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Prospective Owners Will Love Lovell at Saturday Seminar

As always, when Thanksgiving Day makes its return as the opening day of the Fair Grounds season, a lot of people will be on hand for the happening social scene at the New Orleans oval even though they might have only a casual interest in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Here’s some advice for them...

Introducing New Fair Grounds Racing Analyst Katie Mikolay

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Beginning Thursday, when Fair Grounds Race Course returns to its revered Thanksgiving Day opening, guests of Fair Grounds and fans of the New Orleans oval’s simulcast signal will find out shortly before the first race of its 84-day 2010-2011 Thoroughbred...

Let The Racing Begin

Thanksgiving Day is just a couple of days away and that can mean only one thing - the back-to-normal, traditional opening day of the 2010 Fair Grounds season is finally here. For the past couple of years the racing season has opened prior to Thanksgiving Day and the racing purists have not been...

Desert Wheat Favored For Try at Mr. Sulu 'Threepeat'

Can Desert Wheat top the crop again in Friday’s third running of the $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes on the second day of Thoroughbred racing at Fair Grounds this winter? Owned by Wachtel Stable, Brous Stable and J. D. Lee, Desert Wheat is conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, who guided the horse...

Tradition Rules With Opening Day Thanksgiving Handicap

The nation’s third-oldest racetrack will reignite one of its historic traditions when Fair Grounds Race Course opens the 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season in New Orleans with the 85th running of the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap. For many years Thanksgiving Day coincided with opening day at Fair...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Bank of America Challenge Championship

Feature Jess Rockin won Friday night's featured Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championships by a half-length over Rylees Boy and favored Stolis Winner, who became Quarter Horse racing's all-time earnings leader with his third-place finish.  FULL CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS STAKES QUOTES THE $75,...

Horses from Mexico Set to Compete in Challenge Championships

Upon learning that Francisco Colorado's undefeated Loose Perry and three-time winner Rebas Corona were standing in the stalls in front of them in a barn at Fair Grounds Race Course, two reporters became eager to ask more questions of the man who had told them the horses' names. The man was trainer...

Stolis Winner After Earnings Mark

Jerry Windham’s homebred world champion Stolis Winner attempts to secure the all-time earnings record for an American Quarter Horse when he races in the 440-yard $350,000 Bank of America Racing Challenge Championship (G1) on November 19 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the richest race on the Bank...

Trainers Pleased With Fair Grounds Reception for Challenge Championships

Trainers of horses racing Friday night during the 13-race Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships card have been pleased with first-time host Fair Grounds Race Course. “Fair Grounds has been really cooperative with us,” said Bret Vickery, who will send out five starters on Friday in his...

In-laws Team Up in Challenge Championships

Mike Burgess, who trains a stable of Thoroughbreds at Fair Grounds Race Course, will make his American Quarter Horse training debut on Friday evening when he saddles three horses during the 13-race card at the New Orleans track that features the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships. In...