December 1, 2017
We are very excited to have everyone back at Fair Grounds. We will once again be selling the rights to have your silks painted on our wooden jockeys for the 2017-2018 Thoroughbred Race Meet. All proceeds will benefit our backside as we are working very hard to improve the life of our backside workers. This is a fun way to showcase your silks and to give back to the racing community. However, due to limited quantity this will be first come first served. Each wooden jockey is $350. Please email or call if you are interested.
Paige Albarado | Horsemen’s Relations
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots | A Churchill Downs Company
E: Paige.Albarado@fgno.com | P: 504.948.1150 | M: 504.875.6058
1751 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70119
On January 28th at approximately 6:30 pm Bobby and Ronnie Stubbs home was destroyed by fire. The Stubbs are owners of Fallen Oaks Farm in Loranger, Louisiana, and are members of the LTBA The Fire which was caused by wiring in the roof of the main residence destroyed 85% of the home. Bobby & Ronnie Stubbs are in need as most of their personal belonging were also lost. Thankfully they, family, animals and horses were all spared.
Relentless Racing has started a “Go Fund Me” Page and have made an initial donation to help their friends in need. “We lost everything we own in Hurricane Katrina, so this hits home.” If you can help, please feel to by donating at: https://www.gofundme.com/the-stubbs-lose-home-to-fire
A fundraiser to benefit Louisiana horseman Richard “Richie” Scherer will be held Sunday, December 18th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at New Orleans FairGrounds.
Scherer was born and raised in New Orleans. He comes from a long line of family in the racing industry and has spent his adult life training thoroughbred race horses. He was diagnosed with Papillary Kidney Cancer in May of 2013. His cancer has progressed to Stage IV and he is currently participating in a clinical trial. His treatments to date have included surgery, weekly doctor visits for immunotherapy and chemotherapy.
This benefit is to help Richie and his family with the increasing cost of his medical care and travel related expenses. Tickets are $50 and include Complimentary Food, Music, Silent and Live Auctions and 50/50 Raffle along with a cash bar. Attire is dressy casual. The benefit is being organized by Friends In Need Foundation.
For information on sponsorships, donations and to purchase tickets please contact Dottie Martin at 504.610.9079 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased and/or donations made on-line at: http://finfoundation.org/2016/11/benefit-for-richie-scherer/.