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Starlight & Twilight Racing Series

THE TOPCATS, DJ HYPHEE & BIG BROTHER’S VICTOR ARROYO HIGHLIGHT TWILIGHT OPENING DAY AT FAIR GROUNDS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19   The 145th Thoroughbred racing season begins Saturday, November 19 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with a special 3 p.m. Twilight first post. Presented by...

Key Dates to Know

The 145th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is approaching, with Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, November 19 with a Twilight Racing Program with a 3 p.m. first post. Here are some key dates throughout the season to help fans and horsemen plan ahead (all times...

Reservations Line is Open

Once again, the mainstay “see and be seen” event, Starlight Racing, kicks off opening week of live thoroughbred racing at the nation’s third-oldest racetrack.  This year marks the addition of two Saturday installments of the ever popular event with 3 p.m. post-times, as well as the three of...

2016-17 Stakes Schedule

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Nov. 19. The stakes schedule will mirror several past seasons with a...

I-610 Closure Alternate Routes (Sept. 16-19)

WHAT: Most of Interstate 610 in New Orleans will be closed for 2 1/2 days, from Friday night (Sept. 16) to Monday morning (Sept. 19), while a Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development contractor installs steel girders for the Wisner Boulevard bridge over the highway. ...

Fair Grounds and First American Bankcard donate to United Way of SELA

  FAIR GROUNDS AND FIRST AMERICAN BANKCARD DONATE $27,847 TO UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA IN SUPPORT OF FLOOD VICTIMS Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that in conjunction with First American Bankcard, Inc. a donation of $27,847 is being made to the United Way of...

RDD LAJOLLANFASTDASH BEST BY A NOSE IN GRADE I LQHBA SALE FUTURITY

Miguel Aguilar’s Rdd Lajollanfastdash won a tight photo to prevail by a nose in Saturday’s Grade I $323,488 LQHBA Sale Futurity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden by Raul Ramirez, Jr. for trainer Jose Sanchez, the son of Heza Fast Dash broke well from the gate and was able to wear down...

Save the Dates! 145th Thoroughbred Racing Season Schedule Released

View our calendar for a list of all race days and post times. Clubhouse Reservations: 504-943-2200 Special Days to Remember: Nov. 19: Opening Day Presented by East Jefferson General Hospital Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day Dec. 10: Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance Jan. 21: Road to the Derby...

BreezyRex wins Fair Grounds Fossil Stakes

The first ever Fair Grounds Fossil Stakes took place on Saturday, August 20. To view full videos and pictures from the races, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fairgroundsracecourseandslots.

Soul Rebels, Pocket Aces and Treme Brass Bands Headline Brass Band Throw Down at Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host several of New Orleans premiere brass bands in its inaugural Brass Band Throw Down to be held at the venerable track Saturday - June, 18, 2016.  The tracks’ 4th Floor clubhouse with its scenic view of the evening skyline of downtown will provide a...