Fair Grounds

August 30, 2014
Citing the safety of both jockeys and horses, Fair Grounds management canceled Saturday’s Quarter Horse program following the fourth of 10 scheduled races. Heavy rains inundated the region Saturday morning and did not stop into the afternoon, resulting ...
August 26, 2014
Fair Grounds and its parent company, Churchill Downs Inc., remain on course to fulfill promises made to Louisiana legislators and racing regulators earlier this year regarding capital investment in racing at the New Orleans track.
Fair Grounds in New Orleans will swap five Mondays for Sundays during its upcoming Thoroughbred meet in an amendment to its calendar approved by the Louisiana Racing Commission. The panel also granted the track an additional race date, Feb. 16.
August 25, 2014
Fair Grounds announced Monday the purchase and imminent installation of two video boards, one of several enhancements the track pledged to make this past spring when the Louisiana legislature signaled it might consider denying Fair Grounds a ...
August 20, 2014
Trials for the $150,000-added Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales Futurity took place at Fair Grounds last Friday, which was opening day for the 12-program Quarter Horse meeting. The 350-yard final is slated for closing day, Sept. 5.
February 23, 2013
Three-year-old stakes horses capped the 2011 – 2012 Fair Grounds racing season with a burst of insanity when 109-1 shot Hero of Order won the Louisiana Derby. Oxbow restored a measure of order winning the first 3-year-old stakes this meet, the Jan. 19 ...