Monday, August 27 2012

Fair Grounds Declares Mandatory Evacuation of Barn Area Due to Isaac; This Week’s Live Racing Cancel

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, August 26, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots officials have declared a mandatory evacuation of its barn area in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The evacuation applies to about 700 horses currently stabled at Fair Grounds for its Summer Quarter Horse Meet, as well as all backside workers.

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