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Fair Grounds Opens Doors to 'Our New House'

With new Fair Grounds president Austin Miller saying, "Welcome to our new house," and gold scissors snipping red and green ribbons in unison, the track ushered in its new slot-machine gaming facility and 137th racing season Friday.

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 ribbons in unison, the track ushered in its new slot-machine gaming facility and 137th racing season Friday. "We've...

Two New Stakes Races Top Fair Grounds Opening Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 12, 2008) - Opening Day of Fair Grounds' 137th season Friday features not only the grand opening of the track's new slots facility, but a pair of new stakes races. The inaugural runnings of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf and the $60,...

Fair Grounds Continues Growth as Meet Opens Friday

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 12, 2008) - Fair Grounds continues its increasingly exciting growth pattern when the 137th live Thoroughbred race meeting at the nation's third-oldest track gets underway Friday. The 2008-2009 meet at the historic New Orleans facility will get underway in advance of its...

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 Association ("LAHBPA") have come to an agreement on the distribution of live racing signals from Fair...

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

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 Grounds. Not only will the track embark on its winter racing season - two weeks earlier than in recent years - but it will officially open its new slot-...

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 Grounds.[asset|height=12|width=1] Not only will the track embark on its winter racing season - two weeks earlier than in...

eBay Auction for Thanksgiving Dining Continues

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 Thanksgiving."

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...