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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...

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-...