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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.

Louisiana Champions Day Card Called After Race 8

The 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. “We’re devastated to have to cancel these championship races on one of our best days of the year,” said Fair...

Kentucky Oaks Runner-Up Stone Legacy Wins

Mary Lou Whitney’s Stone Legacy, runner-up to Fair Grounds-based Horse of the Year candidate Rachel Alexandra in last spring’s Grade I Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since breaking her maiden at Oaklawn last February when she captured Fair...

Heiligbrodts to Enjoy Louisiana Champions Day

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt – last season’s Fair Grounds owner champions – were on their way from their home in Houston, Texas, to New Orleans when reached by cell phone en route Friday morning and will be in attendance at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Champions Day on Saturday. “It’s about a four-...

Fair Grounds Hosts 19th Louisiana Champions Day Saturday

Superior Storm won the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie in 2007 and the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies last year, and is 4-5 in Saturday’s morning line to win that filly and mare test for the second straight season.