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Desert Wheat Wins Saturday's Mr. Sulu Stakes at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 15, 2008) - Wachtel Stables, Brous Stables and J.D. Lee's Desert Wheat swung outside the leaders entering the lane and proved best by a length and three-quarters in the inaugural $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/16-mile race for Louisiana-...

Mr. Sulu Stakes Serves As Day 2 FG Feature

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 13, 2008) - Valene Farms' Autobeacat has been made the 3-1 morning line choice in a field of 14 Louisiana-breds named to the inaugural running of the $60,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes at about 1 1/16-miles over the Stall-Wilson turf course Saturday at Fair Grounds. The Mr....

Stormy West, Sammie Sam Capture FG Opening Day Stakes

Stormy West captured the Blushing K. D. Handicap and Sammie Sam won the Si Cima Stakes, the co-features of opening day of the 137th season of racing Friday at Fair Grounds.

Stormy West, Sammie Sam Capture FG Opening Day Stakes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 14, 2008) - After challenging for command entering the lane, Diana and Guy Snowden's Stormy West quickly drew clear and then withstood late challenges from Final Refrain and Barbette to capture the inaugural running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap, the co-...

Fair Grounds Unveils Grand Opening Original Painting

NEW ORLEANS, La (November 14, 2008) - Thomas "Tuna" Seither is known in New Orleans for his colorful posters for such prestigious sporting events as the Crescent City Classic, Super Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo and local PGA Golf tournaments. Today at the grand opening of the...

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...