Fair Grounds 🏇🏾 // Friday, Nov. 17th, 2023 🏇
Happy Friday & Opening Day!
We are thrilled to welcome back racing at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, our nation's third-oldest racetrack, in operation since 1872. This 152nd season will see 73 stakes on the schedule worth a combined $9.7 million. The 76-day meet will certainly witness a plethora of drama and excitement, including The Road to the Derby series, which begins on Dec. 23 with the Gun Runner Stakes, the Claiming Crown on Dec. 2nd (the first time at FG since 2011), and, in less than a week, the 99th running of the 200K Thanksgiving Classic, one of many stakes purses that will be the recipient of a 1.2 million increase from last year.
Today's opening day 9-race card will feature three 75K Memorial Stakes Races: the Doris Herbert in R6, the John Valene in R8, and the Donovan L. Ferguson in R9. Weather for today looks ideal, with temps in the 70s and no rain in sight. Oh - BTW - today is also National Bakliva Day (see below). Mmmmmm- Baklava!
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🏇🏻 Fair Grounds // Fri., Nov. 17th, 2023 🏇🏾
1st Post @ 10:45 PT
﹡ = AE (Also Eligible)
R1: Herd Immunity (#3)
R9: Accommodate Eva (#13)
R6: 75K Doris Hebert Memorial S
R8: 75K John Valene Memorial S
R9: 75: Donovan L. Ferguson Memorial S
From our friends @ https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com
"Many believe Baklava to have originated with the Turkic people in Central Asian nations. However, many countries prepare the dessert in a variety of ways. The word “Baklava” first appeared in English in 1650."
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