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Starlight Racing Will Shine in Any Weather

Local weather forecasters say that along with the warmer temperatures there is also some chance of rain Friday, but Fair Grounds has prepared for that – assuring that the party will go on rain or shine and partygoers will be completely protected from the elements.

Starlight Racing Will Shine in Any Weather

After days of abnormally low temperatures in New Orleans, warmer weather has settled over the Crescent City just in time for Fair Grounds’ initial Starlight Racing Program Friday night – the first of three such nighttime racing programs scheduled for the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season at the...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/14/10

Fair Grounds will host a pair of $60,000, 5 1/2-furlong sprints for state-breds on Saturday. In the John E. Jackson Jr. Memorial S., LEE CITY SLEW (Leestown) and POWER SURGE (Holzmeister), the respective second- and third-place finishers in the recent Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S., are top...

Race Fans Should Plan Ahead for Marathon Road Closures Sunday

Race fans should note anticipated road closures in the neighborhood during Sunday's annual Mardi Gras Marathon. Several of the main thoroughfares around Fair Grounds will be closed until early afternoon. For a complete schedule of road closures click here. To see the course map click here.

Sean Lafitte Wins Gate-to-Wire in Monday Feature

Valene Farms’ Sean Lafitte broke in stride to make the pace and continued with good courage in the stretch to win Monday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds feature by three lengths. Ridden by Pat Valenzuela and trained by Sturges Ducoing, the Louisiana-bred gelding paid $24.60, $11.20 and $6.20 and toured the...

Starlight Racing Hunch Plays for Friday: Boozy, Smarty Party Girl, Pick and Pray

Starlight Racing will feature premium Martinis and Cosmopolitans, which might attract hunch players to a maiden filly named Boozy in the first race, while the designated drivers in the crowd might prefer Red Sprite in the opener. Another filly in the first race named Pollyprissypants might warm up...

Starlight Racing Hunch Plays for Friday: Boozy, Smarty Party Girl, Pick and Pray

With a warmer weather forecast finally on tap in time for Friday evening in New Orleans, tourists in the Crescent City as well as local residents will get the chance to enjoy other things on tap by attending Fair Grounds’ first Starlight Racing program of the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season...

Weekend Video Preview with Jill Byrne

Click the headline to see Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne with all the details of Friday's Starlight Racing experience, Saturday's football-viewing party and Sunday's Neighborhood Appreciation Day!

Louisiana Derby Set for National NBC Sports Broadcast on USA Network

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:  CHDN) and NBC Sports today announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1. The three one-hour broadcasts, two on NBC and...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/11/10

Maximus Ruler to pursue Fair Grounds' Road to the Derby Three-year-old MAXIMUS RULER (Roman Ruler), the dark bay colt who broke his maiden in a two-turn allowance race at Churchill Downs on November 28, is probable for the upcoming Lecomte S. (G3) on January 23, trainer Clark Hanna confirmed...