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Final Starlight Racing March 19 Features The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with...

Fair Grounds Fun Day Coming March 20

Back by popular demand, a Fair Grounds tradition returns bigger and better than ever with a supersized Fair Grounds Fun Day on Saturday, March 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Attractions will include a mobile video game trailer with X-Box and Wii, a Rock Wall, a Gyroscope, a Spacewalk, a Spiderman obstacle...

Rachel Alexandra Finishes Fast in Six-Furlong Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked six furlongs in company Tuesday morning, blowing past her stablemate nearing the eighth-pole and finishing in a final quarter-mile of :22 3/5 to post an official final time of 1:13 3/5, breezing, over a fast main track. Fair Grounds clockers caught...

Rachel Alexandra Finishes Fast in Six-Furlong Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked six furlongs in company Tuesday morning, blowing past her stablemate nearing the eighth-pole and finishing in a final quarter-mile of :22 3/5 to post an official final time of 1:13 3/5, breezing, over a fast main track. Fair Grounds clockers caught...

Fast Alex in Louisiana Derby Picture With Monday Win

Jim Tafel’s Fast Alex did not make it to the races as a 2-year-old, but as a 3-year-old he is fast becoming a rising star. Ridden by Curt Bourque and trained by Greg Geier, Fast Alex was unhurried early but closed with a bold late rush to capture Monday’s $41,000 allowance optional claiming race...

Monday's Last Two Races Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has cancelled the last two races—Race 9 and Race 10—on Monday’s program due to inclement weather. Severe rain pounded the racetrack since mid-afternoon. Refunds were awarded for all wagers already placed on the cancelled races. Multi-race wagers that included...

Rachel Alexandra Now Scheduled to Work at 10:30 am

Rachel Alexandra will now put in her scheduled workout this morning shortly after regular training hours, at 10:30 a.m. Rachel Alexandra normally works around 6:30 a.m. but concerns about the track condition following last night’s heavy rains caused trainer Steve Asmussen and Fair Grounds Vice...

Monday's Last Two Races Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Fair Grounds has cancelled the last two races—Race 9 and Race 10—on Monday’s program due to inclement weather. Refunds were awarded for wagers already placed on the cancelled races. Multi-race wagers that included those races resulted in consolation payoffs as follow (click the headline for more)...

Clear Sailing for Rachel in New Orleans Ladies

Will Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoy clear sailing in Fair Grounds’ upcoming $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13 when she makes her first start of the 2010 racing season? Not necessarily. Among those possible to challenge “Rachel” in the inaugural running of the 1 1/16-mile test for older...

Season's Final Starlight Racing Experience Tonight With The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with...