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It's now T-minus three weeks to Kentucky Derby Day. And while Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire will train up to the "Run for the Roses," the other two horses who hit the board in Fair Grounds' signature race are back in action this Saturday. Papa Clem edged out Terrain in a photo for...
At about 5:15 last Sunday afternoon, it officially became the offseason at Fair Grounds. Those of us involved with Fair Grounds' racing operation gathered, at the terrific suggestion of vice president and general manager of racing Eric Halstrom, to watch the final race of the season from the winner...
NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 1, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host an open casting call for the 11th season of the popular CBS series "Big Brother" Saturday from noon-4 p.m. In conjunction with local CBS affiliate WWL-TV, Fair Grounds is expected to welcome hundreds of...
Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Grade II Louisiana Derby by the largest margin in 46 years, was an overwhelming choice as Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting for the track's 137th season that concluded Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 30, 2009) - Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Grade II Louisiana Derby by the largest margin in 46 years, was an overwhelming choice as Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting for the track's 137th season that concluded Sunday. Horse of the Meeting...
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded its 137th season Sunday, a winter that provided a mixture of new and old. Watch the Thank You Video
NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 29, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots concluded its 137th season Sunday, a winter that provided a mixture of new and old. The "new" aspects of this Fair Grounds season included a leadership team overseeing its first winter Thoroughbred season in the...
NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 29, 2009) - James Spence's Tensas Yucatan pressed the pace, took command approaching the lane and drew off for a 2 1/4-length victory in the $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes Sunday, the final stakes race of Fair Grounds' 2008-09 season. "She was the class of the race,...
Milwaukee Miracle Caps Lagniappe Saturday With CC Derby Win NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 28, 2009) - Tom Curtis' Milwaukee Miracle rallied outside the early leaders to win the $75,000 Crescent City Derby, the finale of four stakes that kicked off Louisiana Lagniappe Weekend presented by...
LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE WEEKEND NOTES & QUOTES Happy Ticket Stakes Winner: Alphadoodle ($20, running time 1:04.66) Jockey Robby Albarado: "She broke well and put herself in a good position. She got comfortable on the lead and she's so competitive, she just kept digging in."...