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Louisiana Derby Day Fans Invited to 'Go Red'

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 1, 2009) - What is likely to be the largest crowd of Fair Grounds' 137th season figures to have a red tint to it.

Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spo

More Than Racing on Louisiana Derby Preview Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - Fans at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Derby Preview Day next Saturday, and the following afternoon, can enjoy more than just great Thoroughbred

Update on Wagering on California Racing

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Officials Lift Quarantine of Fair Grounds Barn

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 15, 2009) - Officials of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission on Thursday lifted a quarantine on a Fair

Fair Grounds Names Jabelmann Track Superintendent

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 29, 2008) - Brian Jabelmann, a 29-year veteran of racing surfaces who has served as track superintendent at Louisiana Downs the last two seasons, has been named

FG Barn Under Quarantine After Horse Tests Positive for EHV1

A barn in Fair Grounds' stable area is under a Louisiana State Racing Commission quarantine after test results confirmed that a horse in that barn was infected with equine herpes virus ("EHV

Fair Grounds Cancels Thursday Program

NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 11, 2008) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled its live racing program Thursday because of winter weather and track conditions.

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 Classi