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The 38th running of the $60,000 Happy Ticket Stakes, a five-and-one-half-furlong sprint restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares, and the fourth running of the $60,000 John E. Jackson Jr. Memorial Stakes, open to all accredited older Louisiana-breds, are the co-featured highlights...
Local weather forecasters say that along with the warmer temperatures there is also some chance of rain Friday, but Fair Grounds has prepared for that – assuring that the party will go on rain or shine and partygoers will be completely protected from the elements.
After days of abnormally low temperatures in New Orleans, warmer weather has settled over the Crescent City just in time for Fair Grounds’ initial Starlight Racing Program Friday night – the first of three such nighttime racing programs scheduled for the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season at the...
Fair Grounds will host a pair of $60,000, 5 1/2-furlong sprints for state-breds on Saturday. In the John E. Jackson Jr. Memorial S., LEE CITY SLEW (Leestown) and POWER SURGE (Holzmeister), the respective second- and third-place finishers in the recent Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S., are top...
Race fans should note anticipated road closures in the neighborhood during Sunday's annual Mardi Gras Marathon. Several of the main thoroughfares around Fair Grounds will be closed until early afternoon. For a complete schedule of road closures click here. To see the course map click here.
Valene Farms’ Sean Lafitte broke in stride to make the pace and continued with good courage in the stretch to win Monday’s $47,000 Fair Grounds feature by three lengths. Ridden by Pat Valenzuela and trained by Sturges Ducoing, the Louisiana-bred gelding paid $24.60, $11.20 and $6.20 and toured the...
Starlight Racing will feature premium Martinis and Cosmopolitans, which might attract hunch players to a maiden filly named Boozy in the first race, while the designated drivers in the crowd might prefer Red Sprite in the opener. Another filly in the first race named Pollyprissypants might warm up...
With a warmer weather forecast finally on tap in time for Friday evening in New Orleans, tourists in the Crescent City as well as local residents will get the chance to enjoy other things on tap by attending Fair Grounds’ first Starlight Racing program of the 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season...
Click the headline to see Churchill Downs analyst Jill Byrne with all the details of Friday's Starlight Racing experience, Saturday's football-viewing party and Sunday's Neighborhood Appreciation Day!
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) and NBC Sports today announced a partnership to present three broadcasts featuring six Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown prep races this spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports on Saturday, May 1. The three one-hour broadcasts, two on NBC and...