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Abbey Resigns As Fair Grounds Director Of Racing

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 11, 2008) - Sam Abbey has resigned as director of racing and racing secretary at Fair Grounds, track president Randy Soth announced Wednesday. Abbey had served in the dual capacity for the past two seasons. "Sam expressed a desire to be able to remain closer to his mid-...

Welcome ... And Get Ready For Saturday

Welcome to the new fairgroundsracecourse.com. I'll have periodic insight about Fair Grounds and racing in general here on our new Web site. What perfect timing for this new site to launch, as this is a great time for the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The sport will be front and center this Saturday...

Fair Grounds Re-Launches Web Site

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 4, 2008) - Fair Grounds' official Web site was re-launched Wednesday. The redesigned Web site is now available at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com. The new Web site provides information to all segments of Fair Grounds' customer base - serious players, casual fans and slots and...

Fair Grounds Re-Launches Web Site

Fair Grounds' official Web site was re-launched Wednesday. The new Web site provides information to all segments of Fair Grounds’ customer base – serious players, casual fans and slots and video poker enthusiasts.

Fair Grounds Re-Launches Web Site

Fair Grounds' official Web site was re-launched Wednesday. The redesigned Web site is now available at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com. The new Web site provides information to all segments of Fair Grounds’ customer base – serious players, casual fans and slots and video poker enthusiasts.

Kentucky Derby To Be Shown On Jazz Fest Big Screen

The largest crowd to watch the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be the 150,000-plus expected Saturday at Churchill Downs, but the second-largest will likely be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell at Fair Grounds.

Kentucky Derby To Be Shown On Jazz Fest Big Screen

NEW ORLEANS, La. (May 1, 2008) - The largest crowd to watch the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be the 150,000-plus expected Saturday at Churchill Downs, but the second-largest will likely be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell at...

Fair Grounds Ties Plentiful At Kentucky Derby

NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 30, 2008) - Led by Louisiana Derby winner Pyro, seven horses who raced at Fair Grounds this winter were entered for Saturday's 134th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Winchell Thoroughbreds' Pyro was Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting after he followed up a jaw-...

Fair Grounds Moves Up Start Date For 2008-09

NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 18, 2008) - Fair Grounds will expand its racing season by two weeks next season and begin a locally based meet prior to Thanksgiving for the first time in nearly 30 years, track president Randy Soth announced Tuesday. The 2008-09 racing season at Fair Grounds, which marks...

Pyro Unanimous Choice As Horse Of Meeting

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 24, 2008) - Winchell Thoroughbreds' Pyro, who skyrocketed to Kentucky Derby favoritism and was the only horse to win two graded stakes at Fair Grounds this winter, was a unanimous choice as Horse of the Meeting at the conclusion of the track's 136th season.The sophomore son...