Fair Grounds Racetrack

Rosie Napravnik Returns to Fair Grounds for “New Vocations Day at the Races”

Former jockey and horse aftercare advocate Rosie Napravnik will join Fair Grounds host Joe Kristufek on the live feed for "New Vocations Day at the Races" at the New Orleans venue, the track announced on Tuesday. Napravnik, who won four titles at the Fair Grounds, will help build awareness, promote success stories, and inspire donations for Thoroughbred aftercare throughout the racing card. "Rosie is one of our favorites and it's great to have her back at the Fair Grounds to help shed light on such an important cause and to...

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What's in a Name: A Longlongtimeago and Moliere

The name of brilliant 1-21 Aqueduct winner A LONGLONGTIMEAGO  (c, 3, Maclean's Music--Carried Away, by Dixie Union) is another direct quotation from Don McLean's 1971 legendary song "American Pie"--just like DAY THE MUSIC DIED, another winning horse by Maclean's Music commented upon in this column. In the case of the name of this brave 3-year-old colt, the line in question is the very first, and magic, verse: A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music Used to make me smile And I knew if I had...

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