Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron's North American Racing Academy, has decided to call it quits.

  • Goncalves Logs 5 Wins at Sloppy Fair Grounds

    Veteran jockey Leandro Goncalves posted the first five-win day by any jockey this season at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots during the 11-race program Dec. 28.

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    Fair Grounds Cancels Card After 3 Races

    Heavy rains and lightning in the New Orleans area Dec. 22 caused a lengthy delay before the running of the third race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and resulted in the remaining six races being been canceled.

  • String King won the Mr. Sulu Stakes Nov. 23 on the turf at Fair Grounds. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2926417407&k=8RcX3t9">Order This Photo</a>

    String King to Try Dirt at Fair Grounds

    Charles Smith homebred String King, who has registered all seven of his stakes victories on turf, will switch to the main track for a start in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds.

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    Ria Antonia Readies for Run Against Boys

    The longshot winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) doesn't know she's competing against girls, just knows she wants to beat other runners, according to owner Ron Paolucci.

  • Apprentice Jockey Vanessa Fry Wins Her First

    Apprentice jockey Vanessa Fry, a 25-year-old Atlanta native, notched her first career victory in her eighth lifetime ride in the finale Dec. 7 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

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    Amoss, Asmussen Tie for Fair Grounds Title

    Trainers Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen ended the 141st Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting in a dead-heat for most victories with 42 apiece when they combined to win half of the races on the closing-day card March 31.

  • Revolutionary fights off Mylute to win the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433294136&k=Cg52gzX">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Finishes Job in Louisiana Derby

    WinStar Farm's Revolutionary took the overland route to victory in the March 30 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), closing with a five-wide run and holding off the late charge of 19-1 shot Mylute in the final furlong at Fair Grounds.

  • Amira's Prince heads home to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433377044&k=rqdPJdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Amira's Prince Maintains Hot Streak in Muniz

    Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.

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    Farish Calls Revolutionary a 'Grand Colt'

    Louisiana Derby (gr. II) morning line favorite Revolutionary has continued the graded stakes-winning tradition that has lasted in his female family for three profitable generations.

  • Unlimited Budget runs away from the field in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Unlimited Budget Takes Fair Grounds Oaks

    Unlimited Budget continues to show limitless potential as the undefeated Street Sense filly appears poised for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) after a clear victory in the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).

  • Optimizer faces nine in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap.

    Mervin Muniz 'Cap is Optimizer's to Lose

    Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.

  • Revolutionary was installed as the 3-1 favorite for the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2343307942&k=RWdJK2V">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Leads 14 in Louisiana Derby

    WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, winner of the Withers Stakes (gr. III), has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in a field of 14 for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds.

  • Fair Grounds Jockey Johnson Breaks Collarbone

    Jockey Pat Johnson, who had been winning races with increasing regularity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, suffered a broken collarbone when a horse he had just ridden tripped while returning to be unsaddled March 16.

  • Ground Transport Works Swiftly for LA Derby

    Ground Transport, one of the locally-based sophomores preparing for the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II), is attracting some attention after posting consecutive bullet moves at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Snuggs and Kisses (right) won the 2013 Bayou Handicap.

    Bayou Handicap has Listed Status Restored

    The Feb. 23 renewal of the Bayou Handicap, a race scheduled for the Fair Grounds turf course but switched to the main track, was reinstated to Listed status following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • Believe You Can cruises to victory in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes.

    Believe You Can Dominates New Orleans Ladies

    Believe You Can blew away the competition in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies March 9 at Fair Grounds, posting her second straight win off the layoff; the $150,000 Duncan F. Kenner went to Delaunay for owner Maggi Moss.

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    Prado to Ride Palace Malice in La. Derby

    Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado comes to Fair Grounds for the first time this season to ride Palace Malice in the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 30.

  • Ive Struck a Nerve (#8) comes out on top after a wild finish in the Risen Star.

    Ive Struck a Nerve, 135-1, Shocks Risen Star

    A 135-1 shot took the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, Matthew W. Bryan's Ive Struck a Nerve closing late in the furlong grounds and catapulting himself onto the Derby trail.

  • Unlimited Budget leads them home in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes.

    Unlimited Budget Scores Rich Win in 'Rachel

    Repole Stables' favored Unlimited Budget kept her record perfect when she easily captured the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths over 20-1 shot Promise Me More at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Snuggs and Kisses (right) fights off Daisy Devine to win the Bayou Handicap.

    Snuggs and Kisses Upsets 'Daisy' in Bayou

    Snuggs and Kisses upset Daisy Devine in an off-the-turf edition of the $75,000 Bayou Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, fighting gamely down the lane to manage a gate-to-wire score by a head.

  • Optimizer won the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 26.

    Optimizer Targets Fair Grounds Handicap

    After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.

  • Oxbow in the LeComte Stakes.

    Risen Star a Popular Race; 15 Entered

    With a $400,000 purse and some major points along the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds has attracted an overflow field of 15 3-year-olds headed by grade III winners Oxbow and Circle Unbroken.

  • BC Betting Challenge Qualifier at FG

    Two paid entries to November's $500,000 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita Park will be the top prizes when Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts its first-ever Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge March 30.

  • Believe You Can returns with an easy win in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.

    Believe You Can Cruises in Tiffany Lass

    Brereton Jones' homebred Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can returned from a layoff of more than seven months to capture the $94,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths Feb. 2 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.