Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Proud Spell, Trainers Robideaux, Calhoun Among Fair Grounds Hall of Fame Honorees

There are numerous reasons that fans of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and natives of New Orleans who have always loved the sport of Thoroughbred racing at the Crescent City oval should consider attending Fair Grounds’ Hall of Fame ceremonies this Wednesday evening immediately following the March 12 racing program. The Black Gold Room […]

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Proud Spell, Bret Calhoun Among Inductees to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Brereton Jones’s Proud Spell, one of five fillies of recent vintage to have parlayed a win in the Fair Grounds Oaks to one in the Kentucky Oaks later in the spring, will be joined by Crescent City-based trainers Bret Calhoun and Larry Robideaux, Jr. when all three are inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of […]

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It’s a Girl: Leading Louisiana-Bred Star Guitar Sires First Foal

The Blood-Horse reported that the all-time leading Louisiana-bred, Star Guitar’s first foal is a filly, born Jan. 13 at Clear Creek Stud in Louisiana. The chestnut weanling is out of an Malibu Moon mare named Luna Bean, an unraced full sister to Grade 1 winner Malibu Mint. She was bred by Star Guitar’s owners and breeders Brittlyn […]

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E. J. Perrodin’s Widow to Attend Hall of Fame Ceremony

Jockey E.J. Perrodin’s widow and son are looking forward to the rider’s induction to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on Mar. 4. Perrodin, who died last year of brain cancer, had won 3,083 races and $41,402,415 in earnings during his career, which spanned 37 years. Perrodin will be inducted along with owner Ray Salmen […]

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Star Guitar, E.J. Perrodin elected to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Star Guitar, the all-time Louisiana-bred earnings leader; E.J. Perrodin, believed to be Fair Grounds’ all-time leading stakes-winning rider; and Ray Salmen, owner of several popular stakes winners, including A Letter to Harry and Pago Hop. The 2013 class will be inducted during […]

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Trainers Stall, Frankel among Fair Grounds Hall of Fame inductees

Four new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Dapper Delegate, the 1965 Louisiana Derby winner; Bobby Frankel, the only trainer to have won all four of Fair Grounds’ marquee season-ending stakes races; J.R. Smith Sr., trainer of several Fair Ground stakes winners, including 1967 Louisiana Derby hero Ask the Fare; […]

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Fortus named to Fair Grounds Press Box Hall of Fame

Bob Fortus of the Times-Picayune, a longtime New Orleans-based turf writer and handicapper, will be inducted into the Press Box Hall of Fame at Fair Grounds Race Course on Jan. 18, according to BloodHorse.com. The hall of fame honors those who have made significant contributions to media coverage of Fair Grounds and New Orleans racing. […]

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