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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.

Stall Applications For FG Thoroughbred Meet Available

NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 15, 2008) - 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 or by clicking here. Hard copies of the application will be available at...

Randy Soth To Leave Fair Grounds Race Course

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2008) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “Company”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) today announced that Randall E. Soth, who since September 2004 has served as president of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (“Fair Grounds”) in New Orleans, is leaving CDI to pursue other career...

Countdown To Quarter Horse Meet Underway

Live racing at Fair Grounds, usually reserved for the winter, is about to be part of the New Orleans summer. The track’s inaugural Quarter Horse meet is little more than a week away, on Aug. 20-24. First post each day is 3 p.m. CDT.

Countdown To Quarter Horse Meet Underway

NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 11, 2008) - Live racing at Fair Grounds, usually reserved for the winter, is about to be part of the New Orleans summer. The track's inaugural Quarter Horse meet is little more than a week away, on Aug. 20-24. First post each day is 3 p.m. CDT. Nominations closed Aug. 4 for...