Track News

Numbers Off On Rainy Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 14, 2009) – Though rain put a damper on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser at Fair Grounds, that didn’t stop some outstanding performances on the racetrack

Extensive Broadcast Coverage for Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 11, 2009) - Saturday's Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser will receive extensive radio and television coverage.

Louisiana Derby Day Fans Invited to 'Go Red'

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 1, 2009) - What is likely to be the largest crowd of Fair Grounds' 137th season figures to have a red tint to it.

Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spo

More Than Racing on Louisiana Derby Preview Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - Fans at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Derby Preview Day next Saturday, and the following afternoon, can enjoy more than just great Thoroughbred

Update on Wagering on California Racing

Updated 1/26/09

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Officials Lift Quarantine of Fair Grounds Barn

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 15, 2009) - Officials of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission on Thursday lifted a quarantine on a Fair

Fair Grounds Names Jabelmann Track Superintendent

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - Brian Jabelmann, a 29-year veteran of racing surfaces who has served as track superintendent at Louisiana Downs the last two seasons, has been named

FG Barn Under Quarantine After Horse Tests Positive for EHV1

A barn in Fair Grounds' stable area is under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine after test results confirmed that a horse in that barn was infected with equine herpes virus ("EHV