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Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to $1 Million

The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the 98th time on March 26, 2011.

Zavala Named New Track Superintendent

Pedro Zavala has been named as the new track superintendent at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Fair Grounds to Host Bank of America Challenge Championships November 19

The fastest horses in the world will meet in New Orleans for the first time when Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts the Bank of America Challenge Championships with four Grade I race

Three Stakes Reduced By $100k Each

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce the purses of three stakes races still to be run this season—the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr.

Rachel Alexandra Drills in Drizzling Rain Friday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, aiming once again for an anticipated confrontation with her older rival Zenyatta in Oaklawn’s Grade I Apple Blossom April 9, worked Friday morning

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra Pointing to March 13 New Orleans Ladies

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 4-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet

FG to Reduce Purses Starting Sunday

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce purses of overnight races by nine-percent, effective Sunday, January 31, and trim the value of 12 stakes events.

FG Receives NTRA Safety and Integrity Accreditation

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following

Sunday's Racing Cancelled

Sunday’s live racing program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions. The state and track stewards made the final decision about 10:30 a.m.

March 13 Race Named "New Orleans Ladies"

A $200,000 stakes race for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on March 13 has been named the New Orleans Ladies, the track announced today.