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  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Winner Curlin

    Curlin Ships to Fair Grounds

    Curlin, the leading candidate for 2007 Horse of the Year, arrived at Fair Grounds Nov. 27 following a van ride from Churchill Downs, but his racing future is still undecided.

  • Dogwood's Atoned (right) finished 2nd in the Remsen.

    Dogwood Colts on Derby Trail

    Two horses owned by Dogwood Stable have validated their status as early candidates for the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the partnership announced Nov. 26.

  • E. J. Perrodin

    Perrodin Remains in Intensive Care

    Veteran jockey E.J. Perrodin remained in intensive care at Tulane Medical Center Nov. 24 as a result of injuries sustained prior to the previous day at Fair Grounds.

  • E. J. Perrodin

    Jockey Perrodin Hospitalized

    Jockey E.J. Perrodin was thrown from his mount prior to the 10th race Nov. 23 at Fair Grounds and was taken to a New Orleans-area hospital for observation.

  • 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.

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    Fair Grounds Meet Coverage on HRTV

    HRTV will provide comprehensive live coverage of the 2007-08 Fair Grounds beginning Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. The 81-day meet runs through March 23.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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    Appealing Zophie to Use Fair Grounds Oaks as Springboard

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Appealing Zophie has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite among eight 3-year-old fillies for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • 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.

  • Master Command Heads Mineshaft Field

    Master Command has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at the Fair Grounds Feb.10.

  • Get Ready Bertie Ready for Silverbulletday

    Tiffany Lass Stakes winner Get Ready Bertie is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Apprentice Talamo Takes 5 at Fair Grounds

    Apprentice Joe Talamo, dominating the jockey standings at Fair Grounds, became the first rider of the 2007 meet to post five wins on a single card Friday.

  • Wilson Quickly Finds Fair Grounds' Win Circle

    It didn't take top Canadian jockey and North America's 2005 Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider Emma-Jayne Wilson long to visit the winner's circle at Fair Grounds.

  • Retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, seen here at a 2005 Churchill Downs tribute, announced new chaplaincy support program.

    Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

    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.

  • Morning workouts at the Fair Grounds in anticipation of the Thanksgiving Day reopening of the fabled New Orleans race course.

    Rebuilding Signals Growth for Fair Grounds

    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.