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Fair Grounds will move up the start of its racing season by one week in 2009-10, marking the earliest start to a racing season in the track's history. The Louisiana State Racing Commission approved Fair Grounds' request for an 85-day meet in 2009-10. Click here to view the calendar (PDF).
NEW ORLEANS, La (April 27, 2009) - Fair Grounds will move up the start of its racing season by one week in 2009-10, marking the earliest start to a racing season in the track's history. Click here to view the 2009-10 schedule (PDF) The Louisiana State Racing Commission approved Monday a...
Churchill enjoyed beautiful spring weather for their opening weekend of racing with seven of the twenty-one races (33 percent) being won by favorites. The main track was fast both days and, while speed was advantageous, horses on the inside appeared to be at a disadvantage. On the turf early pace...
April 24, 2009 • Tags: With a beautiful day forecasted for Sunday, the feature at Churchill is a mile and a sixteenth optional claimer on the turf which is carded as race nine on the ten race program. A competitive field of nine is entered with WISE RIVER ranking narrowly on top of the BRIS...
ON MY DIME is the most unlikeliest of favorites in the first race on opening day under the Twin Spires. The five-year-old gelding ships in from Turf Paradise while making his first start for little-known trainer Troy Newton. However, the son of Mizzen Mast is 18 points superior on the BRIS Prime...
The long-range forecast shows only a 10% chance of rain for opening day, Friday at Calder, so there is an excellent chance that conditions will be fast and firm for the 10-race card. In going through the Ultimate Past Performances for Friday, not much jumped out early in the card. COVE STAR in...
It's now T-minus three weeks to Kentucky Derby Day. And while Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire will train up to the "Run for the Roses," the other two horses who hit the board in Fair Grounds' signature race are back in action this Saturday. Papa Clem edged out Terrain in a photo for...
At about 5:15 last Sunday afternoon, it officially became the offseason at Fair Grounds. Those of us involved with Fair Grounds' racing operation gathered, at the terrific suggestion of vice president and general manager of racing Eric Halstrom, to watch the final race of the season from the winner...
NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 1, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host an open casting call for the 11th season of the popular CBS series "Big Brother" Saturday from noon-4 p.m. In conjunction with local CBS affiliate WWL-TV, Fair Grounds is expected to welcome hundreds of...
Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Grade II Louisiana Derby by the largest margin in 46 years, was an overwhelming choice as Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting for the track's 137th season that concluded Sunday.