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Two Turf Stakes Moved to Jan. 26

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, January 16, 2013) – Two turf stakes scheduled for Saturday’s Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone – the $125,000 Col. E.R.

Remainder of Summer QH Meet Canceled in Aftermath of Hurricane Isaac

 

Fair Grounds to Offer Pick 18 Friday

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will offer a one-time-only Pick 18 on Friday’s gargantuan 18-race card that kicks off at 12:40 p.m. CDT and continues well into the evening.

Purses Boosted for 19 Races on 2011-2012 Stakes Schedule

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has boosted the purses of 19 open-company races on its 2011-2012 stakes schedule released today.

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Four Other Closing Weekend Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been boosted to $500,000 (from $400,000), making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies po

Five Percent Purse Boost Announced

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today a 5 percent increase of overnight purses, effective Thursday (Jan. 6).

Fair Grounds to Host Claiming Crown For First Time in 2011

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana will host the 13th running of the Claiming Crown on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Mikolay Named New Racing Analyst

Katie Mikolay has been hired as the new racing analyst at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the upcoming 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season that opens Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

139th Thoroughbred Racing Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

The best that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has to offer will be bigger and better during the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day, Nov.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in hono