Category: Horse Racing


Drew Brees, Frank Monica, Perry Clark among star-studded 2024 class for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

  • September 27, 2023
  • By Doug Ireland

NFL record-setting passer and Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints joins LSU women’s basketball great and eight-time WNBA All-Star Seimone Augustus along with mixed martial arts icon Daniel Cormier of Lafayette in a star-studded nine-member group of 2024 “competitors” ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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Fair Grounds to offer $8.5 million in stakes purses this season

  • August 30, 2022
  • By Press Release

NEW ORLEANS – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced that 65 stakes worth a combined $8.5 million, up more than $700,000 from last season, will be offered during the 80-day, 2022-23 Thoroughbred meet. In each of the 13 unretricted, non-graded stakes, purses have been increased by $25,000. In addition, twelve new Louisiana-bred stakes…

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