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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...

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

NEW ORLEANS (September 10, 2008) - 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 at the New Orleans track will average approximately $300,000, which is a 20 percent increase...

All Fair Grounds Facilities Once Again Open Following Gustav

Updated Friday 9 a.m.  NEW ORLEANS, La (September 4, 2008) - After a week-long phased process, Fair Grounds and all nine of its off-track betting facilities in southeast Louisiana have re-opened as of Friday, Sept. 12. All facilities had been closed since Aug. 30 because of Hurricane Gustav. The...

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.