New Orleans Fair Grounds

10:46 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

A Wild Time At The Races

Nom De Plumage and the ostrich jockeys celebrating in the winner's circle after Saturday night's race.
Credit Dionne Grayson / WWNO

There were a few unfamiliar steeds at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Saturday night — exotic animal trainer Joe Hedrick brought some ostriches and zebras to the track to fill out the race card for the second installment of the Struthio Stakes.

It was the first-ever zebra race in the South, and the biggest crowd at the track since Hurricane Katrina, according to track spokesman Jim Mulvihill.

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For that lull in activity in New Orleans between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, a new event will debut next year. The Fair Grounds will be opening up the infield to mark the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Derby.

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Horse of the Year trainer Larry Jones.
James Mulvihill New Orleans Fair Grounds

This weekend marks the debut of the 20-12 Horse of the Year at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare Havre de Grace (hah-vrah deh grace) is in a field of five for Saturday’s New Orleans Ladies race.

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