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New Chalmette OTB & Casino Open for Business

A new Fair Grounds OTB & Casino facility offering pari-mutuel wagering on horse races around the country, as well as 75 new video poker machines, is open for business at 8700 West Judge Perez in Chalmette. The facility opened Thursday at 8 a.m., the morning after passing its final inspection...

FG Receives NTRA Safety and Integrity Accreditation

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Fair Grounds is the 13th racing facility...

Super Hi-5 on Last Race Begins Dec. 26

Fair Grounds fans seeking an exciting way to recover from excess spending over the holidays might want to try their handicapping skills on the new Super Hi-5 wager that will be offered beginning the day after Christmas at the New Orleans oval. The Super Hi-5, which requires bettors to select the...

Brisnet Nuggets for Fair Grounds on Thursday.

Brisnet.com Ultimate PP Horse of the Day – #3 SILVER DOLL in race 7 – Filly is ranked top on Prime Power, Average Class Last 3 and Speed Last Race.    Brisnet.com Race 1 fact - #3 OBJECTIONSUSTAINED – Trainer Patrick Mouton wins at 24% (+1.16 ROI) with runners dropping from maiden special weight...

Rachel Alexandra Stretches Her Legs Monday

Horse of the Year candidate Rachel Alexandra, owned by Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick and conditioned by Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, stretched her legs with a once-around gallop over the Fair Grounds course shortly before training hours ended Monday morning under the...

Santa Super Saturday a Stakes Smorgasbord

This weekend’s Santa Super Saturday program at Fair Grounds – originally scheduled as a five-stakes-race package – gets four more gifts already wrapped under its tree when the four stakes cancelled from last Saturday’s Louisiana Champions Day are to be run as originally drawn. Saturday’s expanded...

Kaddish Edges Smarten Destiny in Monday Feature

Castleton Lyons’ Kaddish dueled with Clinton Glasscock’s Smarten Destiny throughout the 1 1/16-mile distance of Monday’s $45,000 feature at Fair Grounds before narrowly besting that rival by a nose at the wire. The winner, trained by Shannon Ritter and cleverly ridden by jockey Victor Lebron,...

Brisnet.com stats for Monday December 14th.

Brisnet.com stats for Monday December 14th.   Brisnet Ultimate PP Horse of the Day – #8 EDWARDS in race 7 – Steve Asmussen wins with 17% of his debutants. First timers by dam sire, Mr. Prospector win at 20% and dam has produced three winners, including one at stakes level, and has a DPI of 2.21...

La Derby Early Bird Nom Reminder and Santa Super Saturday Probables

A year and a day after Fair Grounds cancelled a racing program due to a rare snowfall in New Orleans, the Crescent City’s 2009 Louisiana Champions Day program was aborted midway through its 19th running Saturday due to torrential rains. That storm eventually resulted in the loss of Sunday’s program...

Davidowitz at Fair Grounds Dec. 19

Steve Davidowitz, author of the seminal handicapping guide Betting Thoroughbreds, will be at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Dec. 19 for a special handicapping seminar before the races and a book signing to promote his newest title, Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century: A Professional...