Louisiana racing

Fair Grounds Black Gold Jackpot Set At $155K For Friday

The Black Gold 5 jackpot, a .50 cent minimum wager where bettors are required to pick the winners of the final five races of the day at Fair Grounds Racecourse, has reached $155,835 heading into the nine race Friday card. If you hold the only winning ticket, you take home the entire pot. The sequence […]

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Fair Grounds: Post-Christmas Card Features Newly Named Bob Fortus Memorial Stakes

Headlined by Jerry Marks Stable LLC’s 7/5 morning line favorite Moonlit Garden, a field of eight is set for Thursday’s post-Christmas feature, the $75,000 Bob Fortus Memorial.   Formerly run as the Tiffany Lass, the Bob Fortus Memorial is named in honor of the longtime horse racing reporter and author who passed away in July. It […]

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Fair Grounds: Trainer Brad Cox Sends Out Big Contingent For ‘Santa Super Saturday’

Billed as “Santa Super Saturday”, the December 21 card at Fair Grounds Racecourse is loaded with quality. With an early first post of noon CT, the 14-race program will include six stakes, and a more than handful of salty maiden special weight and allowance races.  Brad Cox enters Saturday with a total of 14 runners […]

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Fair Grounds: Grade 2 Winner Minit To Stardom Among Contenders On $1 Million-Plus Louisiana Champions Day

Brittlyn Stable Inc’s Minit to Stardom, the 20-1 upset winner of the Honorable Miss (G2) in July at Saratoga, headlines a star-studded Louisiana Champions Day on Saturday, December 14 at Fair Grounds Racecourse. With an early first post of noon CT, the 13-race program will feature ten Louisiana-bred stakes – seven for Thoroughbreds and three […]

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Fair Grounds Launches 148th Season With Thanksgiving Feast, Racing

The 148th Thoroughbred racing season kicks off on what has historically been a tradition for the storied track, Thanksgiving Day. With that, this years’ start on November 28 will assuredly be welcome by the many families that enjoy the bountiful feast of traditional herb-roasted turkey and cornbread dressing, classic side dishes and season-long mainstay and famed […]

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Louisiana Officials Investigating Licensees In Alleged Neglect Case

The Louisiana Racing Commission is investigating an Evangeline Downs trainer after a starving Thoroughbred was removed from his property in Opelousas last month. I Promised Youhuff, an 8-year-old son of Huff out of Placid Fund mare Sammi’s Promise, was found by St. Landry Parish Animal Control lying in the front yard of a house on […]

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POW! Apprentice Jockey Ramirez Makes Remarkable Recovery At Delta Downs

Apprentice jockey Paulina Ramirez was cruising on the front end in a juvenile maiden claimer Wednesday evening at Delta Downs, when disaster nearly struck. Her mount, St Teresa, seemed to duck and hit the rail, flipping Ramirez off the side of the horse. Ramirez, whose nickname is Pow!, somehow managed to hang on and lift […]

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Delta Downs Ready For New Season, Offers More Than $2.2 Million In Stakes Purses

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2019-20 Thoroughbred season next week with live cards scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday night, October 8 through 12. After opening week, the track will go to its regular schedule of Wednesday through Saturday racing until the 84-day stand wraps up on February 29. First post […]

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Risen Star, Louisiana Derby, Lecomte Will All Be Longer In 2020

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced that 56 stakes worth a combined $7.13 million will be offered during the upcoming 2019-20 racing season, which is set to begin Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. “We are proud to once again continue our growth and support of the thoroughbred racing industry with our purse allocations […]

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Delta Downs Boosts Purse For Premier Quarter Horse Race To $1 Million

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that its richest Quarter Horse race of the year, the Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), will be worth an estimated $1 million beginning in 2020. The Lee Berwick is striving to become the second seven-figure Quarter Horse race in the state of Louisiana, joining the Louisiana Million, which […]

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