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Fair Grounds Meet Set to Begin

Fair Grounds Meet Set to Begin

Observing its traditional holiday start, Fair Grounds will open its doors Thanksgiving Day, beginning an 81-day meet highlighted by Louisiana Derby day, the richest day in Louisiana racing history, which will feature six stakes worth $2.2 million.

Churchill to Stop Releasing Handle Figures

During a conference call to discuss second-quarter earnings, Robert Evans, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., said the company would no longer release handle and attendance figures at the conclusion of race meets for its four racetrack properties.

Fair Grounds to Assist Seniors in Rebuilding Effort

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Fair Grounds Race Course, in conjunction with the New Orleans Council on Aging, Lowe's and the City of New Orleans, announced the launch of a program to assist local senior citizens in rebuilding their homes July 18.

Casino Manager to Head Fair Grounds Slot Operations

Austin Miller, who has spent the last 15 years in managerial positions in the casino industry, has been named to the new position of vice president and general manager of slots operations and OTBs at Fair Grounds Race Course, track president Randall Soth announced Friday.

Talamo Headed to New York

Apprentice Joe Talamo, runaway leader in the jockey standings at Fair Grounds, will switch his tack to New York for the start of Aqueduct's main track meet in early April, according to his agent, Ronnie Ebanks.

HRRN Adds New Orleans Affiliate

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The Horse Racing Radio Network will make its inaugural visit to historic Fair Grounds Race Course March 10 to provide listeners throughout Kentucky and New Orleans with live coverage of all five Fair Grounds stakes races.

King's Drama, Einstein Head Muniz Field

The 15th running of the $500,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds March 10 drew a field of 11, topped by a pair of grade I winners, the Gary Tanaka-owned King's Drama and Midnight Cry Stable's Einstein.

Fair Grounds Adds March 12 Racing Date

Fair Grounds Race Course will conduct a live racing program on Monday, March 12, to make up for an earlier cancellation this season, track president Randall Soth announced Feb. 9.

Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

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The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America has launched "White Horse Riders," a group of specially trained RTCA chaplains who will deploy to assist racing-related victims during disasters in areas where racing workers and racetracks are adversely affected.

Happy Ticket Honored as Top Louisiana Bred

Fair Grounds Race Course used the spotlight on Louisiana-breds on Louisiana Champions Day to honor the recently retired Happy Ticket, who became the highest earning state-bred in history last month.

Rebuilding Signals Growth for Fair Grounds

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Of all the challenges that Fair Grounds president Randy Soth has faced over a 25-year career in Thoroughbred racing, none has equaled the experience of rebuilding the New Orleans track following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

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