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admin 08-10-2012 02:30 PM

Of wine, wagering, beers and beasts

The thoroughbred racing season at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots runs from Thanksgiving through the end of March, but that doesn?t mean things are quiet there in the off-season. There are other races throughout and year, and increasingly these days the historic track has been hosting more events designed to draw in people who might not yet be diehard railbirds.

The most extreme example will coming up Aug. 18 when racehorses are joined by ostriches, camels and local sports team mascots on the track, while an international beer tasting, called Tails & Ales, takes place in the upper levels of the Fair Grounds clubhouse.? [ Read more ]

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