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Delaunay Wins Thanksgiving Handicap on Opening Day; String King Takes Mr. Sulu Stakes

NEW ORLEANS(Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012) – Allowed to settle just off the early pace, Maggi Moss’s Delaunay took command in upper stretch and drew off for a 2 1/2-length tally in the 87th running of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap – the New Orleans oval’s tradition-rich annual Opening Day...

Drama Drama Centerstage in Saturday's Pago Hop

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012) – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Drama Drama, who finished third in Keeneland’s Grade II Raven Run Stakes at seven furlongs over Polytrack in her most recent outing Oct. 20, returns to more familiar ground when she heads a field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’...

Ramsey-Owned Duo Tops Friday's Woodchopper, Hero of Order 20-1

{{m1}} NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012) – The Ken and Sarah Ramsey-owned entry of Coalport and Gung Ho, trained respectively by Wayne Catalano and Mike Maker, has been pegged the lukewarm 3-1 morning line choice in Friday’s 27th running of the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes – restricted to...

Opening Day: Gantry Aims for Repeat in Thanksgiving Handicap

NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012) – Brittlyn Stable’s Gantry’s nose victory in last year’s running of Fair Grounds’ $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap – the New Orleans oval’s tradition-rich annual opening day highlight – came as somewhat of a surprise to the festive fans on hand for the holiday...

Opening Day Card Attracts 110 Horses

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, November 17, 2012) – Thursday’s 10-race Opening Day Presented by East Jefferson General Hospital program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots attracted a robust 110 entrants (an average of 11 per race), including a star-studded field of sprinters for the $100,000...

Horses to Watch This Season

Below are horses to watch in each meet-championship division (except Claimer) during the upcoming 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season, opening Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. This list is comprised of horses expected at Fair Grounds based on stall applications, which are submitted in the fall by each...

Fair Grounds Announces Inaugural Louisiana Derby Infield Festival Set for March 30

  NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, November 13, 2012) – The milestone 100th Louisiana Derby on March 30 is poised to be the biggest in track history with the creation of Infield Festival, a new entertainment experience at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to be headlined by native New Orleans rockers...

Meet Overview: 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season

NEW ORLEANS (Monday, November 12, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will once again renew a beloved New Orleans tradition dating back to 1898 when the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season opens on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. First post (the first race of the day) for the 10-race holiday...

Media Alert: Infield Fest Press Conference Tuesday at 2 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager, (504) 948-1233, james.mulvihill@fgno.com MEDIA ALERT WHAT The first public announcement regarding the inaugural Louisiana Derby Infield Fest, a new festival to be held in the Fair Grounds infield on...

'Name the Stakes Race' to Win a Day at Fair Grounds and a $100 Win Bet

  NEW ORLEANS (Monday, November 5, 2012) –Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is asking fans for help naming a race that is new to the 2012-2013 stakes schedule. The winner of the “Name the Stakes Race” contest will present the trophy to the winning connections after the inaugural running and...