Horse Racing Nation, Fair Grounds join forces

News site & legendary racetrack team to promote Louisiana Derby day

March 17, 2022

Louisville, Ky. & New Orleans, La. — Information meets tradition during Louisiana Derby week when one of horse racing’s leading media sites and one of the country’s oldest racetracks join forces to provide information to bettors.

Horse Racing Nation will provide extensive coverage of Louisiana Derby day at Fair Grounds with editorial and handicapping analysis throughout the week beginning with the draw on Saturday, March 19, and concluding with the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 26.

As part of the content agreement, Horse Racing Nation will also be a part of the Fair Grounds race card as sponsor of the Muniz Memorial Classic presented by Horse Racing Nation.

“As the first 100-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, all eyes will be on Fair Grounds, and there will be no better way to prepare for this great day of wagering than the content Horse Racing Nation plans to provide bettors,” Horse Racing Nation Vice President of Content Ed DeRosa said. “The all-stakes Pick 5 on Louisiana Derby day that includes the Muniz Memorial Classic presented by Horse Racing Nation is one of the most fun sequences all of Kentucky Derby season. We hope to spur a $1 million pool and a record $20 million in handle for the track.”

Along with stakes previews and recaps, Horse Racing Nation will provide advanced analytics of preferred run styles, post positions, pace analysis and pedigree analytics. HRN will provide on-site coverage of Louisiana Derby week, and leading up to the big day with stakes and Pick 5 analysis on all its channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Expanded coverage on Horse Racing Nation’s The Ron Flatter Podcast and HorseCenter podcast is also anticipated.

In addition to the Louisiana Derby and Muniz, the big day of racing includes the Fair Grounds Oaks and New Orleans Classic to round out the graded stakes action. The Fair Grounds Oaks is expected to feature the three-year-old debut of last year’s champion Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Echo Zulu.


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