Keyword: Louisiana State Racing Commission

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    LA Lawmakers Blast CDI But Defer Bill Action

    An official with Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots assured Louisiana lawmakers May 6 that owner Churchill Downs Inc. will make the improvements required under a conditional license it received from state racing commission.

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    Louisiana Grants One-Year License to CDI

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission April 29 granted a one-year conditional license to Churchill Downs Inc. for Fair Grounds. The company must provide a list of improvements to be made in the next 60 days.

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    Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker.

  • Monzante

    LA Plans No Further Action in Monzante Case

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has concluded that no further action is needed in the case involving the former grade I winner Monzante who broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20.

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    Regulator Says Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

    The executive director of the Louisiana State Racing Commission said state veterinarians who examined Monzante following his breakdown in a July 20 race at Evangeline Downs determined the gelding was salvageable.

  • 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 Breakdowns Look 'Unusual'

    Though five horses have been euthanized as a result of catastrophic breakdowns at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots since Jan. 17, Dr. Tom David, equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission, said the incidents appear to have no direct connection with the condition of the racing surface.

  • 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.

  • Fair Grounds Expands Racing in 2008-09

    Fair Grounds will expand its racing season by two weeks next season and begin a locally-based meet prior to Thanksgiving for the first time in nearly 30 years, track president Randy Soth announced April 15.

  • Fair Grounds Receives Approval for 81-Da

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission Monday unanimously approved Fair Grounds' request for an 81-day racing season in New Orleans beginning Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and running through March 25, 2007.

  • Fair Grounds Applies for 2006-07 New Orleans Meet

    Fair Grounds has applied to the Louisiana State Racing Commission to host an 81-day meet in 2006-2007 at its facility in New Orleans, president and general manager Randy Soth said April 14.

  • Track-Surface Woes Force Evangeline Shutdown

    Louisiana racing officials planned to meet May 18 to discuss a strategy in the wake of an announcement that live racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino would be halted until June 30 so the new racing surface can be overhauled.

  • Meche License Request Denied

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission denied the request of jockey Donnie Meche's request for a racing license in the state. The commission voted 4-2 during an Aug. 18 meeting to deny the license.

  • Stewards Deny Meche License Application

    Jockey Donnie Meche had his application for a riding license rejected by Louisiana Downs stewards Thursday, rendering a stay of his one-year suspension by the Louisiana State Racing Commission on July 1 useless.

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    Kafwain DQ'd from Louisiana Derby; Baffert Wants Uniformity

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain was disqualified from his second-place finish in the March 9 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds because he raced with an excessive amount of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Trainer Bob Baffert did not appeal so Kafwain could make his next racing engagement, but he has called for uniformity in medication rules.

  • Louisiana Legislators Wary of Racetrack Proposals

    Plans have been floated for two racetracks in Louisiana, but some legislators have asked the state racing commission not to issue any more licenses. They believe the plans are more about gaming than horse racing.

  • Commission Puts Conditions on Delta Downs License

    Though Delta Downs has secured a $7-million loan as payment for liens tied to construction work, the Louisiana State Racing Commission has ordered the track to submit a financial statement by Aug. 10 or risk loss of its license, according to published reports.