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Fiesta Hispana Brings Latin Flavor to Fair Grounds Sept. 17

On September 17, from 5-9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present Fiesta Hispana, a new festival celebrating Latin Heritage on the week of Mexico’s bicentennial, as well as the independence holidays of all Central American nations. Four hours of live music will feature the...

Blog: Five Years Later, Fair Grounds Security Staff Recount Katrina Experiences

Dave Martin, Director of Facilities, Security and Safety, and Nicole Ario, Assistant Security Supervisor, talk about what they remember most from Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans in an interview five years later. Click the headline above to read their story.

Fair Grounds Legend Romero Inducted into National Hall of Fame

Randy Romero, who still holds the Fair Grounds single-season win record with 181 in 1983-84, was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Friday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Romero won four riding titles at Fair Grounds (1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84 and 1984-85). He also is one...

Congratulations Randy Romero, 2010 National Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Fair Grounds legend Randy Romero, a native of Erath, La., on his induction Friday to the National Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Click the headline above to learn more about Romero's accomplishments at Fair Grounds and to read coverage of Friday's induction...

Summer Quarter Horse Season Opens Sept. 14

For most of Fair Grounds’ modern history, New Orleans racing fans had to wait eight months between Thoroughbred seasons to get a live racing fix. But ever since an American Quarter Horse meet was established in 2008 there’s been a late-summer window for locals to savor the majesty of a post parade...

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. The $250,000 increase will make it the richest Thoroughbred horse race ever run in New Orleans and the first such race worth seven figures. The Louisiana Derby’s...

Zavala Named New Track Superintendent

Pedro Zavala has been named as the new track superintendent at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 26-year-old served as assistant track superintendent at Fair Grounds for the past five years following three years on the track crew at Arlington Park.

Zavala Named New Track Superintendent

Pedro Zavala has been named as the new track superintendent at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 26-year-old served as assistant track superintendent at Fair Grounds for the past five years following three years on the track crew at Arlington Park. “As we interviewed candidates from around...

Fair Grounds Horses Piling Up Graded Stakes Wins All Across North America

Through the first half of 2010, horses that raced or trained at Fair Grounds last season have gone on to win 15 graded stakes races at other tracks. Blame, Drosselmeyer, Rachel Alexandra, General Quarters, Champagne d'Oro and Tizaqueena are just a few of them. Click the headline for the full story.

Fair Grounds Horses Piling Up Graded Stakes Wins

Through the first half of 2010, horses that raced or trained at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last season have gone on to win 15 graded stakes races at other tracks. Two of those races were among the sport’s most prestigious events—the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park and the Stephen Foster...