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Reservations Line Open for 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season

Make sure you’ll have a seat at the table for upcoming live racing days by securing reservations over the phone. Reservations for Clubhouse dining and box seats are now being taken during regular business hours at (504) 943-2200 or 1-800-262-7983. Clubhouse Dining on Thanksgiving Day is sold out...

Reservations Line Open for Friday's AQHA Challenge Championships and Thoroughbred Meet

Make sure you’ll have a seat at the table for upcoming live racing days at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by securing reservations over the phone. Reservations for Clubhouse dining and box seats are being taken at (504) 943-2200 or 1-800-262-7983. Reservations for Clubhouse Dining on...

Fair Grounds to Offer Voodoo Parking and Shuttle Service

To access a printable download of the Voodoo Parking map and traffic flow plan, click here. To access a printable download of directions to Fair Grounds from all points, click here. Music fans headed to the Voodoo Experience in City Park Oct. 29-31 now have the option of parking at nearby Fair...

Mikolay Named New Racing Analyst

Katie Mikolay has been hired as the new racing analyst at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the upcoming 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season that opens Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. A 31-year-old native of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Mikolay has performed similar duties for the past three seasons at...

139th Thoroughbred Racing Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

The best that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has to offer will be bigger and better during the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010, to March 27, 2011. The meet’s centerpiece event, the March 26 Louisiana Derby for horses making their last stop...

Get Tickets Now for First Breeders' Cup Handicapping Summit at Churchill Downs Nov. 4

The first-ever Breeders' Cup Handicapping Summit brings together racing's top prognosticators for an all-star preview of the Breeders' Cup races. Click the headline above for more information.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in honor of the 2009 Fair Grounds Oaks winner. “Rachel graced us with one of the most impressive...

Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to Record $1 Million

The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run 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 purse hike is the highlight of a robust...

Feature Jess Rockin Wins Fair Grounds Challenge

In a track record-breaking performance, Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC’s Feature Jess Rockin led gate to wire and earned a berth into the Nov. 19 Grade I, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship with a dominant one-length victory over Vrrroom in the $40,000 Fair Grounds Challenge Stakes on...