Fair Grounds To Host Fundraiser to Benefit Pediatric Brain Cancer Charities

From the Fair Grounds Media Team:

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host a fundraiser on Tuesday, March 12 to benefit pediatric brain cancer charities and Angels Grove Ranch (http://www.angelsgrove.org/).

The event will be held between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the first floor on the west side of the grandstand. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 ($35 at the door if still available) at the program booth or by contacting Emilee Margiotta at emilee.margiotta@fgno.com or at (504) 948-1150 – the event will be limited to 350 tickets. Silent and live auction items will be available throughout the event.

The annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament will be held on March 19 at Lakewood New Orleans. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Goodie bags will be available to all players along with an abundance of raffle prizes.

Pricing is as follows:

Foursome Participation @ $600.00/foursome | Individual Participation @ $150.00/player

Hole Sponsor/Foursome @ $650.00 | Hole Sponsor – Sign Only @ $150.00

Individuals and teams may register by contacting Emilee Margiotta at emilee.margiotta@fgno.comor at (504) 948-1150.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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