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Fair Grounds, OTB Locations To Close Temporarily

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 29, 2008) – Fair Grounds announced Friday it will temporarily close all of its facilities beginning Saturday because of the projected track of Hurricane Gustav. Fair Grounds' slots facility, the track's grandstand for simulcast wagering and its nine off-track betting...

Fair Grounds Concludes Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet

The inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds concluded Sunday, leaving both track officials and horsemen pleased. In the closing-day $40,000 Vieux Carre Stakes, Snowy Alibi covered the 330 yards in a track-record 16.96 seconds.

Fair Grounds Concludes Inaugural Quarter Horse Meet

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 24, 2008) - The inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds concluded Sunday, leaving both track officials and horsemen pleased. "It was good to see live racing here once again, and that stimulus certainly brought significantly more people to the track than we would...

Favorites Fall In FG Stakes Saturday

It was a bad day for odds-on favorites Saturday (August 23) at Fair Grounds, as the prohibitive choices of the public were beaten in all three Quarter Horse stakes.

Favorites Fall In FG Stakes Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 23, 2008) - It was a bad day for odds-on favorites Saturday at Fair Grounds, as the prohibitive choices of the public were beaten in all three Quarter Horse stakes. In the $40,000 Lakeview Stakes, the finale of the stakes tripleheader, Gene and Kathryn Smith's First Down...

Bjs Dasher Wins City Park As FG Quarter Horse Meet Opens

Bjs Dasher captured the $40,000 City Park Stakes at Fair Grounds Wednesday, the opening day of the track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet.

Bjs Dasher Wins City Park On FG Quarter Horse Opening Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 20, 2008) - Bjs Dasher captured the $40,000 City Park Stakes at Fair Grounds Wednesday, the opening day of the track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet. Bjs Dasher's win allowed Alvin "Bubba" Brossette, no stranger to the winner's circle at Fair Grounds with 14 wins as...

A Big Week -- Both Live and Simulcast

As Peter Finney alluded to in The Times-Picayune today, if you like watching sprinters run in the Olympics, you’ll get the chance to see the equine equivalent at Fair Grounds this week. Quarter Horse racing makes its debut in New Orleans today through Sunday – well, sort of. We’ve seen Quarter...

Inaugural FG Quarter Horse Meet Opens Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS, La (August 19, 2008) - A new rite of summer begins Wednesday with the opening of the inaugural Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds. The five-day meet runs through Sunday. Ten races are carded for each day, with first post at 3 p.m. CDT. While Fair Grounds has hosted Quarter Horse...

Stall Apps For FG Thoroughbred Meet Available

Stall applications for the 137th Thoroughbred season of racing at Fair Grounds are now available. Horsemen can download the application on the horsemen’s page at fairgroundsracecourse.com. Hard copies of the application will be available at racing offices throughout the country early next week.