Racing Is Back On Television

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced the return of America’s Day at the Races. Saturday, January 16th, will be the first of 22 days of the acclaimed national horse racing telecast to air throughout January, February and March on FOX Sports. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America’s Day at the Races will return Saturday on FS1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. eastern time. … Continue reading Racing Is Back On Television

NOLO Thanksgiving

Formally established in 1872, Fair Grounds Race Course is the 3rd-oldest racetrack in North America. Live racing at the historic New Orleans venue was conducted as early as 1852 when pre-Civil War Louisiana was considered the Southern center of competitive Thoroughbred Racing. The Fair Grounds was destroyed by fire on December 17th, 1993.  The blaze leveled the old grandstand, and all its surroundings.  Over a four-year period, … Continue reading NOLO Thanksgiving

The Louisiana Derby

This edition of the Grade 2, $1 million dollar Louisiana Derby for 3-year-olds comes with one big change.  The race now measures 1 & 3/16 miles, giving most of these 2020 Kentucky Derby hopefuls a true stamina test before heading to Churchill Downs in September. The Louisiana Derby is the final race of the day at the Fairgrounds on a card of 12.  Scheduled  Post … Continue reading The Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds Trainers To Watch

The first official day of winter is December 22nd.  But as that time draws closer let’s forget about the cold and shoveling for a while and focus on the racing season in the land of Mardi Gras. The Fair Grounds opened its 2019-’20 season November 28th and racing will continue in New Orleans through March 29th. To help intrepid handicappers in studying the races at … Continue reading Fair Grounds Trainers To Watch