Orleans court strikes down Fair Grounds’ restraining order

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Fair Ground race start
(Photo: Steve Dalmado)

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court dissolved Fair Grounds’ temporary restraining order against the Louisiana State Racing Commission Friday, once again putting in place the LSRC’s emergency order for Fair Grounds to take in horses from Evangeline Downs in the wake of Hurricane Laura.

Fair Grounds had received the TRO last Friday afternoon, barely 24 hours after the commission voted 9-1 to issue the emergency order.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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