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La Derby Early Bird Nom Reminder and Santa Super Saturday Probables

A year and a day after Fair Grounds cancelled a racing program due to a rare snowfall in New Orleans, the Crescent City’s 2009 Louisiana Champions Day program was aborted midway through its 19th running Saturday due to torrential rains. That storm eventually resulted in the loss of Sunday’s program...

Davidowitz at Fair Grounds Dec. 19

Steve Davidowitz, author of the seminal handicapping guide Betting Thoroughbreds, will be at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Dec. 19 for a special handicapping seminar before the races and a book signing to promote his newest title, Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century: A Professional...

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 a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Fair Grounds is the 13th racing facility...

What About Bob?

Thoroughbred racing in Louisiana has seen a number of changes over the last few years. New management has taken over at each of the state's four race tracks and on-track slot machines are more prominent than SAM betting machines. Some say the changes are good for racing and some say the verdict is...

New Chalmette OTB & Casino Open for Business

A new Fair Grounds OTB & Casino facility offering pari-mutuel wagering on horse races around the country, as well as 75 new video poker machines, is open for business at 8700 West Judge Perez in Chalmette. Amenities at the beautifully appointed, high-ceilinged, state-of-the-art facility include...

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. “Despite a Herculean effort by our track maintenance crew, we were not able to get the racing surface to...

Superior Storm Wins as a Superior Storm Washes Out Races 9-12

When Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm won Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies for fillies and mares for the second year in a row and in the process became the third horse in Louisiana Champions Day’s 19-year history to win a total of three races in Fair Grounds’ featured series...

Asmussen Breaks Own North American Win Record

Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who bases his extensive operation at Fair Grounds throughout the New Orleans winter Thoroughbred racing season, broke his own record for number of North American wins in a single calendar year when Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Poppin won the 13th race at...

Superior Storm Wins as a Superior Storm Washes Out Races 9-12

When Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm won Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies for fillies and mares for the second year in a row and in the process became the third horse in Louisiana Champions Day’s 19-year history to win a total of three races in Fair Grounds’ featured series...

Louisiana Champions Day Card Called After Race 8

Saturday's Louisiana Champions Day program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was called off after the eighth race due to hazardous weather, which included torrential rain and heavy winds.