Fair Grounds Continuing To Assess Property Damage Sustained During Hurricane Ida

The Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. was in the path of the storm when Hurricane Ida hit the coast on Aug. 29, reports bloodhorse.com. No injuries were reported, but the track sustained damage to the tote board, multiple barns, and a lighting pole.

“The team at Fair Grounds continues to assess the extensive damage to the property as a result of the impact of Hurricane Ida,” track president Doug Shipley said in a statement to bloodhorse.com. “While there will be much necessary repair in preparation for our Thoroughbred racing season in November, we are most grateful that our Quarter Horse meet had been relocated this year and therefore there were no horses were on property.

“In the interest of safety, we were able to close operations and send our team members home. As you can imagine, with the current conditions and in the absence of power in the area, it may take some time to get an accurate understanding of the damage and to estimate a timeline for repair.”

Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La. shut down on early Sunday morning, but did not sustain any damage as a result of the storm. Evangeline and Delta Downs, both owned by Boyd Gaming, are reported to be fully operational. Delta in Vinton, La. was outside the path of the storm.

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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