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Officials Lift Quarantine of Fair Grounds Barn

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 15, 2009) - Officials of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission on Thursday lifted a quarantine on a Fair

Fair Grounds Names Jabelmann Track Superintendent

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - Brian Jabelmann, a 29-year veteran of racing surfaces who has served as track superintendent at Louisiana Downs the last two seasons, has been named

FG Barn Under Quarantine After Horse Tests Positive for EHV1

A barn in Fair Grounds' stable area is under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine after test results confirmed that a horse in that barn was infected with equine herpes virus ("EHV

Fair Grounds Cancels Thursday Program

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 11, 2008) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled its live racing program Thursday because of winter weather and track conditions.

Fair Grounds Unveils Grand Opening Original Painting

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 14, 2008) - Thomas "Tuna" Seither is known in New Orleans for his colorful posters for such prestigious sporting events as the Crescent City Classi

Fair Grounds Opens Doors to 'Our New House'

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 14, 2008) - With new Fair Grounds president Austin Miller saying, "Welcome to our new house," and gold scissors snipping red and green ribbon

CDI, LAHBPA Reach ADW Agreement at Fair Grounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky (November 12, 2008) - Officials of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) ("CDI") and representatives of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Asso

A Grand Day: FG to Open Slots Facility, Racing Season

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 12, 2008) - They've been racing horses on this site for a century and a half, but Friday will rank among the biggest days in the storied history of Fair Grou

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.

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.