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Santa Super Saturday Preview with Jill Byrne

Click the headline above for a video preview of Santa Super Saturday by Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne. Santa Super Saturday features nine stakes on a 13-race card with first post at noon CST. The stakes action includes the inaugural $100,000 Daily Racing Form Distaff with War Echo, as well as...

Promising Filly Bella Medaglia Wins Friday Feature

Coteau Grove Farms’ Bella Medaglia proved herself to be an good candidate for gold medal stardom in Fair Grounds’ upcoming series for 3-year-old fillies later in the season when she came from off the pace to be best by three lengths when facing seven well-bred 2-year-old maiden rivals in Friday’s $...

Bonapaw Now an Old Friend

Fair Grounds guests who love horses as animals as much as they appreciate horses as athletes might want to make their way down to the winner’s circle after the fifth race on Santa Super Saturday to salute Michael Blowen when he presents the trophy after Saturday’s fourth running of the $60,000...

I Wanna Rock (and Roll)

Every season one local watering hole becomes the place to hang-out and unwind after the races. It usually starts out with a few people meeting after the races and attendance gradually increases each week. This season, the place to be after the races on Sunday is Salvatore's Ristorante in Metairie....

Brisnet Nuggets for Fair Grounds on Friday.

Brisnet Ultimate PP Stats for Fair Grounds Friday.   Race 1: #7 DON’T SHOOT – Trainer Neil Howard has won with 3 of his last 6 (+1.50 ROI) runners that have been placed in a claiming race for the first time. Is top on Average Class Last 3 and Average Competitive Level (ACL).   Race 2: #2 ACTION...

Country Day Wins by a Country Mile in Thursday Feature

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Country Day broke in stride to make the pace and increased the margin rapidly in the late stages to win Thursday’s $47,000 five and a half-furlong Fair Grounds feature by six lengths. Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan and trained by Steve Margolis, who was recording his...

Nine Stakes on Santa Super Saturday

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...

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...