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Out of Town Visitors Can Take the Historic Streetcar to Fair Grounds!

On a day when the weather is mild there is no more enjoyable way for out-of-town visitors to reach Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots than on New Orleans’ historic streetcar line, which has been in operation since the first half of the 19th century. Fair Grounds is easily accessible via the...

Take the Streetcar to Fair Grounds from the French Quarter

On a day when the weather is mild there is no more enjoyable way for out-of-town visitors to reach Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots than on New Orleans’ historic streetcar line, which has been in operation since the first half of the 19th century. Fair Grounds is easily accessible via the...

Bloemer Girl Wins Thursday Feature

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 29, 2012) – Andrew and Christa Arthur’s Bloemer Girl, away alertly and quickly in command, made the pace and withstood two late challengers to capture Thursday’s $51,000 allowance and $40,000 optional claiming filly and mare grass dash at...

Thursday Notes: Star Guitar Owner Benoit Looking Forward to Potentially Historic Weekend

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, March 29, 2012) – Yes, the 99th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby – showcase event of the New Orleans racing season meeting – will be run this Sunday as one of seven stakes slated for Closing Day of Fair Grounds’ current season, and yes,...

Feature: Comisky's Humor Goes From $1,200 Purchase to $1 Million Louisiana Derby

[Image: Ron Faucheux in the Fair Grounds winner's circle earlier this season. Photo by Hodges Phtography.]   By Claire Novak, Special Contributor NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) – “Believe me, this is some Cinderella story,” Mike Munna said one day at Fair Grounds Race Course...

Feature: Comisky's Humor Goes From $1,200 Purchase to $1 Million Louisiana Derby

By Claire Novak, Special Contributor NEW ORLEANS(Wednesday, March 28, 2012) – “Believe me, this is some Cinderella story,” Mike Munna said one day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. “Believe me!” The owner was referring to his 3-year-old gelding Comisky’s Humor – specifically the fact that...

Wednesday Notes: Cigar Street Takes Big Step Up in Louisiana Derby

By Graham Ross, Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) – Less than three weeks ago, Jake Ballis and Rashard Lewis’s Cigar Street had never won a race, and less than a week ago, trainer Steve Margolis was still undecided about entering his colt in Sunday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby,...

Video: Katie Mikolay Weekend Preview

VIDEO FROM FAIRGROUNDSRACECOURSE.COM Check out Katie Mikolay's preview of all the happenings at Fair Grounds on Closing Weekend -- including Friday's 18-race card, Starlight Racing, Fair Grounds Oaks Day Presented by Susan G. Komen and Louisiana Derby Day -- by clicking here.

Sunday: Smart Bid Bids for Second Muniz 'Cap

Augustin Stable’s Smart Bid, defending champion in the Grade II Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course, will head the field once again in the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of the Crescent City oval’s premier grass test for older horses. Trained by Graham...

Sunday: A New Orleans Handicap for the Ages?

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Mission Impazible, the 5-year-old defending champion from last season’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap and winner of the Grade II Louisiana Derby two years ago, is set to match strides with George and Lori Hall’s 4-year-old Pants On Fire – the hero of last year’s $1...