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Into the Stretch at Fair Grounds...

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has saved the best for last with a jam-packed schedule of special events over the final week of the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, highlighted by

Family Fun Day Returns to Fair Grounds March 20

Bring the kids for an unforgettable afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when Family Fun Day returns March 20 with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-cl

"Letters from the Backside" at Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby Weekend

The Neighborhood Story Project, a local nonprofit in partnership with the University of New Orleans that facilitates area residents publishing books about their own communities, wi

Fair Grounds Oaks Raised to $500k; Four Other Closing Weekend Stakes Boosted

The purse for the March 26 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been boosted to $500,000 (from $400,000), making it the richest prep race for 3-year-old fillies po

Asmussen, Peace Rules, Rachel Alexandra Elected to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Three new members have been elected to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame: Steve Asmussen, a nine-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds; Peace Rules, the 2003 Louisiana

Derby Day General Admission to Benefit Children's Hospital

General admission for the March 26 Louisiana Derby Day program at Fair Grounds featuring the first million-dollar horse race in the history of New Orleans will be $5 for the Grandstand and $10 for

Saturday's Program Cancelled After Race 2 Due to Thunderstorms

The remainder of Saturday’s card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was called off after Race 2 due to severe thunderstorms. All wagers on individual cancelled races will be r

Starlight Racing This Friday with The Mixed Nuts

Even though the last of nine live Thoroughbred races on Friday’s Starlight Racing program is set for just before 9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that headlining musical

Night School Coming to FairGroundsRaceCourse.com


Lamarque Ford the Perfect Partner for Risen Star Stakes and Louisiana Derby Preview Day

In 1987, a Louisiana-born car dealer named Ronnie Lamarque became nationally recognized horse racing royalty as co-owner of Risen Star, a son of Secretariat who wo