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Key Dates to Know: 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season

  Here are some key dates before and during the season to help fans and horsemen plan ahead (all times Central). November 21- Opening Night of the 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season presented by East Jefferson General Hospital with Starlight Racing with a Cosmic twist and the Miller Lite White...

Fair Grounds Premieres WYES-TV Documentary "Fair Grounds Memories"

For 162 years, Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans has been a storied staple of the city’s culture, providing entertainment through horse racing, exhibitions, boxing, baseball games and music festivals for generations. On November 19, WYES-TV will premiere “New Orleans Fair Grounds Memories,” a...

Thanks for Voting in the Pony Hop!

Thanks for entering the Pony Hop or voting for your friend to compete in Pony Hop: Battle of the Sexes! Watch the leaderboard at https://www.facebook.com/FairGroundsRaceCourseandSlots to see if your friend makes it.  Then see them bounce live on November 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course &...

Fair Grounds to Host DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

Fair Grounds Championship Handicapping Tournament (RULES) Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will play host to the Fair Grounds Championship handicapping tournament on December 20, 2014 that will offer two paid berths into the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. The 16th annual NHC is...

Clubhouse Reservations Open October 20

  CLUBHOUSE RESERVATIONS LINE OPENS OCTOBER 20; TRACK OPENS 143RD THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON WITH STARLIGHT RACING NOVEMBER 21 A special Starlight Racing event at 5 p.m. on November 21 will mark the return of thoroughbred racing at the nation’s third-oldest racetrack. Fair Grounds Race Course...

Fair Grounds Thanksgiving Menu!

Spend Thanksgiving Day at the Races Thanksgiving Day Clubhouse Dining reservations start at $70 per person – at tables of four or six only – and go up to $125 per person, depending on the row and vantage point. Reservations include a meal consisting of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Additional...

2014-2015 Starlight Racing Schedule

Fair Grounds also announced four Starlight Racing dates in addition to Opening Night. The popular “see and be seen” social events feature live music, DJs, drink specials and live racing under the lights on select Friday nights. Highlighting the start of the Starlight series and best described as a...

Fair Grounds Oaks Winner, Untapable, Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion

Bensalem, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Leading 3-year-old filly Untapable stalked the leaders and then had to work down the stretch in winning Saturday's $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen, went off as the 1-2 favorite in the eight-horse field for the 1 1/...

2014-2015 FG Racing & Stakes Schedule

Fair Grounds Race Course is set to kick off its 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season with an opening night party featuring Starlight Racing on Friday, Nov. 21.  The thoroughbred season, which will run from Nov. 21 to March 29, will be highlighted with continued revered New Orleans traditions...

Louisiana Jambalaya Serves Up Sharp LQHBA Futurity Win

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, September 05, 2014) – Mykelia Carter and Roderick L. Carter's Louisiana Jambalaya, the second-fastest qualifier in trials for trainer Justin Dehart, stormed home outside under jockey Lucas Constantin to get up in a photo finish over Kay L & Wade J Loup Jr.'s Hang on and...