FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Joe Kristufek
Racing Analyst/Media Relations
KRISTUFEK’S LOUISIANA DERBY DAY SELECTIONS INCLUDE “BEGINNER’S GUIDE” TO HORSE RACING
Longtime racing ambassador & fan development
specialist seizes opportunity to create new fans
New Orleans (March 21, 2020) – With the potential for new fans to tune into horse racing given the state of the world and the magnitude of Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, racing analyst Joe Kristufek has including a simple “beginner’s guide” to horse racing with Saturday’s daily selections. The document is attached for the media, and it can also be downloaded here https://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/racing-information/joe-kristufeks-selection/.
“Fan development has long been a passion of mine,” Kristufek said. “With lots of new fans likely to tune in, I wanted to do something to accelerate the learning process. In addition to the simple beginner’s guide I’ve put together, Grant LaGrange and I have written short race previews that a newcomer to racing can more easily understand. As an on-air racing analyst for Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, and currently at Fair Grounds, I am emphasizing “new fan friendly” analysis on the air through the remainder of the season, so if you’re new to the game and/or feel like you have a lot to learn, please tune in.”
Fair Grounds 12-race Louisiana Derby Day card kicks off at 11 a.m. CDT. There is a mandatory payout in the Black Gold Five wager with a carryover coming into the day of $115,874. The “all stakes” sequence will begin with race eight.
About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots: Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, one of the nation’s oldest racetracks, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, LA, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global
Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 13 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 148th Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 107 th running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 28, 2019 through March 29, 2020. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.
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