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Horse Racing & the Economy (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-04

Duration: 00:08:18

Subjects: Sports | Economy | Horse racing | HORSES


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Lanning, Bucky Interviewee
  • Lohman, Jack Interviewee
  • Virgets, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Day, Pat Interviewee
  • Frazier, Ricky Interviewee
  • Brothers, Frankie Interviewee
  • Broussard, Spanky Interviewee


This segment from the April 4, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the impact of the state’s economic downturn on the horse racing industry in Louisiana. His report touches on the oversaturation of the sport and the possible closure of the New Orleans Fair Grounds. He interviews: Bucky Lanning, horse trainer; Jack Lohman, horse breeder; Ronnie Virgets, sports writer; Pat Day, jockey; Ricky Frazier, jockey; Frankie Brothers, horse trainer; and Spanky Broussard, horse trainer.