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Kentucky Derby To Be Shown On Jazz Fest Big Screen

The largest crowd to watch the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be the 150,000-plus expected Saturday at Churchill Downs, but the second-largest will likely be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell at Fair Grounds.

Kentucky Derby To Be Shown On Jazz Fest Big Screen

NEW ORLEANS, La. (May 1, 2008) - The largest crowd to watch the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be the 150,000-plus expected Saturday at Churchill Downs, but the second-largest will likely be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell at...

Fair Grounds Ties Plentiful At Kentucky Derby

NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 30, 2008) - Led by Louisiana Derby winner Pyro, seven horses who raced at Fair Grounds this winter were entered for Saturday's 134th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Winchell Thoroughbreds' Pyro was Fair Grounds' Horse of the Meeting after he followed up a jaw-...

Fair Grounds Moves Up Start Date For 2008-09

NEW ORLEANS, La. (April 18, 2008) - Fair Grounds will expand its racing season by two weeks next season and begin a locally based meet prior to Thanksgiving for the first time in nearly 30 years, track president Randy Soth announced Tuesday. The 2008-09 racing season at Fair Grounds, which marks...

Pyro Unanimous Choice As Horse Of Meeting

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 24, 2008) - Winchell Thoroughbreds' Pyro, who skyrocketed to Kentucky Derby favoritism and was the only horse to win two graded stakes at Fair Grounds this winter, was a unanimous choice as Horse of the Meeting at the conclusion of the track's 136th season.The sophomore son...

Fair Grounds Concludes 136th Season

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 23, 2008) - The final race of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots' 136th season was run Sunday, but the meet's legacy may not be determined until later this year.For instance, will Louisiana Derby winner Pyro go on to become only the third horse to achieve a Louisiana Derby-...