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Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...

Jes a Game Wins Mid City Stakes

Tony Doughtie’s Jes a Game led throughout to win Saturday’s featured $40,000 Mid City Stakes by a half-length over Heza Jodys Toast at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Bobby Ransom, the 4-year-old Game Patriot filly covered the 400-yard distance in :19.979 and earned a Speed Index of...

Q-Racing Aces Coming to Fair Grounds Saturday

The Q-Racing Aces, which made its debut in June 2010, is a group of American Quarter Horse know-it-alls who will actively promote the excitement of “America’s Fastest Athletes” at about 35 major racing events this year. Martha Claussen of the Q-Racing Aces will visit Fair Grounds on Saturday to...

Q-Racing Aces Coming to Fair Grounds

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the formation of a new program to promote and educate the public about American Quarter Horse racing at racetracks in North America. The Q-Racing Aces, which made its debut in June 2010, is a group of American Quarter Horse know-it-alls...

Large Fields For Both Opening Day Stakes Tuesday

Tuesday’s Opening Day of the 2010 Summer Quarter Horse Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots attracted 105 entries for a 10-race program, including double-digit field sizes in a pair of stakes, the Belle of New Orleans and the Big Easy. At least 10 American Quarter Horses were entered in...

Fiesta Hispana Brings Latin Flavor to Fair Grounds Sept. 17

On September 17, from 5-9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present Fiesta Hispana, a new festival celebrating Latin Heritage on the week of Mexico’s bicentennial, as well as the independence holidays of all Central American nations. Four hours of live music will feature the...

Blog: Five Years Later, Fair Grounds Security Staff Recount Katrina Experiences

Dave Martin, Director of Facilities, Security and Safety, and Nicole Ario, Assistant Security Supervisor, talk about what they remember most from Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans in an interview five years later. Click the headline above to read their story.

Fair Grounds Legend Romero Inducted into National Hall of Fame

Randy Romero, who still holds the Fair Grounds single-season win record with 181 in 1983-84, was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Friday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Romero won four riding titles at Fair Grounds (1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84 and 1984-85). He also is one...