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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...

Exotic Animal Racing is Back!

Join us Saturday, August 27 for a special Quarter Horse Racing featuring Ostriches and Zebras sponsored by Redd's Apple Ale & LQHBA. For tickets, visit fgno.com/tickets


T-REX RACING, EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THE BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS HIGHLIGHT FAIR GROUNDS2016 QUARTER HORSE MEET Futurity Trials Kickoff 10-Day Summer Race Meet First ever T-REX Racing and The Bucktown All-Stars Aug. 20, 3 pm post-time Exotic Animals, Zebras and Ostrich’s return Aug. 27, 3 pm post-time Fair...

OTB New Members Receive Cash Instantly!

Visit any of our 11 OTB locations to sign up as a Royal Rewards member and receive cash instantly! Visit http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/otb/video-poker for the location nearest you!

Book your next event with us!

There’s so many ways to enjoy the Fair Grounds and our Group Sales department can help you plan the perfect day at the races for parties large and small. Click here to visit the Group Sales website to learn more about our offerings. 

Congratulations to familiar faces who will be inducted into Racing Hall of Fame!

  Rachel Alexandra & Trainer Steve Asmussen will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on August 12 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Also elected were jockey Ramon Dominguez and champion racehorse Zenyatta. Read more about the inductees by visiting the National Museum...

Louisiana Sends Local Hopes to 142nd KY Derby

  The Road to the Kentucky Derby is winding down with “The Run for the Roses” only a short distance away. Riding in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” are three recognizable Fair Grounds sophomores. Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner...

Hours of Operation for Jazz Fest

As a longtime partner and friend to Jazz Fest, we look forward to another incredible year of food, fun and amazing entertainment. The following information and map below should assist in guiding you to the Slot Facility during the Festival dates. Live Show Days (Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24...

103rd Derby Parade of Hats

Congratulations to our Parade of Hats winners this past Saturday at the 103rd Louisiana Derby! 1st Place: Stacie Grant of Dallas, TX 2nd Place: Debbie Evans of Covington, LA 3rd Place: Ivy Howard of Lakeview, LA Pictured here with judge (left) Christina Famularo, Miss Louisiana INTL   For...