This jockey has been waiting so long for racing to resume at the Fair Grounds, he’s gotten a little stiff. Before “You Know What,” things were looking good for the racecourse. Churchill Downs, the most prestigious track operator in the country, had bought the Fair Grounds and had big plans to upgrade the facility. Instead, there was no racing at all last season at the hometown track.PACE: RACING BACK Everywhere in the country Thanksgiving suggests certain images. In New Orleans we have those images too, plus one more – horses at the gate. We can be thankful to the owners for giving us back the racing season. It’s now time for the thoroughbreds to start their practice runs – and for the jockeys to loosen up.

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