The Fair Grounds Race Course is a venerable old facility. We have talked many times about the experience of being in the Big Easy for the biggest day in Louisiana thoroughbred racing. Eclipse Sportswire photographer Bob Mayberger ventured to the oldest site for racing in the United States where meets are still held.
It was a big day with Mission Impazible breaking through in the New Orleans Handicap and Pants On Fire stealing the Louisiana Derby. But, the biggest surrounded the rider for Pants On Fire, Rosie Napravnik. Stride LIVE featured her earlier in the year and she never stepped off the gas.
Rosie closed out the first riding title for a female jockey in 139 seasons of racing at The Fair Grounds. Her 110 wins far outpaced the 2nd place rider Shaun Bridgmahon, who finished with 79.
Take a look at our slideshow of some of the images we hope will bring Stride LIVE readers into the event and give you a flavor for the people, the venue and the event.
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Have a look behind the scenes of Louisiana Derby Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana as shot by Eclipse Sportswire photographer Bob Mayberger.