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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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Fair Grounds Announces Early Post Time On Louisiana Derby Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced an early first post of 11:00 a.m. CT on Louisiana Derby Day, Saturday March 23. As part of their “Road the Kentucky Derby” series, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will broadcast (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CT) both the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby and the Grade […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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Amoss Taking A Shot At ‘Legacy’ Louisiana Derby Win With Lone Sailor

In trainer Tom Amoss’s 30 plus years of training Thoroughbreds, the New Orleans native has found a great deal of success at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which includes 11 training titles at the track. Winning the Louisiana Derby, however, is still something on the list awaiting a check mark. On Saturday, March 24, […]

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National HBPA Convention Topics Include Sports Betting, Aftercare

Sports betting and its possible effects on horse racing. Stemming the dearth of backside employees. Horses’ inadvertent exposure to recreational and prescription medications. Needing solutions, not just funding, for Thoroughbred aftercare. Where the trainer absolute-insurer rule stands. Horsemen as citizen marketers. Those are among the discussions taking center stage at the National HBPA Convention, March 13-17 at […]

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Jockey Green Taking Advantage Of Fair Grounds ‘Learning Experience’

Jockey Aubrie Green took a leap of faith when she decided to ride full-time at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the winter. Said leap has proven to be a good decision as the native of Boise, Idaho has been competitive on the circuit. “It’s been really good so far,” Green, 30, said. “I was […]

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‘Happy’ Forever Unbridled, Seeking The Soul Settle Into Fair Grounds Ahead Of Pegasus

Charles Fipke’s Forever Unbridled and Seeking the Soul, each exiting Grade I wins and both aiming to the $16-million Grade I Pegasus World Cup, have arrived at their winter base of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and have resumed training.  “The mare is doing great,” trainer Dallas Stewart said. “She jogged and I haven’t decided when I’ll […]

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Fair Grounds Clerk Of Scales Menard Passes Away Unexpectedly Thursday

The Fair Grounds released the following statement on Friday regarding the sudden death of Clerk Of Scales Nelson Menard: The entire team at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots offers condolences to the family and friends of Nelson Menard, who passed away unexpectedly Thursday night. Menard rode for more than 30 years in New Orleans […]

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