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Fair Grounds Announces Mandatory Payout Of Black Gold 5 On Louisiana Derby Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced on Friday that there will be a mandatory payout on the Black Gold Five wager on Saturday, March 21, which is Louisiana Derby Day. Entering Friday’s racing program, the Black Gold Five Jackpot carryover stands at $96,998. If there is only one perfect ticket on Friday, the jackpot […]

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Dubai World Cup: Stewart Pleased ‘To Get A Good Work In’ With Seeking The Soul

Following a busy Saturday morning of workers, Charles Fipke’s Grade I winner Seeking the Soul went out to the Fair Grounds main track during a special designated time of 11:40 am CT to record another work towards the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30. Trained by Dallas Stewart, […]

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Kristufek New Racing Analyst, Paddock Host At Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has officially named Joe Kristufek as the new racing analyst and paddock host for the 2017-18 winter meet. A native of Chicago, Kristufek began climbing the ladder at the city’s local racing venues such as Hawthorne and Arlington Park, the latter which he still serves as the morning-line odds maker. […]

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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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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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