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Watch and Wager On I'll Have Another at Fair Grounds and Fair Grounds OTB Casinos

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, June 1, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and its 10 OTB Casino locations throughout Southeast Louisiana will open early June 9 for wagering on the entire Belmont Stakes Day card from Belmont Park, where Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winnerI’ll Have Another...

Next Tasting at the Track Set for August 23

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, August 3, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., continues its 2012 “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on August 23, a Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., with “The Great American Wine Tasting" featuring more than 35 wines from throughout...

Thoroughbred Dates Approved: 141st Meet to Open Thanksgiving Day

NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, April 25, 2012) – The 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season atFair Grounds Race Course & Slots will encompass 84 live racing days, from Nov. 22, 2012 to March 31, 2013. The dates were approved at Monday’s quarterly meeting of the Louisiana State Racing Commission. The...

Fair Grounds Slots, Simulcasting Open Evenings During Jazz Fest

  [FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2012 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SHELL, VISIT THE OFFICIAL JAZZ FEST WEBSITE HERE.]   NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 19, 2012) – The state-of-the-art slot-machine facility and the Grandstand OTB at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will...

100th Louisiana Derby Set for March 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, April 6, 2012) – The 100th Louisiana Derby will be run on March 30, 2013, five weeks out from the 139th Kentucky Derby, officials at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today. The $1 million race will return to a Saturday date after being run on Sunday this year. The...

Nates Mineshaft Named Horse of the Meet, Other Divisional Honors Announced

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 5, 2012) – Windy Hill Farms’ Nates Mineshaft, winner of the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (Gr. II) and the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (Gr. III), was named Horse of the Meet for the recently concluded 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course...

Meet Honors: Nates Mineshaft Named Horse of the Meet

NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 5, 2012) – Windy Hill Farms’ Nates Mineshaft, winner of the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (Gr. II) and the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (Gr. III), was named Horse of the Meet for the recently concluded 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Complete Derby Day Stakes Quotes

  Race 13-$60,000 Bayou St. John Stakes Louisiana-breds, 4-year-olds and up, About 5 ½ furlongs on turf, 2nd running Jockey Robby Albarado (Kissimmee Kyle, winner): “He won the same race here last year. Not the same fashion. Last year, he was in the front. This weekend there was...

Louisiana Derby Undercard Recap: Nates Mineshaft, Casino Host, Star Guitar, Gantry, Look At the Time & Kissimmee Kyle

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, April 01, 2012) – Windy Hill Farms’ Nates Mineshaft dominated what was billed as one of the deepest renewals of the Grade II New Orleans Handicap and beat the last two Louisiana Derby winners in the process, drawing off to a 7 1/4-length win in track record time. Despite...

Hero of Order Pulls Off $220 Upset in 99th Louisiana Derby

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, April 01, 2012) – Gennadi Dorochenko, the diminutive Russian-born owner-trainer with a grip of iron and a tireless work ethic, proved that hard labor pays off by winning Sunday’s 99th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby, richest race of the...