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New Orleans Man Wins $547,821 Slot Jackpot At Fair Grounds

Jimmy Burse, a New Orleans-area construction worker, became the biggest winner in the 10-month history of Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots when he hit a $547,821 statewide progressive MegaJackpot® on the Wheel of Fortune® quarters slot machine Friday night, July 11.

New Orleans Man Wins $547,821 Slot Jackpot At Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 12, 2008) - Jimmy Burse, a New Orleans-area construction worker, became the biggest winner in the 10-month history of Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots when he hit a $547,821 statewide progressive MegaJackpot® on the Wheel of Fortune® quarters slot machine Friday night....

Five Stakes On Tap For Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet

Five stakes, each worth $40,000, will headline the inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds Aug. 20-24. The five stakes races have been named in honor of areas and neighborhoods of New Orleans.

Five Stakes On Tap For Inaugural FG Quarter Horse Meet

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 3, 2008) - Five stakes, each worth $40,000, will headline the inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds Aug. 20-24. The five stakes races have been named in honor of areas and neighborhoods of New Orleans. The opening-day card will feature the City Park Stakes for 2-year-...

FG To Host Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet In August

The third-oldest home of Thoroughbred racing in the United States, will become the newest home of Quarter Horse racing this August. Track president Randy Soth announced that Fair Grounds will hold its inaugural Quarter Horse meet from Aug. 20-24.

Fair Grounds To Hold Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet In August

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 19, 2008) - Fair Grounds, the third-oldest home of Thoroughbred racing in the United States, will become the newest home of Quarter Horse racing this August.Track president Randy Soth announced Thursday that Fair Grounds will hold its inaugural Quarter Horse meet from Aug. 20...

Stephen Foster Super Saturday Has FG Flavor

While the focus will be squarely on the 4-year-old United States debut of Curlin in Saturday’s $1 million Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap, Fair Grounds fans will have the opportunity to see several horses that wintered in New Orleans. Though Curlin has never raced at Fair Grounds, he’s no stranger...

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...