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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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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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