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Remainder of Summer QH Meet Canceled in Aftermath of Hurricane Isaac

  NEW ORLEANS (Friday, August 31, 2012) – After consulting with the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association and the Louisiana State Racing Commission, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled the remainder of the 2012 Summer Quarter Horse Meet due to complications...

Fair Grounds Slots and FG OTB Open Regular Hours; All OTB Locations Also Back to Normal

NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, September 4, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots reopened its Slots facility Friday and has resumed regular operating hours after a 60-hour temporary closure due to Hurricane Isaac. The Fair Grounds OTB on the first and second floors of the Grandstand also is back to...

Camel, Ostrich Racing Night Produces Record Attendance, On-Track Handle for QH Meet

 By Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager NEW ORLEANS (Friday, August 24, 2012) – Last Saturday’s “wild night” at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with camel and ostrich races, as well as the inaugural Tails & Ales Beer Tasting Presented by Abita, resulted...

Mandatory Evacuation Declared for FG Barn Area; This Week's Live Racing Canceled

  By Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager ATTENTION HORSEMEN [Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2 p.m. CDT] Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has declared a mandatory evacuation of its barn area in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a...

Dashin Forward Posts Fastest Time in LQHBA Sales Futurity Trials on Opening Day

  Joseph Landreneau’s Dashin Forward, ridden by Jarrod Deschamp for new trainer Kelli Smith, posted the fastest qualifying time of 17.349 in nine 350-yard trial races for the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales Futurity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The top 10 fastest...

Nine LQHBA Sales Futurity Trials for Opening Day Wednesday

  NEW ORLEANS (Monday, August 13, 2012) – Nine trial races for the $150,000-estimated Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales Futurity highlight Opening Day of the Summer Quarter Horse meet Wednesday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. A total of 81 juveniles purchased out of...

Weekly Notes: Quarter Horse News, Camel and Ostrich Racing, 'Tails & Ales' Participants, More

  NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, August 8, 2012) – Foal papers for more than 1,800 potential starters are expected to be on file with the Fair Grounds Racing Office before the 12-day Summer Quarter Horse Meet opens next Wednesday, August 15, according to Racing Secretary Jason Boulet. With 10 races...

"One Card" and Tote Company Conversion Information and FAQs

  MESSAGE TO "ONE CARD" CUSTOMERS To: All customers who have made deposits, withdrawals or placed wagers using a TwinSpires.com account balance at Fair Grounds or a Fair Grounds OTB in 2012 with the Fair Grounds “One Card.”   As you may know, Fair Grounds and its OTB’s and will be...

Camel, Ostrich, Mascot Racing Coming Saturday; 'Tails & Ales' Beer Tasting Debuts Same Night

  By Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, July 24, 2012) – Ostriches, camels and horses, oh my! For one night only on August 18, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present live racing with camels and ostriches along with live Zydeco...

"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Auditions Coming to Fair Grounds July 27

  By Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” is hitting the road this summer to hold contestant auditions for the upcoming eleventh season of the show and has selected New Orleans as one of six cities that they will visit! “Millionaire...