Fair Grounds

YESTERDAY January 15, 2017
There were no new cases of the equine herpesvirus reported over the weekend at Fair Grounds, but the track and Louisiana state officials still were grappling with the logistics of managing the viral outbreak here.
January 13, 2017
A strain of the equine herpesvirus continues to spread rampantly among the horse population at Fair Grounds, but the virus has so far proven very mild and is not related to a more serious herpesvirus infection that killed one horse in late December at ...
Against all odds, the Road to the Derby Kickoff Day card drawn Friday at Fair Grounds is filled with appealing stakes races and good-sized fields. The Jan. 21 card, which features the Lecomte Stakes for 3-year-olds, drew 122 entrants for 12 races ...
January 12, 2017
Trainer Larry Jones has long toyed with trying multiple Grade 1 winner I'm A Chatterbox on turf, and now, because of unfortunate circumstances, he might have found the right time.
With the likely short field in the Silverbulletday and the quarantine situation compromising the chance of filling a first-level allowance race, there was speculation that Valadorna, most recently second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, also may ...
Entries for the six stakes races Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds were to be taken Friday, and track officials remained confident that despite the equine herpesvirus outbreak at the track that began late last month, there would be sufficient horses to fill them.
January 11, 2017
DRF handicapper Marcus Hersh provides a list of horses to watch at Fair Grounds.
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds widened Tuesday, with three more horses testing positive, and a new, more rigorous testing protocol that could extend the quarantine of the New Orleans track during the height of its racing season.
January 09, 2017
I'm a Chatterbox is a Fair Grounds-based star with an out-of-town target that might be out of range because of the EHV-1 quarantine.
Gun Runner, third in the Kentucky Derby last year and winner of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap in his final start of 2016, worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 Saturday at Fair Grounds. The colt is ready to run in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at ...