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  • Canterbury Park in Minnesota

    Canterbury to Cut Takeout Across the Board

    Canterbury Park and its horsemen's group hope to make a statement this year with an across-the-board reduction in pari-mutuel takeout rates that will range from 15% to 18% for the 2016 meet.

  • Canterbury Names New Racing Secretary

    Robert Junk has joined Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino as the track's racing secretary, succeeding Doug Schoepf, who retired in October after two decades at the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack.

  • Mr. Vegas won the 2012 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    Two Fair Grounds Turf Stakes Moved to Jan. 26

    Two Fair Grounds turf stakes scheduled for Jan. 19--the Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) and the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes-- have been moved to Jan. 26 due to the likelihood there will be no turf racing Jan. 19.

  • Remainder of FG Quarter Horse Meet Canceled

    Fair Ground Race Course & Slots has canceled the last four days of the summer Quarter Horse meet due to complications at the New Orleans, La., track caused by Hurricane Isaac.

  • Fair Grounds Orders Evacuation of Barn Area

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots officials have declared a mandatory evacuation of its barn area in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the northern Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fair Grounds Boosts 2012-13 Stakes Purses

    Fair Grounds Race Course has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released June 28, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans oval.

  • Rachel Alexandra won the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Fair Grounds Oaks Upped to $500,000

    The purse for the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26 has been boosted to $500,000 from $400,000, making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies pointing to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 6.

  • 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to make her seasonal debut on March 13. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Works; Pointed Toward FG Stakes

    Majority owner Jess Jackson told Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots officials Rachel Alexandra is being pointed toward the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles March 13.

  • NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Fair Grounds

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • Fair Grounds Cancels Dec. 13 Program

    Live racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was cancelled Dec. 13 due to unsafe track conditions. The state and track stewards made the final decision about 10:30 a.m. CDT.

  • Friesan Fire won the 2009 Louisiana Derby.

    Purse Hike Among Louisiana Derby Changes

    Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots has raised the purse of the grade II Louisiana Derby to $750,000, increased the distance to 1 1/8 miles and moved the 3-year-old fixture to March 27, five weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Fair Grounds

    Officials from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission have lifted the quarantine on a barn that had been in place since late December at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • New Executives Named at Fair Grounds

    Austin Miller and Eric Halstrom have been appointed president and vice president of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 27. Halstrom additionally was named general manager of racing.

  • Canterbury Plans 'Extreme' Race Day July 22

    Canterbury Park will feature several "extreme" races during its program July 22, including "The Battle of the Surfaces," a pari-mutuel race that will feature as many as 20 horses competing against each other on the turf and the dirt simultaneously.