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Louisiana Derby Week, March 21-27, Packed With Events

A charity golf tournament to benefit backstretch workers, the annual Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation reception honoring the previous year’s Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, and a rich Fair Grounds Oaks Day program are among a packed week’s worth of special events leading up to the 97th Louisiana...

VIP Upper Deck Tent Tickets Now Available for Oaks and Derby Days

The Clubhouse Dining Room may be sold out, but it's not too late to arrange for VIP treatment on two of the season's biggest afternoond of racing--Fair Grounds Oaks Day on March 26 and Louisiana Derby Day on March 27--thanks to the new VIP Upper Deck Tent experience. For more information, contact...

2nd Annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots presents the second annual Louisiana Derby Charity Golf Tournament to benefit backstretch workers on Wednesday, March 24. City Park Golf Course will host this year’s competition and will feature multiple contests and awards. Registration is $100 per person....

Ide Like a Double Wins Inaugural Costa Rising

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, settled behind the pace set by stablemate Autobeacat, took command in upper stretch and held sway late to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes by a length and a half.

Borel to be Honored at March 25 Hartack Gala

Each year the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation hosts an Award Ceremony to honor the Kentucky Derby’s winning jockey. This year’s recipient, Louisiana native and two-time Kentucky Derby winner, Calvin Borel, will be recognized at the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation Reception and Award Ceremony...

Ide Like a Double Wins Inaugural Costa Rising

Valene Farms’ Ide Like a Double, settled behind the pace set by stablemate Autobeacat, took command in upper stretch and held sway late to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $60,000 Costa Rising Stakes by a length and a half. Trained by Bryon Gilbert and ridden by Pat Valenzuela, Ide Like a...

Fair Grounds to be Well-Represented in Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

Louisiana Derby winner Mission Impazible, shown here exercising Thursday at Churchill Downs, is one of several Kentucky Derby probables trained by Todd Pletcher. The “Todd Squad” also includes Risen Star Stakes winner Discreetly Mine, who was fourth in the Louisiana Derby. Another top 3-year-old...

Jody Slew 'Unlikely' for Fair Grounds Oaks

Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, heroine of Fair Grounds’ $75,000 Tiffany Lass and Grade III Silverbulletday stakes as the first two legs of the local sophomore fillies series, is now considered “unlikely” to compete in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks as the third leg of that triple...

Burt's a Stitch Wins Twilight Feature

The third and last Starlight Racing program of Fair Grounds’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite was blessed with long overdue spring-like weather Friday night, allowing the younger, party-going New Orleans-based demographic the marketing experiment was designed to reach...

DreamBet, Derby Hat Contest and Romero Book Signing Highlight Derby Day Events

A $10,000 Derby DreamBet, the annual Louisiana Derby Hat Contest and a book signing with retired jockey Randy Romero highlight the festivities surrounding Saturday’s Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Click the headline above for details on all of the on-track happenings today...