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EHV-1 Scare, Shipping Bans Decimate Fields At Louisiana Racetracks

As Christmas Day approached, things were looking very positive at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The track was showing significant increases year over year in handle and field sizes averaged around nine per race, up a horse per race from a year earlier. Then, the call came in that a horse in Barn […]

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Severe Storms Force Fair Grounds To Cancel Last Two Races On Card

Due to severe storms producing dangerous conditions in the New Orleans area, in the interest of safety the final two races on the Monday card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have been canceled. “The safety of our jockeys and horses will always be our top priority,” said Senior Director of Racing Jason Boulet. […]

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Heavy Rain Forces Fair Grounds To Cancel Sunday Card After First Race

Due to continuing heavy rain in the New Orleans area, in the interest of safety, the final eight races on the Sunday card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have been canceled. “The safety of our jockeys and horses will always be our top priority,” said Senior Director of Racing Jason Boulet. “In the […]

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Fair Grounds donation to assist rescued Louisiana horses

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today a $2,500 gift to two locally active rescue organizations helping to relocate more than 40 neglected horses discovered last week at a farm in Many, Louisiana, in the northwest part of the state. The donation will be shared by the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association, a nonprofit dedicated […]

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Fair Grounds meet opens with focus on higher-quality races

“We’re trying to do the right thing to get these (better) races to fille,” said racing secretary Jason Boulet. “It’s a nationwide issue to try to fill races in certain categories. The goal we’ve set, we have to put a cap on these cheap races. It’s gotten out of control.”

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