Brad Grady's lightly raced Girvin headlines the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) set for April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which drew their Louisiana Derby Day card March 25.
Louisiana-based owners and a Louisiana-based trainer hope the home cooking works for their Mo Tom, who hopes to turn the tables on Gun Runner in the March 26 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star came back for more Feb. 21, punching through on the rail to win the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) after taking the Jan. 17 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.
Making just his third career start Feb. 21, and sent off at odds of 21-1, Anstu Stables' Street Babe upset the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported April 23 that the racetrack and gaming company's revenues increased $19.4 million to total a record $167.3 million during the first three months of 2014.
Keeneland has set Thursday, April 3 for an under tack preview day for its April 2-year-olds in training sale.
Adjudged Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Ria Antonia will make her season debut against the likes of Streaming and Untapable Feb. 22 in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $29.3 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 12% compared with net earnings of $33.4 million over the same period last year. Those figures break down to $2.11 per share and $2.46 per share, respectively.
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.
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.
The Louisiana State Racing Commission on Friday approved Fair Grounds Race Course's application for an 81-day meet in 2007-08.
Fair Grounds Race Course and its parent company, Churchill Downs Inc., confirmed their intent to move forward with plans to build a slot machine gaming facility adjacent to the historic racetrack in New Orleans.
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.
Mike Miller has resigned his executive posts at Churchill Downs Inc. to accept the position of chief financial officer of Poe Companies, a commercial real estate development company located in Louisville, Ky. His final day with Churchill Downs will be Jan. 26.
Fair Grounds Race Course announced a 10% increase Jan. 12 on overnight purses beginning with the program of Jan. 18.
Fair Grounds is set to open Thanksgiving Day, marking the return of live racing to the New Orleans track following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The meet is scheduled to run Nov.23-March 25, with 81 days of racing. The main reconstruction of the facility has been completed.
Fair Grounds Race Course reopens for training Thursday for the first time since the New Orleans track was devastated during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath 14 months ago.
Fair Grounds Race Course is now accepting stall applications for the 2006-07 racing season, its first back in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
Fair Grounds Race Course will adopt net pool pricing to calculate payouts on winning wagers beginning with Thursday's program at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
Fair Grounds Race Course announced Friday that it is increasing its purse schedule by 18% and adding five new stakes races for Louisiana breds to its Harrah's Louisiana Downs schedule.
Fair Grounds Race Course will open five of its Finish Line off-track betting locations Oct. 26, Fair Grounds President and General Manager Randall Soth announced Monday. Four of the OTBs reopening also offer video poker.
Churchill Downs Inc. has named Randall Soth president and general manager of Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The announcement was made Sept. 30 by CDI's executive vice president and chief operating officer Andrew Skehan, to whom Soth will report.
Fair Grounds Race Course concluded its 2004 winter meet Sunday with across-the-board decreases in daily averages.
Marie G. Krantz, chairman of the board of Fair Grounds Race Course for the past 13 years, died early Saturday after a long illness. She was 67.
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