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Thoroughbred Meet Set to Open Thanksgiving Day

The 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will encompass 84 live racing days, from Nov. 24, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Reservations for Clubhouse Dining and Box Seats for every program except Louisiana Derby Day will open October 24 at 9 a.m. CDT. Call (504) 943-2200...

140th Thoroughbred Meet to Open Thanksgiving Day

The 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will encompass 84 live racing days, from Nov. 24, 2011 to April 1, 2012. In addition, Fair Grounds will expand its upcoming Summer Quarter Horse Meet to 12 live racing days over three weeks, Wednesdays to Saturdays, Sept....

Six Fair Grounds Horses Lining Up for Kentucky Derby

[updated April 29, 2011] Six horses that raced at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the recently concluded 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season – Louisiana Derby winner Pants On Fire, Risen Star Stakes hero Mucho Macho Man, Louisiana Derby runner-up Nehro, Risen Star runner-up Santiva, Sugar...

Fair Grounds Slots, OTB Open Evenings During Jazz Fest

The 600-plus state-of-the-art slot machines and the Grandstand OTB facility at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will be open for business every evening during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8. Even though the Slots and...

Claiming Crown Nom Schedule and Forms Available at New Website

The nomination schedule and forms for the 2011 running of the $500,000 Claiming Crown are now available on the newly redesigned ClaimingCrown.com website and nominations are now being accepted by Claiming Crown, Ltd. The 13th renewal of the Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race...

Jill Byrne to Guest on Brisnet Live Chat Friday Night

Brisnet.com, your best source for past perfromances and other wagering data, presents a Live Chat this Friday with Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne. Join Jill and the Bris team as they preview two of the most important Kentucky Derby prep races -- the Arkansas Derby and the Bluegrass Stakes --...

Fair Grounds Donates $10k to Children's Hospital, $7k to Horse Rescue Groups

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots presented a $10,000 check to Children’s Hospital at the charity’s annual Sugarplum Ball held here Friday night. As part of its end-of-season giving, Fair Grounds also contributed $7,000 to horse rescue groups, an amount raised at a crawfish boil in the paddock...

Fair Grounds Donates $10k to Children's Hospital, $7k to Horse Rescue Groups

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots presented a $10,000 check to Children’s Hospital at the charity’s annual Sugarplum Ball held here Friday night. The amount represented $1 from every general admission sold on Louisiana Derby Day, plus a bit of “lagniappe” from Fair Grounds to push the total to a...

Another Season In The Books

  I can not believe this Fair Grounds racing season is over and we‘re all headed to our spring and summer race track destinations. I’ve always been told that the older you get, the faster time goes by. It seems like it was just Thanksgiving Day, a couple of weeks ago, and we were starting this...

First Lady of Fair Grounds: Rosie Wins Leading Jockey Title

Twenty-three-year-old sensation Rosie Napravnik concluded the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds as the meet’s leading jockey with 110 wins, becoming the first woman to clinch a riding title at the New Orleans oval. Napravnik was honored in the winner’s circle following Race 7 on...