New Orleans Fair Grounds http://wwno.org en A Wild Time At The Races http://wwno.org/post/wild-time-races <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There were a few unfamiliar&nbsp;steeds at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Saturday night — exotic animal trainer Joe </span>Hedrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brought some ostriches and zebras to the track to fill out the race card for the second installment of the&nbsp;</span>Struthio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Stakes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the first-ever zebra race in the South, and the biggest crowd at the track since Hurricane Katrina, according to track spokesman Jim Mulvihill.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:46:54 +0000 Jason Saul 26930 at http://wwno.org Fair Grounds Announces Infield Festival http://wwno.org/post/fair-grounds-announces-infield-festival <p>For that lull in activity in New Orleans between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, a new event will debut next year. The Fair Grounds will be opening up the infield to mark the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Derby. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23370 at http://wwno.org Horse of the Year Competing at Fair Grounds http://wwno.org/post/horse-year-competing-fair-grounds <p>This weekend marks the debut of the 20-12 Horse of the Year at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old mare Havre de Grace (hah-vrah deh grace) is in a field of five for Saturday&rsquo;s New Orleans Ladies race.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 7030 at http://wwno.org