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Fair Grounds To Offer Record Daily Overnight Purses In 2008-09

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced purses for its 137th season of Thoroughbred racing, which begins on Nov. 14, 2008. Daily overnight purses offered will average approximately $300,000, which is a 20 percent increase over the $249,000 per day average paid in 2007-08.  In addition, a...

Fair Grounds To Offer Record Daily Overnight Purses In 2008-09

NEW ORLEANS (September 10, 2008) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced purses for its 137th season of Thoroughbred racing, which begins on Nov. 14, 2008. Daily overnight purses offered at the New Orleans track will average approximately $300,000, which is a 20 percent increase...

All Fair Grounds Facilities Once Again Open Following Gustav

Updated Friday 9 a.m.  NEW ORLEANS, La (September 4, 2008) - After a week-long phased process, Fair Grounds and all nine of its off-track betting facilities in southeast Louisiana have re-opened as of Friday, Sept. 12. All facilities had been closed since Aug. 30 because of Hurricane Gustav. The...

Fair Grounds, OTB Locations To Close Temporarily

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 29, 2008) – Fair Grounds announced Friday it will temporarily close all of its facilities beginning Saturday because of the projected track of Hurricane Gustav. Fair Grounds' slots facility, the track's grandstand for simulcast wagering and its nine off-track betting...

Fair Grounds Concludes Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet

The inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds concluded Sunday, leaving both track officials and horsemen pleased. In the closing-day $40,000 Vieux Carre Stakes, Snowy Alibi covered the 330 yards in a track-record 16.96 seconds.

Fair Grounds Concludes Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 24, 2008) - The inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds concluded Sunday, leaving both track officials and horsemen pleased. "It was good to see live racing here once again, and that stimulus certainly brought significantly more people to the track than we would...

Favorites Fall In FG Stakes Saturday

It was a bad day for odds-on favorites Saturday (August 23) at Fair Grounds, as the prohibitive choices of the public were beaten in all three Quarter Horse stakes.

Favorites Fall In FG Stakes Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 23, 2008) - It was a bad day for odds-on favorites Saturday at Fair Grounds, as the prohibitive choices of the public were beaten in all three Quarter Horse stakes. In the $40,000 Lakeview Stakes, the finale of the stakes tripleheader, Gene and Kathryn Smith's First Down...

Bjs Dasher Wins City Park As FG Quarter Horse Meet Opens

Bjs Dasher captured the $40,000 City Park Stakes at Fair Grounds Wednesday, the opening day of the track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet.

Bjs Dasher Wins City Park On FG Quarter Horse Opening Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 20, 2008) - Bjs Dasher captured the $40,000 City Park Stakes at Fair Grounds Wednesday, the opening day of the track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet. Bjs Dasher's win allowed Alvin "Bubba" Brossette, no stranger to the winner's circle at Fair Grounds with 14 wins as...