Thanksgiving Tradition Renewed
I attended the season opener at the Fairgrounds on Thanksgiving and was part of a record crowd (nearly 9,000 people) treated to a great afternoon of racing. The combination of fantastic south Louisiana fall weather, a fully restored grandstand, and 600 new flat-screen TVs created a great horse-racing experience. I have had the pleasure of attending racing events at horse tracks from coast to coast including many pre-Katina visits to the Fairgrounds, but am still impressed by how close of a relationship the Fairgrounds has with the community. Being at the track on Thanksgiving is a great New Orleans tradition; it is good to have it back. If you have not had the chance yet to get out to the Fairgrounds for a day of racing, you need to go. The Fairgrounds is the third oldest horse track in the U.S. and is always a great place to pass a fall or winter day.
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