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Free Brisnet Past Performances Available For Select Fair Grounds Cards

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has partnered with Brisnet to provide free access to Brisnet’s Past Performances for Fair Grounds on select live racing days through the remainder of the meet. The past performances are available for free only at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/racing-handicapping/programs-pps and are not available for free download through Brisnet.com at this time. Users […]

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Fair Grounds Shifts Feb. 5 Card To March 13

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the live racing program originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5  will be moved to  Monday, March 13. There will be no live racing on Sunday Feb. 5, and the entirety of that program will be shifted to March 13. Fair Grounds determined that it was in […]

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Fair Grounds: Lucrative $6.79 Million Stakes Schedule Set For Upcoming 145th Racing Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Nov. 19. The stakes schedule will mirror several past seasons with a major focus on big event days, […]

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Pat Valenzuela
Former Agent: Valenzuela’s ‘Issues’ Are With His Knees

Talented but troubled jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who has been riding in Louisiana since November, likely won’t be back in the saddle at the Fair Grounds during the current meet. His former agent said the rider’s issues are physical. Daily Racing Form first reported that Valenzuela, 53, took off his mounts at the New Orleans track last Saturday and […]

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Eighteen-Year-Old Apprentice Making Waves At Fair Grounds

Eighteen-year-old apprentice jockey Erica ‘E. M.’ Murray is making her mark early during her first Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, she has 20 victories to her career so far from 149 mounts – all in 2015 – and is riding in her second meet. “It feels pretty awesome,” […]

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Florent Geroux
Geroux ‘Getting A Little More Attention’ This Year At Fair Grounds

Jockey Florent Geroux enters the 2015-16 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet in the rare position of topping a career year in 2014 with another career year in 2015. After winning his first Breeders’ Cup race in his initial try with Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Work All Week in November of 2014, the 29-year-old native of […]

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Kepp’s Korner: Trainer Angles And Spot Plays For Sat. Nov. 21

KEPP’S KORNER is a daily handicapping analysis designed for the simulcast player that focuses on trainer angles and spot plays. Written by handicapping veteran and author Dean Keppler (@keppskorner on Twitter), KEPP’S KORNER provides exclusive analysis for tracks in New York, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana and Southern California using a combination of DRF Formulator, EdBain.com […]

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Fair Grounds Kicks Off 144th Racing Season Thursday

Fair Grounds Race Course will begin its 2015-2016 racing season Thursday with the first post set for 2:25 p.m. EST. The season runs through March 27, 2016, the day after the track’s signature race, the G2 Louisiana Derby, is run. According to The Times-Picayune, there are 50 stakes races that will be held during the meet, with […]

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Mandatory Payouts Set For Fair Grounds Closing Day Card

Sunday’s closing day card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will include mandatory payouts in the carryover pools in both the Black Gold-5 and the Super High-5. The Black Gold-5 requires bettors to select the winners of the final five races on the card and will cover races 7-11 on the closing day card, […]

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I'm a Chatterbox scores another stakes victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks.
I’m A Chatterbox Takes Command In Fair Grounds Oaks

Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s I’m a Chatterbox, off at odds of 2-5, extended her winning streak to three stakes events with a confident victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks Saturday afternoon, cementing her place as one of the early favorites for the G1 Longines Kentucky Oaks May 1. Jockey Florent Geroux kept […]

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