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"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

Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Continue Long History on Road to the Derby Kickoff Day

Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, two New Orleans institutions that each date back to the 19th Century, have been closely assoc

Three-Year-Old Stakes Highlight Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone

A pair of $100,000 stakes for 3-year-olds with Derby and Oaks aspirations highlight a 13-race program with six stakes on Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone