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Second Annual eBay Auction For Thanksgiving Dining Continues

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 10, 2008) - The second annual online auction for clubhouse dining room accommodations on Thanksgiving Day at Fair Grounds will continue this week. The auction resumes Tuesday night and will continue through Sunday night. To bid, go to ebay.com and search "Fair Grounds...

Boulet Brings Enthusiastic Attitude To FG Racing

Headlines for November 11, 2008 Boulet Brings Enthusiastic Attitude to FG Racing Other Opening Weekend Stakes Preview Champions Day Cat Hop Should Help Halstrom Feel at Home Friday Albarado a Leading Rider in Multiple Ways Trainer Sam David Remembers Blushing K. D.   Boulet Brings...

eBay Auction for Thanksgiving Dining -- Now Through Sunday

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 3, 2008) -- The second annual online auction of seats to the most popular Thanksgiving dinner in New Orleans is underway and continues through Sunday. The Thanksgiving auction offers interested parties the chance to bid on tables of four or six in one of six different...

Reservations Now Accepted; eBay Auction Begins Nov. 2

NEW ORLEANS, La (October 27, 2008) - Fair Grounds is now accepting reservations for clubhouse dining for the 2008-09 racing season, and the second annual online auction of seats to the most popular Thanksgiving dinner in New Orleans is less than a week away. Reservations are being accepted for 86...

CDI Promotes Miller to President, Names Halstrom Head of Racing

Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced that Austin Miller has been named president of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. In addition, CDI announced that Eric Halstrom will join Fair Grounds as vice president and general manager of racing.

CDI Promotes Miller to President, Names Halstrom Head of Racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky (Oct 27, 2008) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) ("CDI" or "Company") today announced that Austin Miller has been named president of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots ("Fair Grounds") in New Orleans.  In addition, CDI announced that Eric...

Fair Grounds To Change Tote Providers Next Week

NEW ORLEANS, La (September 25, 2008) - Fair Grounds customers will see significant changes in the way they place wagers when the track changes tote providers from SciGames to AmTote on Tuesday. The change not only impacts wagers made on-track, but at Fair Grounds' nine off-track betting parlors in...

Fair Grounds Announces 2008-09 Stakes Schedule

Major event days are once again the highlight of Fair Grounds' 2008-09 stakes schedule announced Wednesday (Sept. 24). The track will offer 63 stakes worth more than $6.6 million in its 87-day meet, which begins Nov. 14 and continues through March 29, 2009.

Fair Grounds Announces 2008-09 Stakes Schedule

NEW ORLEANS, La (September 24, 2008) - Major event days are once again the highlight of Fair Grounds' 2008-09 stakes schedule announced Wednesday. Click here to view the schedule The track will offer 63 stakes worth more than $6.6 million in its 87-day meet, which begins Nov. 14 and...

Fair Grounds To Offer Record Daily Overnight Purses In 2008-09

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced purses for its 137th season of Thoroughbred racing, which begins on Nov. 14, 2008. Daily overnight purses offered will average approximately $300,000, which is a 20 percent increase over the $249,000 per day average paid in 2007-08.  In addition, a...