Fairgrounds Race Course in LA., the Latest Track to Close

Track will Close, March 29

Fairgrounds Race Course in LA., the Latest Track to Close
Wells Bayou wins the 107th running of the Louisiana Derby. (Source: Fair Grounds)

NEW ORLEANS, LA. (WFIE) - Horse racing has been one of the only U.S. sports to continue, despite Covid-19, but there have been a handful of tracks, that have cancelled their meets, like Churchill Downs and Keenland.

Well, you can add another to that list: Fairgrounds Race Course in New Orleans, announced today, that it will suspend live racing operations, effective immediately. Their meet was scheduled to run, until March 29. The facility’s off-track betting and gaming center will remain closed as well.

Now, this decision came down, immediately following today’s big, five-stakes card, which included, the Louisiana Derby and Fairgrounds Oaks stakes races: prep races for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

“Wells Bayou” won the Louisiana Derby, while “Bonny South” won the Fairgrounds Oaks, meaning both likely secured their bids for the now-September Kentucky classics.

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