Horse Gratitude

Thursday is Thanksgiving in America. A day to gather with family and friends, to enjoy each others company while being grateful for the opportunity to do so. As horse loving people it’s a good time to reflect on the sport and the equine athletes that draw us to the flame. Explaining the fundamental magic of horses is a large undertaking. But here are some folks … Continue reading Horse Gratitude

Racing At Fairgrounds

The Fair Grounds Race Course is one of the oldest operating racetracks in America. It is located in historic Mid-City on Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has a long, complicated history that has seen it rise from the ashes of war, development, flood and fire. The grounds upon which Fair Grounds currently sits has been the site of horse racing since before the … Continue reading Racing At Fairgrounds

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