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2017-18 Starlight Racing Dates

The 146th Thoroughbred racing season begins November 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with Starlight Racing and a special 3 p.m. first post. Presented by Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Absolut, Jameson, Event Producers and B97, the popular “see and be seen” series at Fair Grounds features live...

Summer Sausage Sprint Wiener!

Photo by Hodges Photography. Over 30 local dachshunds raced to beat not only each other, but the rain! The day started with 4 semi-final heats in which the top 3 earned positions in the finale. Cork took first place, followed by Cowboy & DooDoo! You can view all of the live races on our...

Ride of Your Life Winner - Jose S.!

Congratulations to our Ride of Your Life Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Winner, Jose S.! On Friday, August 4, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosted the finale event for the three-month long promotion. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres leading up to the revealing moment at 9pm. We'd like to thank...

Exotic Racing with Ostriches & Camels

Exotic Animal Racing Back by popular demand and increased to a total of three races, Camel and Ostriches are on the card Friday, August 25th.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early as exotic races are currently scheduled to run just after 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., respectively.  On...

Fair Grounds First Summer Sausage Sprint

Since you've enjoyed our annual Wiener Dog Racing in March, we have added a second date of family fun - the Summer Sausage Sprint on Saturday, August 19. First Post is 3pm. Due to an abundance of entries, the ever-popular Spring Wiener Dog Racing Card returns in the inaugural Wiener Dog Summer...

Quarter Horse Racing Schedule

The Quarter Horse meet at Fair Grounds will take off this August. Download a printable copy of the schedule by clicking this link. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts the tenth annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet presented by REDD’s Apple Ale and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, including the...

Fair Grounds Summer Sip & Shop

If you missed the first two, don't worry! We have 1 more Sip & Shop event this summer! Sip, shop and savor some of the hottest fashions at Fair Grounds Sip & Shop events this summer. Shop over 20 local boutiques in just one day! We’ll have some of NOLA’s (& the surrounding region’s)...

Dreams Come True at 143 KY Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable, Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds’ favored Always Dreaming shook clear of longshot State of Honor at the half-mile pole, opened a daylight advantage and cruised...

Book Your Next Event With Us

Since 1852, Fair Grounds Race Course has been a part of the cultural fabric of this wonderful city. With great pleasure, we offer our considerable experience, southern hospitality and unique facilities to make your occasion truly memorable. Whether it's a group for "A Day at the Races" to watch...

Slots New Member Promotion

Visit Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70119 & sign up for a Twin Spires Slots Reward Card to receive $25.00 free slot play with a chance to win up to $2,500 free slot play! Receive $15 free slot play on day of sign up; $5 free slot play for providing...